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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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Port support ignores residents’ concerns

WHEN Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy offered ‘‘the support of the city’’ to the planned fourth coal loader in a glowing submission to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, he did so without the authority of the council. And, in … Continue reading

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Our Port Our Future Please Act Now!

Friday December 6th 2013:  Message to Members and Supporters from Cr Michael Osborne NEW STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR NEWCASTLE PORT 2013 Please take action (IT’S EASY). Cut and paste the form letter below, or write in your own words reasons … Continue reading

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Port sell off a dud deal for Newcastle

The State Government has a poor record in regulating industrial activities in the Port of Newcastle. And now the State Government wants to sell-off our Port and they are telling Newcastle people that everything will be OK because “the new … Continue reading

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Public Meeting – Correct Planning and Consultation for Mayfield

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Port Sale Bad News for Newcastle

Newcastle Port sale a bad deal for NSW and a disaster for Newcastle What are you thinking Barry? Paying for Newcastle’s urban renewal by selling a revenue generating asset (Newcastle port) to remove another revenue generating asset (the city’s rail … Continue reading

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Fire near Orica in Sydney raises concerns for Newcastle residents

2 June 2013 Greens councillor Michael Osborne has again raised the need for Council to be fully briefed about the risks posed by ammonium nitrate storage after emergency services raised concerns about a fire next to the Orica plant in … Continue reading

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Urgent assessment of NSW ammonium nitrate facilities needed after Texas explosion

Greens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann is calling on the government to undertake an urgent assessment of all ammonium nitrate storage and production facilities across the state, following the devastating explosion of an ammonium nitrate plant in Texas. Ms … Continue reading

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Shelving T4 coal port is a win for public health, climate change

12 Apr 2013 The Greens today have welcomed reports that Port Waratah Coal Services has delayed Newcastle’s proposed forth coal terminal T4, calling it a testament to the strength and tenacity of the local community campaign. They are calling on … Continue reading

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Clear the Air – Coal and Health Public Forum

Monday, 15 April 2013 with Greens Senators Richard Di Natale and Lee Rhiannon Newcastle Room, Newcastle City Hall 7pm (for 7:30pm start) All welcome. Free entry. Australian Greens spokesperson for health Dr Richard Di Natale and NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon … Continue reading

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