Category Archives: 2015 State Campaign

Greens blast ‘misleading and deceptive’ Liberal public transport claims in Newcastle election leaflet

The Greens today blasted a Liberal election leaflet being distributed throughout the Newcastle area that claims the Baird government has delivered “12,000 extra public transport services per week”. “It’s just as well for the Liberals that consumer protection laws don’t … Continue reading

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Osborne teams up with federal Greens to strengthen corruption watch dog, MPs code of conduct

Senator Lee Rhiannon is backing Michael Osborne, Newcastle Greens candidate, and his call for corruption watchdog measures to be tightened to remove the conflicts of interests many MPs have in dealing with the resource industry. “Clean politics is a priority … Continue reading

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Taxpayers should not fund bail-out bill for small coal seam gas companies

The Greens NSW mining and coal seam gas spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today said that with public opinion set against coal seam gas and the oil price in the doldrums, the Baird Government should not be using taxpayers money to bail-out … Continue reading

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Creating opportunity with high quality, accessible childhood education services

Early childhood education is a critical part of building a smart, healthy and productive society. The centre of population of the greater Newcastle area is moving steadily West and the Wallsend electorate is witnessing the bulk of the growth in … Continue reading

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Seat of Newcastle Business Forum Q&A

WATCH Karen Howard, Tim Crakanthorp and Michael Osborne share their vison for Hunter business in a special Q & A forum, thanks to Hunter TV.

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Greens say it’s time to clean up Australia, starting with cleaning up NSW planning

Planning in NSW will be in the spotlight this Sunday, Clean Up Australia Day, when Greens MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge will be meeting with local Greens candidates Phillipa Parsons and Jane Oakley to demand a transparent and accountable … Continue reading

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Rochelle Flood stands for Greens in Port Stephens

GREENS Senator Lee Rhiannon announced Rochelle Flood on Sunday as the party’s candidate for the state seat of Port Stephens at the upcoming election. Ms Flood said the Greens have a ‘‘plan for clean energy, clean politics and a fairer … Continue reading

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Flood-proof Wallsend: Greens

A PLAN to protect Wallsend’s CBD from flooding should be put into action immediately, the Greens say. Greens NSW MP John Kaye and Wallsend Greens candidate Aleona Swegen announced the plans on Sunday to bring state funding through for the project. … Continue reading

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Hunter communities reject Premier’s privatisation push

Media release: 17 February 2015 The Greens stood alongside hundreds of Hunter residents today to say no to privatisation and yes to the public provision of high quality affordable services and infrastructure. Greens NSW MP John Kaye, who spoke at … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens candidates slam Hunter Water for not protecting the community’s high conservation value assets

“The wetland area near Minmi was given to the Hunter District Water Board many years ago to use as a sewerage treatment plant, but now that Hunter Water is no longer using it as a treatment plant, it should be … Continue reading

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