Tag Archives: Local Government

If you care about good governance and holding council acountable

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Lake council leads in good governance

1 August 2012 Stability is the key to getting things done in council, says Councillor Phillipa Parsons and Greens Mayoral candidate for Lake Macquarie Council in the upcoming elections. Cr. Parsons is not being facetious when she assesses Lake Macquarie … Continue reading

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Urban Forest and Tree Management Policy

Newcastle Greens Policy on Urban Forest and Tree Management Greening our city: “Speak for the trees” Newcastle Greens believe that Newcastle council, community groups and organisations, neighbourhoods, households and individuals all have a significant role to play in managing our … Continue reading

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Last Chance to register to Vote in Council Elections –

Register before 30 July Make sure you register to vote before 31 July to have a say in the makeup of the next Newcastle City Council

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A Caring and Inclusive Community

Newcastle Greens Policy A Caring and Inclusive Community Social and economic justice is a core principle of The Greens. Newcastle Greens have been at the forefront of making our city a caring, inclusive community. Local government is the sphere of … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens policy launch: A Caring and Inclusive Community

Monday 2 July 2012 “Newcastle Council’s ‘Caring and Inclusive Community’ strategy needs more than lip service”, declares Greens candidate Therese Doyle. “If Newcastle is to really become a ‘caring and inclusive community’, as promised in the Council’s Strategic Plan, Council … Continue reading

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Keith Parsons Speaks Out Against Confidential Council Meetings

Newcastle Greens candidate for Ward Three, Keith Parsons, speaks out against the practice of confidential council meetings and discusses the need for a more transparent council with greater community input. Watch the video above and read his letter to the … Continue reading

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Media Released – Greens call for details on city revitalisation plan

19 June 2012 Newcastle Greens today called on the state government to urgently release details of its promised plan for revitalising the Newcastle CBD, in the light of this week’s announcement that Landcom will be buying up much of GPT’s … Continue reading

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City’s grand old figs being destroyed without oversight by elected council

Sunday 3 June 2012 “Newcastle City Council’s removal of a large Moreton Bay fig tree from Gregson Park today demonstrates that council management is determined to proceed with its large tree removal program without consulting either the community or the … Continue reading

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Greens policy aims to get council and community together

1 June 2012 Newcastle Greens today launched their Local Democracy, Collaborative Leadership and Open Government Policy for the September Newcastle Council election, pushing for Newcastle Council to adopt a Local Democracy Policy aimed at making the council more open, responsive … Continue reading

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