Category Archives: Issues

Massive community opposition to Asset Energy’s offshore oil and gas project

Media Release Charlotte McCabe, Greens candidate for Newcastle Write this in your diaries: Thursday the 7th of February, 5.30- 7.00pm, Newcastle City Hall. There will be a demonstration to coincide with the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s community … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens call for climate leadership and clean politics.

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 29th January The Newcastle Greens have today slammed the ‘manifesto’ released by the Minerals Council which calls on the major parties to use tax payer’s money to prop up the coal industry. “Mr Galilee and his lobby … Continue reading

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Tourism potential goes begging in Wallsend and the west

Sinead Francis-Coan. Greens’ Candidate for Wallsend As the world transitions from fossil fuels to the energy of the future, local jobs and economic gain from this sector dwindle.  As a region home to the world’s largest coal exports, the Hunter … Continue reading

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Greens call on Wallsend candidates to make NSW A Safe State!

MEDIA RELEASE 24 January 2019 Greens candidate for Wallsend Sinead Francis-Coan calls on all State election candidates standing in the seat of Wallsend to take the Safe State pledge. “There were 624 domestic violence incidents in our area last year … Continue reading

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Greens Back Council’s Commitment to Ambitious Affordable Housing Program

The aggressive commitment to affordable housing by Newcastle Council has been heralded by Greens Councillor John Mackenzie as the defining achievement of this Council term to date. “Everyone needs a home where they can feel secure, live comfortably and be … Continue reading

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Removal of Pedestrian Mall in Hunter Street No Solution to Choked City

Greens Councillor John Mackenzie says a move to turn the Hunter Street pedestrian mall into a road with a higher speed limit is the consequence of planning decisions “choking the city”. Newcastle City Council approved an “East End streetscape” plan on … Continue reading

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STOP SEISMIC TESTING OFF NEWCASTLE – Community Meeting

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Newcastle Council Bans the Bag to End Plastic Pollution

Newcastle Council has joined the national Ban the Bag campaign, joining forces with other Councils around NSW calling on the state government to implement a ban on single use plastic shopping bags. Greens Councillor John Mackenzie argued that it was … Continue reading

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Here’s how you can help with the Greens Newcastle Council Election campaign

If you’re looking for a rad way to meet the best people Newcastle has to offer, spread the good word about the Greens (especially regarding our excellent candidates running in the Newcastle City Council Elections) and enjoy the lovely winter … Continue reading

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Candidate Forums for Newcastle Council Election

  Here’s your opportunity to meet, hear from, and ask questions of your local candidates in the Newcastle Council election: 29 August: Aesha Awan will be speaking at the Ward 4 Candidate Forum organised by ConnectAbility at Wallsend Library https://www.facebook.com/events/111515282852290/ … Continue reading

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