Friends, I know these people are well intentioned but the only people they are helping is the current government of Australia. And I would say to everyone gathered here that I’ve waited as Opposition Leader for the next election, forfive years and two months and if I’ve got to wait a couple more minutes, well … Continue reading Blog: Bill Shorten’s address to ALP National Conference
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The National Party has spent the past years claiming credit for projects initiated by the former federal Labor Government. The truth is, the only contribution by the National Party to these was to turn up at the openings and cut ribbons. For the record: the former Federal Labor Government invested $7.9 billion on the Pacific … Continue reading Blog: The truth about the Pacific Highway
A Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program – the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia. Under Labor, approximately 4,000 children in the Port, Kempsey, Coffs and on the Mid-North Coast will have greater access to early education, giving them the best possible start to their … Continue reading Briefing: Preschool
BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS E&OE TRANSCRIPT PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA THURSDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2018 SUBJECT: National security BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: Good evening everybody. Today we've seen perhaps the most irresponsible abandonment of national security lawmaking that I've seen … Continue reading Transcript: National Security
KEMPSEY AIRPORT On Tuesday 4 December 2018, Kempsey Council met to discuss a Noise Management Plan for the airport, devised by the Kempsey Airport Reference Group and a consultant. Aviation is a federal matter. I understand it was recognised by Council the report was incomplete and not fit for public release at this time. I further … Continue reading News: Kempsey Airport
THE NATIONALS NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THE GOVERNMENT WON’T ACT ON MID-NORTH COAST PETROL PRICESPetrol prices in some parts of the Mid-North Coast are forty per cent higher than the cost of petrol near Scott Morrison's electorate in Sydney. Today (Monday, 3 December 2018), petrol in Port Macquarie was $1.579 a litre - 44 cents … Continue reading News: The Nationals need to explain why the government won’t act on Mid-North Coast petrol prices.
COFFS BYPASS - THE PREMATURE END OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION PERIOD The public consultation period for the Coffs Harbour Bypass officially closes tomorrow, Friday, 30 November 2018, signalling a premature milestone in a highly flawed process. The conclusion of the public consultation period comes when crucial reports on the impacts of noise, Aboriginal heritage, the … Continue reading News: Coffs Bypass – the premature end of the public consultation period.
NEW AMSA REGIONAL OFFICE IS WELCOME NEWS BUT WHY TAKE FOUR YEARS TO COMPLETE? The announcement by the federal government today that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will establish a regional office in Coffs Harbour is logical and welcome news. Coffs Harbour will become the 20th AMSA office throughout the country and it is logical … Continue reading News: New AMSA office in Coffs is welcome but why take four years?
Australia is in an energy crisis under the Liberals. Power bills are out of control, pollution is rising and the Liberals haven’t been able to agree on a policy amongst themselves. Scott Morrison and the Liberals are divided and out of touch on energy and climate change. Scott Morrison supports privatising electricity assets and he … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan to lower power prices, cut pollution, boost renewables and create more jobs.