THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER IT’S TIME FOR THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT TO GET BEHIND HIGH SPEED RAIL Today I re-introduced to Parliament a Private Member’s Bill that would create an authority to begin detailed planning for construction of a High Speed … Continue reading Blog: High Speed Rail for Port and Coffs
The three trenches being proposed by the Liberal National Governments on the #Coffs bypass are 30 to 50 per cent bigger than the QE2. And there will be three of them within 14 kms. At last Thursday's community meeting on the Coffs Harbour Bypass, there were a significant number of voices saying the previously rejected … Continue reading Blog: Should an alternative route for the Coffs Harbour Bypass undergo re-examination?
STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR WHITLAM COALITION FAILING REGIONAL AUSTRALIA Before looking at incentives to encourage people to move to regional Australia to relieve congestion in Sydney and Melbourne, the Morrison Government must first look to deliver on existing policy promises … Continue reading Blog: Coalition failing regional Australia
Context The response is in relation to a request from a resident to revisit routes previously proposed due to the lack of tunnels in the "Preferred concept design" released this week. Response I agree with the overall sentiment that we will need a bypass around Coffs Harbour (such as those investigated in 2001). This, in … Continue reading Letter: Response to a Coffs resident asking for previous CBD bypass routes to be examined due to the missing tunnels.
20 September 2018 The Hon Bill Shorten Leader of the Opposition Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Aged Care Royal Commission hearings in regional areas Dear Mr Shorten, I am writing in support of the call by the Labor Candidate for Page, Patrick Deegan, for the Royal Commission into Aged Care to hold special sittings in … Continue reading Letter: To Bill Shorten re Aged Care Royal Commission
Editor (Bellingen Shire Courier-Sun), Politicians get remembered for lots of things… some good, some bad. As Luke Hartsuyker enters the twilight of his career, it is becoming clear that he will leave two scars on the northern end of the federal electorate of Cowper. First, as I predicted in May, the government looks like it … Continue reading Letter: Bellingen Broadband Bungle
The Liberal and National parties love breaking down our key institutions - CSIRO, ABC, TAFE, Medicare & NPWS. We have to stop them. Source: Coffs Coast Advocate print edition Staff cuts spark fire fears as conditions worsen IN the face of potentially one of the most catastrophic bushfire seasons on record, the Australian Workers Union … Continue reading Blog: Great stuff today from the Australian Workers Union – standing up for NPWS, workers, community safety & nature.
NotesGrafton, Kempsey and Port Macquarie are shown as they have the most consistent sets of data amongst recording stations. Source: BOM Temperatures Rainfall Updated: 17 September 2018
Photo: Macleay Argus On Saturday I received a briefing from the Kempsey Airport Action Group as a part of wider discussions I have been having and research I have been doing. Just to be clear, my views on the airport issue are as follows: The Airport is an asset for Kempsey and at present, it is … Continue reading Blog: Kempsey Airport – my position