Time for openness and integrity in Newcastle politics

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Developer bans should stay

If the Hunter and NSW communities  are to once again have confidence in democracy, developer dollars have to be kept out of the political process. If the environment is to be liveable and heritage preserved then not only must the McCloy challenge be defeated but the law must be fully policed and enforced.

Therese Doyle, Greens councillor on Newcastle City Council and John Kaye, Greens NSW MP and parliamentary spokesperson for the Hunter call for bans on develop donations to stay.

Read full article here.

Greens call for ‘secret’ council talks to end

THE Michael Osborne, Newcastle Greens councillor has used the scandal surrounding the lord mayor’s departure to call for an end to “secret meetings” at council.

Read the Newcastle Herald article here

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