Category Archives: 2014 By-Election

Therese congratulates Nuatali and looks forward to a fresh start on Newcastle Council

Greens Councillor Therese Doyle welcomes Lord Mayoral Result and looks forward to a fresh start on Newcastle Council “I congratulate Nuatali Nelmes on her convincing win at Saturday’s Lord Mayoral by-election. It means a new beginning for Newcastle,” Greens Councillor Therese … Continue reading

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Open Government Reform Package For Newcastle City Council

An open Lord Mayoral diary, open council briefings, and an internal council Ombudsman are among the key elements of a preference exchange agreement reached between The Greens and Labor for Newcastle’s Lord Mayoral election. Releasing the agreement Greens Lord Mayoral … Continue reading

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Greens Mayoral Candidate, Councillor Therese Doyle launches Campaign

Clr Doyle will be joined by Dr John Kaye NSW Greens Upper House MP and spokesperson for the Hunter “Dr John Kaye and I will be launching the Greens campaign for the mayoralty of Newcastle at the Wallsend Rotunda at … Continue reading

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Greens bookend Hunter by-election campaigns on ethics pledge

Media Release: 24 October 2014  The Greens Charter on Clean Politics Signed by Michael Osborne Signed by Jane Oakley Greens candidates for Newcastle and Charlestown, Michael Osborne and Jane Oakley joined Upper House MP John Kaye to take their final … Continue reading

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Only the Greens can beat Labor in Newcastle

Greens Member for Balmain Jamie Parker MP has backed calls by Greens Newcastle by-election candidate Michael Osborne that only the Greens can beat Labor in the by-election this Saturday and ensure the Newcastle community is heard in the Parliament.Jamie Parker, … Continue reading

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“Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing” Independents standing in the Newcastle Lord Mayoral contest

Newcastle voters should be very cautious of “wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing” Independents standing in the Newcastle Lord Mayoral contest, Newcastle Greens Lord Mayoral candidate Councillor Therese Doyle said today. “Many Newcastle voters were seriously burnt at the 2012 council election when they voted … Continue reading

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Newcastle needs a jobs plan for the future, not Labor’s ‘developer’ driven party centre

Greens by-election candidate for Newcastle Cr Michael Osborne has labeled Labor’s rehashed convention centre announcement as evidence they have learnt nothing from their previous developer mistakes.Greens Newcastle Candidate Cr Michael Osborne said, “That Labor wants to hand over our public foreshore … Continue reading

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Local Greens slam Labor Sam Dastyari’s ill-founde​d comments regarding building ships in Newcastle

The Greens at federal, state and local levels have always supported a shipbuilding industry in Newcastle. Contrary to Sam Dastyari’s assertions, the Greens champion high-level skills based manufacturing industries such as ship-building. “We believe that the revitalisation of boat and … Continue reading

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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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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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