Tag Archives: Newcastle Council

Greens Back Council’s Commitment to Ambitious Affordable Housing Program

The aggressive commitment to affordable housing by Newcastle Council has been heralded by Greens Councillor John Mackenzie as the defining achievement of this Council term to date. “Everyone needs a home where they can feel secure, live comfortably and be … Continue reading

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Candidate Forums for Newcastle Council Election

  Here’s your opportunity to meet, hear from, and ask questions of your local candidates in the Newcastle Council election: 29 August: Aesha Awan will be speaking at the Ward 4 Candidate Forum organised by ConnectAbility at Wallsend Library https://www.facebook.com/events/111515282852290/ … Continue reading

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GREENS LAUNCH COUNCIL CAMPAIGN TO PUT COMMUNITIES FIRST

MEDIA RELEASE GREENS LAUNCH COUNCIL CAMPAIGN TO PUT COMMUNITIES FIRST 21 August, 2017   The Greens today launched their campaign to contest all four wards and the Lord Mayoralty in the upcoming Newcastle Council election. Lord Mayor and Ward 2 Candidate … Continue reading

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Newcastle and Port Stephens, a mismatch made in Macquarie Street

Media release 18 December 2015 The Coalition’s forced amalgamations announced today have recommended that Newcastle and Port Stephens councils merge without a shred of evidence in support. The Newcastle – Port Stephens forced merger plan must now go through a … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of a sustainable future?

Newcastle City Council has voted to insert a clause into its Investment Policy that declares a “preference to enter into environmentally and socially responsible investments” where all other conditions are equal. Yet from the hysterical reaction to this very modest … Continue reading

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Therese Doyle, Newcastle Greens candidate for the upcoming Lord Mayoral by-election.

Newcastle Greens today announced Therese Doyle, as their candidate for the upcoming Lord Mayoral by-election on 15 November. Ms Doyle is currently a Greens councillor for Ward 2 on Newcastle City Council. “Accountable government and people-centred planning will be at … 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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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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Newcastle Lord Mayor must step aside for good of Council

Media Release 1 August 2014 Greens MP David Shoebridge has joined with Newcastle Greens Councillors Michael Osborne and Therese Doyle to call for the Lord Mayor, Cr Jeff McCloy, to stand aside from Council while the Independent Commission against Corruption … Continue reading

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Big guns dominate draft urban planning changes

Tim Owen has announced that he will not recontest the seat of Newcastle because  it is likely that prohibited donors “contributed in some way” to his election campaign. This decision is the proper one. But in the wake of the … Continue reading

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