Federal election

Local council merger stalls after legal challenge

Local council merger stalls after legal challenge The forced merger between Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay councils has been halted in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court as a result of a court challenge by Strathfield council. The  Court determined that there were legal flaws in the report from the State Government appointed …

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Join us to Clean Up Rhodes and the Parramatta River on March 6

Rhodes Foreshore Park – C Meet the Greens candidate for Reid, Alice Mantel and help clean up this site.   There will be a free BBQ from 10 am – 12.30 pm for all volunteers at Council’s clean-up sites: Rodd Park, Rodd Point with mayor Angelo Tsirekas Rhodes Foreshore Park, Rhodes with the Resource Recovery …

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Forced WestConnex home acquisitions unfair

Despite a finding by a parliamentary committee, for the past 3 years, the NSW Government has known that the process for valuing homes forcibly acquired for major infrastructure projects – including WestConnex – is unfair to home owners. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald (p1) this morning a parliamentary committee chaired by Liberal MP …

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NEWCASTLE HERALD 15/9/15 – TAFE WARNING: SALE WILL “ROB REGION”

  September 17, 2015 By John Kaye THE full and partial sale of Hunter TAFE campuses will raise more than $6million for the state government but potentially rob the region of a prosperous economic future, according to Greens MP John Kaye. ‘‘There’s no question theHunter has taken a fairly savage blow,’’ Dr Kaye said.‘‘For more …

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APPRENTICES: EXPLOITED, UNDERPAID AND DISAPPEARING

Low apprenticeship and traineeship completion rates, declining enrolments and rising shortages of key skills are warning signs that something is going badly wrong in a key sector of the state’s education provision. Department figures show there are 123,481 apprentices and trainees in NSW.  Apprenticeships usually last between three and four years. Drop-out rates are high, …

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Who got how much in the last federal election

      They’ll outspend us — again Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015  By Susan Griffiths-Sussems (National Fundraising Coordinator) The AEC recently released the reports of donations above $12,400 given to all political parties during the financial year of the last federal election. Can you guess who got the most? Wait until you see who’s behind …

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