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
A Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program – the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia. Under Labor, approximately 4,000 children in the Port, Kempsey, Coffs and on the Mid-North Coast will have greater access to early education, giving them the best possible start to their … Continue reading Briefing: Preschool
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.
KEMPSEY AIRPORT On Tuesday 4 December 2018, Kempsey Council met to discuss a Noise Management Plan for the airport, devised by the Kempsey Airport Reference Group and a consultant. Aviation is a federal matter. I understand it was recognised by Council the report was incomplete and not fit for public release at this time. I further … Continue reading News: Kempsey Airport
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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?