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?
THE HON SHAYNE NEUMANN MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BLAIR CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE MEMBER FOR BALLARAT MEDICAL TRANSFER OF CHILDREN FROM AUSTRALIAN-FUNDED REGIONAL PROCESSING CENTRES Labor will introduce legislation to address the Government’s failure to ensure children in Australian-funded regional processing centres receive the urgent medical care … Continue reading Blog: Children on Nauru
BYPASSING COFFS HARBOUR - NEXT STEPS Last night's public meeting on the Coffs Harbour Bypass was unanimous in opposition to the design released by the government. The clear preference was for tunnels. Labor wants tunnels and not trenches, as previously promised by governments. The governments must deliver. This is not negotiable. There was also strong … Continue reading News Release: bypassing Coffs Harbour – next steps
GOVERNMENTS MUST OBTAIN CONSENSUS ON BYPASSING COFFS HARBOUR The two governments need to make the case that this is the right route; with the right design, and with overwhelming public support. We support the bypassing of Coffs Harbour as soon as possible, but not at any cost to the community, natural environment, heritage or economy. There's … Continue reading News Release: Governments must obtain consensus on bypassing Coffs Harbour
THE NATIONAL PARTY NEEDS TO STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE POOR REACTION TO THE COFFS BYPASS AND GET ON WITH A NEW DESIGN WITH REAL TUNNELS AND NOT TRENCHES The National Party needs to stop complaining about how poorly the Coffs Harbour Bypass Preferred Concept Design has been received by the community. The National Party should … Continue reading News Release: The National Party needs to stop complaining about the poor reaction to the Coffs Bypass and get a new design with real tunnels and not trenches
ANDREW FRASER ADMITS HE HASN'T EVEN LOOKED AT THE NEW BYPASS DESIGN A WEEK AFTER ITS RELEASE The state National Party member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today admitted he hasn't even looked at the new design of the bypass featuring trenches instead of tunnels. Today in the Coffs Bypass Facebook group, Mr Fraser said: "I … Continue reading News: Andrew Fraser admits he hasn’t even looked at the new bypass design a week after its release.