Tag Archives: Corruption

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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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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Anti-Corruption Forum

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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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Planning our way out of a brown paper bag

THE latest revelations in the Independent Commission Against Corruption have highlighted the urgent need to go back to first principles to get good planning back on track in Newcastle. This is especially so in light of the Planning Assessment Commission … Continue reading

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Time for openness and integrity in Newcastle politics

Developer bans should stay If the Hunter and NSW communities  are to once again have confidence in democracy, developer dollars have to be kept out of the political process. If the environment is to be liveable and heritage preserved then … Continue reading

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Consequences of ICAC Hearing yet to be Realised

For the city at the centre of the saga, the consequences are yet to be realised. Greens Councillor Therese Doyle and  Tim Crakanthorp are calling for a moratorium on development decisions made by the state government. See NBN report here.

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Greens Push McCloy to Stand Down While ICAC Investigates

Greens councillors are calling for Jeff McCloy to stand down as Newcastle Lord Mayor, amid an ongoing ICAC probe into political donations. It follows Mr McCloy’s admission that he contributed almost $10,000 to Tim Owen’s 2011 state election campaign. See … Continue reading

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