Beware of those claiming credit for Labor's investments in health in Cowper. It was Labor that funded two of the biggest hospital redevelopments in the area in the past decade - Port Macquarie and Kempsey hospitals. Port Macquarie Hospital Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, Rudd Labor Government, 2010 Budget, $96 million, NSW Government: $8 million News … Continue reading Blog: Hospital funding facts
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
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
9 December 2018 The Editor, Coffs Coast Advocate, Editor, Ms Barbara Davis, is 100 per cent wrong when she says Federal Labor hasn’t made a commitment to building the Coffs Harbour Bypass (Coffs Coast Advocate, 8 December 2018, Cut to the bypass chase). A ten-second fact check reveals that the front page of the Coffs … Continue reading Blog: Letter to the editor – Cut to the bypass chase.
It is now under six months until the election so I thought I would do my own version of Q&A based on the many questions I have received when I have been out and about. I have also received many comments on our social media posts. We’re now averaging over 30,000 engagements a month on … Continue reading Q&A
HON JULIE COLLINS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND MENTAL HEALTH MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S BETRAYAL OF OLDER AUSTRALIANS REVEALED AS 126,000 NOW WAIT FOR HOME CARE The release of the latest on the Morrison Government’s home care packages waitlist has revealed more than 126,000 older Australians are now languishing waiting for care. The further blow … Continue reading Blog: Aged care waiting list on the NSW Mid-North Coast now 1443.
20 November 2018The Editor, Coffs Coast Advocate MICHAEL MCCORMACK CONTINUES THE TRUTH BYPASS IN COFFS The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Michael McCormack, has penned a ridiculous letter to the Coffs Coast Advocate in relation to the Coffs Harbour Bypass, once again confirming that the National Party simply doesn’t get it. The Coffs Harbour Bypass should have been … Continue reading Letter to the editor: Michael McCormack continues the truth bypass in Coffs Harbour.
15 November 2018 The Editor, Coffs Coast Advocate Mr Steven Troy is his letter of 7 November 2018 “And the politics have begun” contains factual inaccuracies and demonstrates the narrow-mindedness and desperateness of the local National Party members and their friends to discredit me. I wear as a badge of honour what they attack me … Continue reading Blog: Letter to the editor of the Coffs Coast Advocate concerning inaccuracies and misinformation
Having Michelle visit Bellingen was always a part of the process of come up with a way to fix the NBN problem in Bellingen and elsewhere. The digital divide in Bellingen township - and the case to switch fixed wireless to FTTC - is now firmly among priority areas being considered by Labor. Yes, much … Continue reading Blog: Statement on the NBN in Bellingen