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Media: ALP Cowper Candidate Andrew Woodward making inroads

  The Labor candidate for Cowper says the Coalition government has steadily dismantled "one brick at a time" some of our traditional services.   He says more services are being outsourced meaning there are fewer public servants employed to work for a growing population.   "It is the fundamentals that makes Australia what it is … Continue reading Media: ALP Cowper Candidate Andrew Woodward making inroads

Briefing: Labor’s plan to address petrol prices in regional Australia

Labor has championed the cause of Australian consumers, but a lack of action from the Liberal-National Government has left regional Australians paying over the mark in many vital, day to day expenses. Two years ago, in 2016, Bill Shorten made the commitment that a Labor government would give Australia’s competition watchdog an independent market studies … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan to address petrol prices in regional Australia

News: The Nationals need to explain why the government won’t act on Mid-North Coast petrol prices.

THE NATIONALS NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THE GOVERNMENT WON’T ACT ON MID-NORTH COAST PETROL PRICESPetrol prices in some parts of the Mid-North Coast are forty per cent higher than the cost of petrol near Scott Morrison's electorate in Sydney. Today (Monday, 3 December 2018), petrol in Port Macquarie was $1.579 a litre - 44 cents … Continue reading News: The Nationals need to explain why the government won’t act on Mid-North Coast petrol prices.

Briefing: Labor will end the war on science

BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG SENATOR KIM CARR SHADOW MINISTER FOR INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH SENATOR FOR VICTORIA A SHORTEN LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL END THE WAR ON SCIENCE    A Shorten Labor Government will end the Liberals’ war on … Continue reading Briefing: Labor will end the war on science

News: Coffs Bypass – the premature end of the public consultation period.

COFFS BYPASS - THE PREMATURE END OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION PERIOD The public consultation period for the Coffs Harbour Bypass officially closes tomorrow, Friday, 30 November 2018, signalling a premature milestone in a highly flawed process. The conclusion of the public consultation period comes when crucial reports on the impacts of noise, Aboriginal heritage, the … Continue reading News: Coffs Bypass – the premature end of the public consultation period.

News: Confirmed – National Party cronyism show moves to Kempsey today

CONFIRMED - NATIONAL PARTY CRONYISM SHOW MOVES TO KEMPSEY TODAY The National Party cronyism show has moved south today with community and national media concern about a company owned by a Kempsey Councillor and National Party member undertaking work on the controversial cinema development. The cinema project was promoted and approved by Council, undertaken by … Continue reading News: Confirmed – National Party cronyism show moves to Kempsey today

News: Company chaired by new National Party candidate receives over $3 million in federal government grants in 2018

COMPANY CHAIRED BY NEW NATIONAL PARTY STATE CANDIDATE RECEIVES OVER $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS IN 2018 The National Party on Saturday selected Mr Gurmesh Singh as its candidate for the New South Wales state seat of Coffs Harbour. Mr Singh is the Chairman of Oz Group Co-op Ltd, a blueberry farming group on … Continue reading News: Company chaired by new National Party candidate receives over $3 million in federal government grants in 2018

News: New AMSA office in Coffs is welcome but why take four years?

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?

Briefing: Labor’s plan to lower power prices, cut pollution, boost renewables and create more jobs.

Australia is in an energy crisis under the Liberals. Power bills are out of control, pollution is rising and the Liberals haven’t been able to agree on a policy amongst themselves. Scott Morrison and the Liberals are divided and out of touch on energy and climate change. Scott Morrison supports privatising electricity assets and he … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan to lower power prices, cut pollution, boost renewables and create more jobs.

Letter to the editor: Michael McCormack continues the truth bypass in Coffs Harbour.

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.