Newcastle Greens – Campaign Planning Day, 30th October

EditThe continuous campaign working group had a brain storming session a few weeks ago and have come up with some exciting campaign ideas for the coming year and beyond.
The proposals have been nipped and tucked and are ready to be presented to our members and supporters to get your input and ideas.
We’re holding a campaign planning day on Sunday the 30th of October from 10am until 5.30pm.
It’s a long day, but we’ll feed you and keep you interested throughout.
We’re running this day for people new to campaigning as well as seasoned campaigners, please don’t feel like you don’t have the knowledge to come along, we’ll talk about that on the day.
If you think you’d like to come but can’t commit to a whole day, let us know and you can decide which part of the day you’d most like to be involved in and drop in for that.
If you’re interested in joining us, please contact ness on to get a copy of the agenda.
Been thinking about getting more involved with your local Greens?
The time is now!
Kind regards,
The Continuous Campaigns Working Group.
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Crown Land Seminar – Thursday October 20th


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More bluster and bullying from Baird on the Newcastle rail rezoning

therese-doyle-rail-corridorThe Newcastle community, and Newcastle Council, must not be bullied by the Baird Government to support UrbanGrowth’s rezoning plans for the Newcastle rail line.

The veiled threat by Transport Minister Andrew Constance that Newcastle Council is “robbing the people of Newcastle of $100 million” can’t be allowed to push the council into supporting the damaging rezoning proposal.

In October 2015 the Baird Government truncated the Newcastle rail line at Wickham to facilitate development along the corridor, with UrbanGrowth lodging a rezoning proposal in July 2016.

Newcastle Greens Councillor Therese Doyle said:

“To date Council has stood up to the aggression coming from Macquarie Street and I’m hopeful we will keep a pro-community majority in place to protect our vital transport corridor.

“It’s not Minister Constance’s money, nor is it Premier Baird’s, this is public money and it has all come from the privatisation of Newcastle Port.

“If the money is not spent on destroying the rail corridor it must be spent elsewhere in Newcastle to deliver a real public benefit,” Councillor Doyle said.

Greens MP and Planning Spokesperson David Shoebridge said:

“If the Baird Government thinks that it can just bully Newcastle Council into making a bad decision, I hope it gets a very rude shock.

“We know from past experience that as soon as public land is rezoned, open space is  lost minimised and private profits win out. This is why council and the community must be given adequate time to assess this rezoning.

“The member of Newcastle will come under a lot of pressure to agree to UrbanGrowth’s rezoning and I give him credit for standing firm on sound planning principles.

“This is just another example of the Baird Government selling out the Newcastle community to private interests and developer profits.” Mr Shoebridge said.

Media contact: Therese Doyle 0434 257 892 and David Shoebridge 0408 113 952


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Greens call for rail corridor protection now

Rail ClosureGreens Councillors on Newcastle City Council will put a motion at tonight’s Council meeting to preserve the zoning of the rail corridor for public transport use.

“It is time now for Newcastle to reclaim its rail corridor for essential public transport” says Newcastle Greens Councillor Therese Doyle. Continue reading

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End Domestic Violence Against Women

John Mackenzie DV

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Newcastle To Get Lion’s Share of Transition Funding under Greens Plan

Newcastle and the Hunter Valley will be eligible for a major share of $250 million in upfront investment to support and assist coal workers and coal communities to manage the transition to a low carbon future under a plan announced by the Greens today.

According to Newcastle Greens candidate John Mackenzie, the Greens’ Renew Australia policy to provide 90% of our nation’s energy needs from clean, renewable sources by 2030 includes establishing a Clean Energy Transition Fund to limit the risk and exposure of workers and communities dependent on carbon-intensive industries like coal mining. Continue reading

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Real Film Festival Newcvastle


The Real Film Festival is a three-day community, arts and Industry
event showcasing documentaries, independent short and feature films
based on true stories. The program comprises of film screenings, film
and photography workshops, panel discussions, networking events and
film competitions for filmmakers of all ages and experience.

Film Industry Development workshops
Film and Media School Newcastle – 590 – 608 Hunter Street,
Friday 28 October | 9am to 4pm
Learn how to make and market short films, music clips, documentaries
and game development from some of the industry’s best practitioners
General admission: $16 per workshop/$40 full day pass | Student
admission: $12 per workshop/$30 full day pass
Info & Tickets:

Opening Night Gala
Tower Cinemas – 183 – 185 King Street, Newcastle | Honeysuckle Hotel
– Lee Wharf C Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
Friday 28 October | 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Enjoy a pre event drink before the Real Film Festival’s official
opening and film premiere followed by the after party at the
Honeysuckle Hotel.
General admission: $40 film and party / $20 film screening only |
Concession: $30 film and party/ $15 film screening only
Info & Tickets:

Film Screenings
Tower Cinemas – 183 – 185 King Street, Newcastle
Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October
Check out this year’s amazing collection of entertaining,
controversial and engaging films all based on true events.
General admission: $12/ concession: $10
Info & Tickets:

Free Open Air Cinema
Civic Park – King Street, Newcastle
Saturday 29 October | 5.30pm to 9pm
Grab your family, friends and a picnic blanket and head to Civic Park
for an open air family film and entertainment.
Food, drinks and sweets available.
Admission: FREE
Info & Tickets:

Closing Night and Short Film Competition Winners Event
Tower Cinemas – 183 – 185 King Street, Newcastle
Sunday 30 October | 5pm to 8pm
Join us for the closing night feature film premiere where we will also
announce the winners of the short film competitions and screen the
winning short films.
Help us celebrate another successful festival by joining us for a
closing night drink after the film.
General admission: $20/ concession: $15
Info & Tickets:

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Broke Screening – 21 August

Broke Screening

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Voters in the Hunter will determine the final Senate seat, say Greens

The final Senate seat in NSW is set to be a close contest and fewer than 15,000 voters could decide the outcome, says Greens Senate candidate Michael Osborne.

Bob Brown Wants a Senator from the Hunter

“Election pollsters are suggesting that the final Senate seat in NSW looks more and more likely to be a contest between myself and the Liberal Democrats David Leyonhjelm,” says Greens Senate candidate Michael Osborne.
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Suncrowd – Australia’s First Bulk-Buy for Home Energy Storage


On 23rd June Suncrowd will open the bulk-buy offers and reveal the technology selected for our Newcastle campaign!

We can’t wait to see you there for this exciting step towards a clean energy future

For more information

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