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?
NATIONALS HUMILIATED OVER COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS The federal and state National Party governments have been humiliated over the Coffs Harbour Bypass with news today that key decisions on the project will be put off until after elections next year. The National Party had set the whole bypass project up as a PR festival pre the … Continue reading News Release: Nationals humiliated over Coffs Harbour Bypass
THE POLITICAL BACKGROUND OF PATRICK CONAGHAN The new National Party candidate for Cowper, Patrick Conaghan, needs to make a statement on his political background. Labor understands Mr Conaghan has previously been a member of the Liberal Party. Knowing the extent of his membership and links into the Liberal Party is important for the people of … Continue reading News Release: The political background of Patrick Conaghan
QUESTIONS FOR THE NATIONAL PARTY CANDIDATE FOR COWPER The National Party candidate for Cowper must immediately declare where he stands on critical issues like tax cuts, penalty rates, schools funding, Medicare, climate change, new coal-fired power stations, unemployment, the NBN, the banking industry, Coffs Bypass, Kempsey Council and the Great Koala National Park. The electorate … Continue reading News: Questions for the National Party candidate for Cowper.
LABOR CALLS FOR THE RELEASE OF THE FULL COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS PREFERRED CONCEPT DESIGN REPORT The federal and state governments must immediately release the full Preferred Concept Design Report into the Coffs Harbour Bypass. To date, the governments have only released a “Summary Report”. Where is the full report? Why hasn’t this been released? Why … Continue reading News: Labor calls on the governments to release the full Preferred Design Concept report for the Coffs Harbour Bypass and not just the “Summary Report”.
LABOR PLEDGES AN EXTRA $22.2 MILLION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN PORT MACQUARIE, COFFS HARBOUR, KEMPSEY AND THE MID-NORTH COAST Public schools in Cowper will be $22.2 million better off over three years under a federal Labor Government. Labor today released school-by-school details of its plans to spend $14 billion on public schools over its first … Continue reading News: Labor pledges an extra $22.2 million for public schools in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey and on the Mid-North Coast over three years.
THE NATIONAL PARTY ABANDONS PEOPLE OF WEST COFFS HARBOUR OVER THE BYPASS The National Party has abandoned the people of west Coffs Harbour over the bypass, saying they should simply put up with all of the negative impacts because they chose to live there. In an extraordinary statement to Parliament, the state Member for Coffs Harbour, … Continue reading News: The National Party abandons the people of west Coffs Harbour over the bypass
GRANT TO BORAL TIMBER FOR BIOFUELS STUDY AT HERONS CREEK I am pleased to see the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN) express its concern about a grant by the federal government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency for a project centred on the Boral Timber mill at Heron's Creek near Port Macquarie. The government has given $500,000 … Continue reading News: Labor concerned about a government grant to Boral Timber for study at Herons Creek near Port Macquarie.
LABOR RELEASES ITS SUBMISSION ON THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS Labor today released its submission on the Coffs Harbour Bypass as a part of the public consultation process, currently scheduled to conclude on Friday, 26 October 2018. The full ten-page submission is here: LINK WEDNESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2018 EXCERPT Introduction In short, the Australian Labor Party … Continue reading News: Labor releases its submission on the Coffs Harbour Bypass
WHERE ARE THE MISSING MODELS? The federal and state governments need to immediately explain what’s happened to $100,000 worth of scale models of the trenches and road bridges associated with the Coffs Harbour Bypass. At the first public exhibition of plans three weeks ago, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) were proudly displaying the three models, … Continue reading News Release: Where are the missing models?