QUESTIONS FOR NATIONAL PARTY PRESELECTION CANDIDATES FOR COWPER National Party preselection candidates for the seat of Cowper must immediately declare where they stand on key issues like tax cuts, penalty rates, schools funding, new coal fired power stations, unemployment, the NBN and the banking industry. The electorate needs to understand whether the Nationals are about … Continue reading News: Questions for National Party preselection candidates in Cowper
LUKE HARTSUYKER'S DIGITAL DISGRACE ON THE NBN Luke Hartsuyker's response today to the Coffs Harbour Advocate on the NBN "Digital Divide" in Bellingen shows just how out of touch The Nationals are on fairness, opportunity and the future. In short, eighty per cent of the urban area in Bellingen is earmarked to get fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) … Continue reading News: Luke Hartsuyker’s digital disgrace on the NBN
NotesGrafton, Kempsey and Port Macquarie are shown as they have the most consistent sets of data amongst recording stations. Source: BOM Temperatures Rainfall Updated: 17 September 2018
ANTHONY ALBANESE ON NORTH COAST ISSUESToday Anthony Albanese, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities, Regional Development and Tourism addressed the NSW Country Labor Conference in Foster. He made several specific mentions of issues in Cowper, including the quality of National Party representation, disadvantage in electorates, the NBN, the Pacific Highway, high speed coastal rail and … Continue reading News: Anthony Albanese address to the NSW Country Labor Conference
Prepared textDrought is not just west of the great dividing range. This is an issue east of the dividing range as well. Rainfall is at record lows. Temperatures are at record highs. I am running for Cowper. Port to Kempsey to Dorrigo to Coffs. In Cowper and it's surrounds, we have about 8.5k people in … Continue reading News: Remarks in support of an urgency motion on the drought at the Country Labor conference.
Photo: Macleay Argus On Saturday I received a briefing from the Kempsey Airport Action Group as a part of wider discussions I have been having and research I have been doing. Just to be clear, my views on the airport issue are as follows: The Airport is an asset for Kempsey and at present, it is … Continue reading Blog: Kempsey Airport – my position
HELPING YOUTH FROM COWPER GET TO UNIVERSITY I am very pleased to see this announcement today from Tanya Plibersek, Shadow Minister for Education. It is all about helping people from less well-off communities get to university. In Cowper, only seven per cent of people have a university degree - that's less than half the rate … Continue reading News: Increasing the number of people from Cowper who go to university
IntroductionThe Digital Inclusion Index is the measure of an area's (and other categories throughout the country) ability to take advantage of the online economy and online life in general. It is a study put together by academic institions under the sponsorship of Telstra. You can find it here: LINK. The national adverage score was 60.2. … Continue reading Blog: North-East New South Wales being left behind in the digital economy.
Letter28 August 2018 The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Dear Anthony, I am writing in relation to the decision of the Federal Government to grant $2 million toward the construction of a private sector cinema complex in Kempsey on the New South … Continue reading Blog: Letter to Anthony Albanese re Kempsey Cinema
A NEW PRIME MINISTER - SAME BOOK DIFFERENT COVER IN THE $1 BIN The change of Prime Minister today does nothing to improve the lives of people in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey and the Mid-North Coast. The civil war between the Liberals and Nationals over policy and ideology has set us back even further. … Continue reading News Release: a new Prime Minister – same book different cover in the $1 bin.