|Posted by gosfordpip on February 4, 2014 at 10:35 PM||comments (0)|
Greens Election Commitments - Outcomes from my first year on Council by Councillor Hillary Morris
February 5, 2014 at 11:38am
2012 Greens Councillor Election Commitments:
Protecting the local environment:
NOM: Coal Seam Gas & protection of the Gosford LGA
NOM: Springfield Quarry asking Council to cease use and find an alternative site – supported with amendments
Questions on Notice regarding updates on negotiations with Bambara land acquisitions a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on November 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
Kevin's left the parliament, the PM's left the country, it's time to say adios.
But first, the learnings from Friday
People are much nicer to you once you've quit than when you're actually doing the job;
Nobody is s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on November 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
Cutting minimum wage would create US-style working poor, say aid agencies
Slashing the minimum wage would create a class of working poor similar to that in the United States, where homeless shelters are overflowing with full-time workers.
This is the damning view of aid agencies responding ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on October 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Abbott to complete constitutional journey of recognition for indigenous
STUART RINTOUL THE AUSTRALIAN MAY 26, 2013 1:16PM
THE long journey to the recognition of Aboriginal people in the Constitution has begun, with hundreds of people joining former AFL legend Micha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on July 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Tony Abbott says WorkChoices is “dead, buried and cremated”, but his new IR policy leaves the door open for radical workplace relations changes, writes Luke Williams.
JUST BEFORE the 2007 Federal election, I was sitting in a hairdressing salon on a bright, brilliant spring day in suburban Brisbane. The salon manager who had previously voted Liberal told me she wouldn’t be...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on July 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has been given the go-ahead to build the world's biggest dinosaur park on the grounds of his Sunshine Coast resort - as long as they don't roar too loudly.
The Sunshine Coast regional council voted unanimously to approve the plans which include 149 life-size dinosaur models to join the already existing eight-metre tall T-Rex named Jeff, and a vintage ca...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on June 26, 2013 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
Kevin Rudd has completed one the great political comebacks in Australian history by reclaiming the prime ministership from Julia Gillard in a party room vote in Canberra tonight, 57 votes to 45.
Earlier, Victorian factional heavyweight Bill Shorten switched his allegiance from Ms Gillard, whom he supported as late as this morning, to Rudd. Rudd is now seen by many as the ALP’s onl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on May 23, 2013 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
Hazel Hawke, the ex-wife of former prime minister Bob Hawke, died today after complications of dementia at the age of 83.
She was a passionate campaigner for women's rights, and after her diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease in the early 2000s, used her profile to raise dementia awareness.
Hazel Hawke, nee Masterson
&...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on May 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
Torbay linked to lifting of heritage order on donor's property
Former speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly Richard Torbay has been directly linked to the lifting of the heritage listing on a property owned by a major campaign donor.
('The developer, the $100k gift and the 'highly effective' MP' Sydney Morning Herald 9 May, p. 1, http://j.mp/smh130509)
Documents obtained by ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by gosfordpip on May 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
Inescapable racism: Reflections of a 'proud refugee'
Mariam Veiszadeh ABC RELIGION AND ETHICS 16 APR 2013
IN AUSTRALIA, WE SUFFER FROM A HIGH LEVEL OF LOW LEVEL RACISM, WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS "SUBTERRANEAN RACISM," WHICH INCREASINGLY ERUPTS ON TRAINS, BUSES, TWITTER AND FEDERAL POLITICS.
In the wake o...Read Full Post »