Category Archives: 2014 By-Election

Labor leaves Hunter to face gas threat

Greens by-election candidate for Newcastle Cr Michael Osborne has called on the Labor Party to explain why their new coal seam gas policy doesn’t protect the Hunter.The call follows an announcement by Labor leader John Robertson that the ALP would … Continue reading

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Smarter Newcastle Forum with Scott Ludlam – Oct 4th

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Newcastle Joins Call for Renewable Energy

See NBN report http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2014/09/26/newcastle-joins-call-for-renewable-energy/

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Newcastle Planning Inquiry an Opportunity to Press Pause on Bad Planning Decisions

Greens by-election candidate for Newcastle Cr Michael Osborne has called for projects and decisions under investigation by the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Planning Process in Newcastle and the Broader Hunter Region to be put on hold until the inquiry reports. … Continue reading

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Protect and Strengthen the Renewable Energy Target

The Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Greens are backing calls from the community and renewable energy industry for the Abbott Government to protect and strengthen, not cut, the Renewable Energy Target. Participating in the national Rally for Renewables, Greens by-election candidate for Newcastle … Continue reading

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T4 PAC must assess impact of China ‘dirty coal’ decision

Greens Newcastle By-election candidate Michael Osborne has called on the Planning Assessment Commission considering the controversial T4 coal loader project to seek further advice about the impact of the recent decision by China to stop importing ‘dirty’ high ash coal. “This … Continue reading

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Greens councillor welcomes parliamentary inquiry

“I welcome the Greens-initiated Parliamentary inquiry into tainted planning and development  decisions and encourage Newcastle residents to make submissions and get their voices heard when the inquiry begins,” Greens candidate for Newcastle Cr Michael Osborne said. “I’m pleased that the … Continue reading

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Media Release: Community must come first in planning

Greens candidates for the Newcastle and Charlestown By-Elections, Michael Osborne and Jane Oakley, will tonight throw their support behind a community driven Charter for Good Planning in NSW at an event in Hamilton. The Better Planning Network will host the, … Continue reading

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Put NEW back in NEWCASTLE – Forum with Senator Scott Ludlam – October 4th

Newcastle Greens PRESENTS SENATOR SCOTT LUDLAM & Other Guests A Smarter Newcastle A Smarter Future a forum of leading Newcastle citizens to discuss Q&A the future direction for the city and the region Saturday Evening Event 4th October 2014 SAVE … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens Trivia Night – Newcastle Leagues – Sat Sept 13

Secure your calendar and assemble a team of your best liars, fibbers, maligners and tricksters for this not to be missed Newcastle Greens event!Special guests John Kaye, Mehreen Faruqi and Justin Field will join us for a night of fraudulence … Continue reading

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