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
An open letter to local National Party members and sundry internet trolls The local National Party members and internet trolls think they have the scoop of the century with the “shock - horror" revelations that I haven’t lived here all of my life. Indeed a few of them seem quite obsessed with it. Old mate … Continue reading Blog: Meet the blow-in
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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
Hello, I have received a handful of emails from people concerning the Adani mine. First, thank you for your concern about climate change, the environment and this proposal. I share your concern. My response to those writing is: Thank you for your correspondence asking about the position of Labor and myself on the Adani … Continue reading Blog: Response to letters about the Adani mine proposal
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.