STATEMENT ON ELECTION RESULT On behalf of the Australian Labor Party I would like to thank all our Party members and supporters for their hard work and dedication during the election campaign. The result is deeply disappointing and our Party has a responsibility to analyse the result and to respond maturely. Attributing blame or fault to any particular individual … Continue reading Statement by Wayne Swan, National President of the Australian Labor Party
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 Hello Andrew, The election of nearly here. A new era for Cowper is nearly here. A new era for Australia is nearly here. This newsletter, my last before the election, is a quick update from the Labor campaign in Cowper. CAN YOU HELP US THIS SATURDAY? We have a pretty good volunteer … Continue reading Blog: First newsletter
Questions from Nine Media (formely Fairfax Regional papers). Who are you? (eg What do you do? Where do you live? What connections do you have with the local area?) I work in sustainability and environmental management and communications and live in Bellingen. I first moved to the mid-north coast in the mid 1980’s and later … Continue reading Blog: Why me!
Goodness me! @RobOakeshott1 has taken to amplifying the Nationals lie that Labor is introducing a "retiree tax"; he supports giving a tax refund to wealthy Australians who don't pay tax and he doesn't want to help first home buyers into home ownership. Wow. Just wow. #Cowper. Source: https://twitter.com/CowperLabor/status/1122801317813026816
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In it to win it We are one month from the election on the 18th of May. We can change Cowper. We can change Australia. We must do both. Our campaign is being well received. We are campaigning locally on reducing unemployment, protecting our environment, acting on climate change, addressing inequality and tackling corruption in government … Continue reading Blog: ‘first’ campaign newsletter
From a policy substance point of view, Mr Oakeshott is supporting much of what Labor has put forward in its climate change action plan. Labor's plans go much further, are much stronger, are more definate, backed by the best policy minds in Australia and will be implemented in government. The reality is that Mr Oakeshott's … Continue reading Blog: Climate change action – we need action and not PR
Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan clearly states that Labor will develop a Bioenergy Strategy to boost the development of this important industry in Australia. The North East Forest Alliance comments are misleading that “the only current fuel source for bioenergy is native forests”. There are many types of bio energy and Labor will look at … Continue reading Blog: Response to North East Forest Alliance regarding Labor’s commitment to develop a biofuels strategy.
Cowper is a big electorate. It stretches from Coffs and Dorrigo in the north to Port and to west of Kempsey in the south. The number of voters is roughly a third in Coffs, a third in Port and a third in what I call "the middle". Some people say, I am too focussed on … Continue reading Blog: My focus and Kempsey
Mr Harry Creamer under the banner of “Climate Change Australia” in the Bellingen Courier, 27 February 2019 declared his support for Mr Rob Oakeshott, an independent candidate for the seat of Cowper at the federal election. As a professional working in the environmental sustainability industry; the holder of Master of Environmental Management (UNSW), and one … Continue reading Letter to the editor: Rob Oakeshott – the inconvenient truth