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Come clean on preference deal

Greens candidate for Newcastle, Michael Osborne today called on ‘Independent’ candidate, John Tate to give a clear, unqualified and public commitment that if elected, he would remain an Independent for the duration of the 2007-2011 term. Mr Osborne said: “John … Continue reading

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Greens fight to ensure that the Hunter doesn’t miss the Bus

Greens candidate for Newcastle, Councillor Michael Osborne, has released a Five Point Plan to improve public transport in Newcastle. “The Five Point Plan makes it very clear what is needed to improve public transport in Newcastle,” Councillor Osborne said. “The … Continue reading

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Greens welcome Flannery coal-call

The Greens today called on state and federal governments to heed last-night’s call by Australian-of-the-year Tim Flannery to wind down the Hunter coal industry. “Prof Flannery’s call is a timely addition to the voices of other scientists such as Prof … Continue reading

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Donations should be disclosed to voters before election, say Greens

The Greens candidate for Newcastle, Councillor Michael Osborne today denied that the Greens have ever received campaign donations from property developer Keith Johnson and called on all candidates to disclose to the voters where campaign funds are coming from. “The … Continue reading

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Mental Health: a shambles in the Hunter

Today the Greens candidate for Newcastle Michael Osborne called for an overhaul of the mental health system in the Hunter, calling it a ‘shambles’, particularly pointing to a lack of emergency mental health services. “Due to chronic under funding of … Continue reading

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Iemma Government betrayal over genetically-modified food and crops

“The Moratorium on genetically modified crops should remain in force until it is proved that genetically-modified crops can be contained and that they are safe for consumption by humans and animals,” said Newcastle City Councillor Michael Osborne, and Greens candidate … Continue reading

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Research Released today shows Green Corridor already Government Owned!

“Researchers have discovered that more than 80% of the land in the Green Corridor is already owned by the State Government on behalf of the people of NSW,” Michael Osborne, a spokesperson for the Green Corridor Coalition and Newcastle Greens … Continue reading

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Free trains better alternative

LORD Mayoral candidate, Cr Ian McKenzie, last night announced a Newcastle Greens proposal for a 12-month trial of free train travel between Hamilton & Newcastle at the ‘Save Our Rail’ public meeting. He also called for a passenger survey in … Continue reading

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