Category Archives: Elections

Greens shine a light on NRAS sunset clause

MEDIA RELEASE  14th July 2021 In the midst of an increasing housing affordability crisis, the Newcastle Greens are drawing attention to evaporating affordable rental homes. The National Affordability Rental Scheme (NRAS), which was discontinued by the Abbot government in 2014, … Continue reading

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Newcastle falling short on cycle network

Newcastle falling short on cycle network Newcastle could become one of the top cycle-friendly-cities in the world and the benefits of increasing cycling in our community are impressive. This Council has spent only 28% of its current annual budget of … Continue reading

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Newcastle’s missed opportunity to do tourism differently

by Sinead Francis-Coan, Greens Candidate for Newcastle Council, Ward 3. Among many things, 2020 was a year when everything changed for tourism. We were forced to reconnect with our local surroundings and escape to our beaches, parks and gardens instead … Continue reading

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Greens Announce $21 million to repair Stockton and End Seismic Testing

Greens candidate for the seat of Newcastle John Mackenzie has announced a commitment of $21.2 million for beach nourishment to repair erosion at Stockton Beach, and a permanent ban on oil and gas exploration off the Newcastle coastline, as part of the … Continue reading

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Greens to Fund Wallsend Flood Works

Greens Candidate for Newcastle John Mackenzie has today committed $6 million for rebuilding Boscawen Street bridge in Wallsend, and a further $20 million for channel widening, as part of the public works component of climate adaptation for Newcastle. “This is essential flood … Continue reading

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Rise Against Racism Forum 9th May

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Female resilience, intersectionality and survival.

Sinead Francis-Coan This International Women’s Day, I’m celebrating female resilience, intersectionality and survival. I am not a person who condones or believes in violence as an appropriate response. As a Green, one of our four pillars is peace and non-violence. … Continue reading

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Celebrating female resilience, intersectionality and survival

This International Women’s Day, I’m celebrating female resilience, intersectionality and survival. I am not a person who condones or believes in violence as an appropriate response. As a Green, one of our four pillars is peace and non-violence. And yet, … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Plan Fails to Connect With City

Last month the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) released the ‘Honeysuckle Foreshore Public Domain Plan’. It presents ‘design concepts’ and ‘artist impressions’ for public areas in Honeysuckle West, along the last remaining area of undeveloped foreshore. The Plan … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens call for climate leadership and clean politics.

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 29th January The Newcastle Greens have today slammed the ‘manifesto’ released by the Minerals Council which calls on the major parties to use tax payer’s money to prop up the coal industry. “Mr Galilee and his lobby … Continue reading

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