The opposition has taken a swing at the state government’s handling of rural health, using Lismore Hospital as a base from which to launch its ‘Schools and Hospitals before Stadiums’ campaign this morning.
A reduction of 33 police officers in the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command has prompted Labor to ask Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) to explain why his government had overseen the reduction.
Should NSW develop nuclear power capabilities? And is it time to bring Lismore’s nuclear-free signs back? Nationals leader John Barilaro apparently thinks yes to the first question, telling his recent party conference that political correctness is making politics ‘risk-averse’ and less... Read More →
An eleven point bipartisan flood blueprint to help Lismore and Murwillumbah get 'back on their feet' following the recent devastation was unveiled by state Opposition Leader Luke Foley on a visit to the region this week.
Residents at two Tweed caravan parks which were deemed a health risk due to the recent floods face eviction tomorrow, and the NSW Opposition has called on the state government to ‘rescue’ them.
NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley has promoted a host of MPs from the class of 2015 into Labor’s shadow cabinet, taking the number of women in Labor’s shadow cabinet to nine – the highest number of female front benchers in the state’s political history.
The NSW government has refused to rule out arresting and forcibly removing the Knitting Nannas, the popular peaceful campaigners against coal-seam gas (CSG), under controversial new anti-mining protest laws.
State Labor leaders visited the Murwillumbah TAFE site yesterday calling on the National Party's Lismore MP Thomas George to stop his government selling it off.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith and the NSW Greens have welcomed Labor joining their long-time campaign to ban single-use plastics bags across the state.
Luke Foley, NSW Labor leader. The NSW Opposition welcomes the Baird government’s backflip on Section 451 of the Local Government Act – a disastrous law which allowed councillors to vote on planning decisions from which they could benefit financially.
Controversial Byron shire councillor and property-agency owner Rose Wanchap would be banned from being a councillor under a Labor plan ruling out developers and real-estate agents from being local councillors.
The NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) has welcomed the appointment of Penny Sharpe as the shadow minister for the planning, the environment and heritage in its ALP front bench line-up.
Knitting Nannas had a simple message for NSW Labor leader Luke Foley this morning when he visited the site of the Bentley blockade just outside Lismore. ‘Do the wrong thing and we’ll be watching you’.
Lorraine Vass, president Friends of the Koala. I know political promises are cheap a couple of weeks out from an election, but what a breath of fresh air to have a NSW political party acknowledge the work of voluntary wildlife carers and to recognise that government has a fiscal responsibility in meeting some of the costs of voluntary wildlife rehabilitation.
New Queensland premier and Labor hero Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Tweed voters to reject the Baird government’s controversial plan to sell off the state’s electricity assets, saying the move would backfire on the coalition as it did in Queensland.
Political parties are rolling out their star performers as they launch their campaigns for electoral victory on the north coast of NSW.
Ahead of the NSW state election, Premier Mike Baird and his staff strut around, exuding smugness, enjoying their high polling figures, while opposition leader Luke Foley launches a Labor scare campaign.
NSW Labor will consider an alternative route for the contentious Wardell section of the Pacific Highway upgrade which doesn’t impact on koala habitat as part of its pledge to save northern NSW koalas from extinction.
The future of the north coast’s koala populations is shaping up to be a NSW government election issue.
Paul Spooner, Labor Candidate for Ballina. It was good to see that Luke Foley, the new leader of NSW Labor signalled last week a shift in his views on same-sex marriage saying he has an ‘an open mind’ and would continue to reflect on the issue. This is commendable in a leader.
Hundreds gathered at the Nimbin town hall on Saturday calling for medical marijuana reform as the new NSW Labor leader Luke Foley said more action was needed. Mr Foley said a more ambitious approach was needed than the government’s planned $9... Read More →
Luke Foley was elevated unopposed yesterday as New South Wales Labor’s next leader, becoming the fifth since Bob Carr resigned as premier in 2005.