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October 25, 2021

‘Not Glad, Gladys’ launches tonight

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Unions NSW has brought the fight to the Liberal National government, launching its ‘Not Glad, Gladys’ campaign in the Northern Rivers today. Image supplied.

Jobs and money are the key planks to the ‘Not Gald, Gladys’ campaign that is being launched tonight for the four marginal seats of Lismore, Tweed, Ballina and Clarence tonight by Unions NSW.

It is in these four seats that every vote for every person on the ticket counts. These four seats ‘will be  pivotal in the upcoming’ NSW state election say Union NSW.

The regions are the Berejiklian-Barilaro government’s forgotten land,’ said Unions NSW Secretary Mark Morey.

‘All they care about is Sydney. Sydney roads. Sydney’s population. Sydney’s stadiums.

‘Workers in regional NSW are sick of the Nationals telling them they’ll fight for them, and then letting the Liberals forget about the bush,’ he said.

Unions NSW Secretary Mark Morey joined health workers outside the Lismore Base Hospital today. Photo supplied.

Failed promises

Unions NSW Secretary Mark Morey joined health workers outside the Lismore Base Hospital in Uralba Street, Limore, at 12.30pm today to discuss hospital staffing issues and launch the campaign.

‘When the Liberals and Nationals sold off public power assets they promised 30 per cent would go straight to regional NSW. But the independent Auditor-General found that in the past four years the regions have received only half of this promised funding.

‘Instead the Nationals let the Liberals throw away $14 billion in overspending on botched Sydney infrastructure, and another $2.2 billion on pulling down and rebuilding perfectly good Sydney stadiums.’

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  1. In todays world, being a bare faced liar is a pre-requisite to being a politician.
    Voting only supports organized crime… dont go

    • We in this wonderful country have a wonderful right – the right to vote. Others in this world are dying for that right! Consider well before you exercise your right.

  2. What a load of First World winge. We live in one of the best parts of the whole country, have fantastic health, education and recreational facilities, good roads, and good services. Count your blessings …

  3. I was at the Grand Final in 1997 at the SFS. It was sad and old and sub-par then. At least the SCG can have new stands built as they are stand-alone, but the Wran/Unsworth government botched the delivery of the stadium. To attract the best performances to Sydney (and NSW), it is necessary to have state of the art facilities. Stadiums bring economic benefits to the whole state. Anyone who thinks that they are “pulling down and rebuilding perfectly good stadiums” hasn’t been to the SFS over the last 20 years.

    And it’s also surprising that the unionists from Sydney were even able to find the Northern Rivers on a map, let alone find their way here.

    Finally, isn’t there something a little misogynistic about there slogan? OK for the left to call out #metoo, but it’s ok when hurling abuse at someone from the centre-right?

    • Sydney has ample stadia at Homebush. And there won’t be any performances coming to Sydney in the near future given Gladys’ continuation of the war on live music.

      Some nerve you’ve got there invoking a MeToo defence against a completely gender-neutral attack on a politician given that your side supports a shock jock that used the most vile misogynistic language against a sitting prime minister and even worse has members and former members who support a high profile convicted pedophile.

    • Dear North Coast Socialista, Most Unionists would have found their way easily, they just need to leave local schools, hospitals, police stations, fire stations, even local newspapers.

  4. Sorry Max but you sound like a teenager without brains rattling off what their old dad told them. Unless you are advocating a revolution – and recently it seems like it’s often the bad guys who win, so democracy is the only system we have, that sometimes works. And to imply that all politicians are crooks is ridiculous.
    I agree that many are and they predominantly reside in the coalition who know that having a Murdoch owning print media everywhere, combined with sensationalist radio and television, and an overstretched understaffed ABC, where many in regional jobs are staffed with people clearly out of their depth and lacking any sense of what’s going on around them.
    Hence we inevitably get many monkeys despite feeding them not with peanuts, but gold bars.
    There are many very good individuals in the Labor Party the Greens and even some in the Liberal party and the very rare Nat – witness a number of Libs leaving over principles, not just because they know that if they lose the next election but are still elected, then their pension will be drastically cut, because many of them will no longer retire ministerial pensions.
    So what is your solution? Don’t vote?
    Conservatives around the world from Britain to America deliberately have passed legislation to ensure elections occur on days when it’s difficult for many people including the poor to vote, and are encumbered with undemocratic first past the post systems.
    Taxation is compulsory, getting a driver’s license is compulsory, so why shouldn’t insisting that everyone gets a vote in deciding what are Australia’s policies also be compulsory.

  5. We do need to vote & I don’t believe the ‘hair of the dog’
    that bit us is of any use. Glad didn’t so much as ‘front up’
    as Premier as promised. That’s a sad day for everyone,
    not only women. I’m not impressed, Glad. Your lot won’t
    be getting my vote.


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