Opinion & Letters to the Editor

ACCC Action Disproves NSW Govt Container Policy

By accepting declared government policy, the ACCC’s action against NSW Ports is invalid . The ACCC is taking legal action against NSW Ports over an agreement involving the development of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle, while claiming[…]



High-Pay CEOs Oppose Living Wage

Business leaders on bloated executive salaries make hypocritical claims that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to boost the minimum wage to a living wage “would take Australia backwards”. Big business is once again asking workers to shoulder the load and[…]



Inner Sydney Homeless Crisis Ongoing

Homelessness NSW calls for action to address inner city homelessness crisis. February 2019 Street Count figures reveal 373 Sydney people ‘sleeping rough,’ an increase of 13% since the February 2018 Street Count. Despite the NSW Government action – with over[…]



ACCC acted on wrong information

To: The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations The Hon Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Dear Ms Berejiklian, Mr Perrottet and Ms Pavey, I refer to[…]



Education Deans Oppose Big Stick Approach to ATAR Entry

The The Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) says universities that educate Australia’s future teachers understand Tanya Plibersek’s enthusiasm to raise the status of teaching but do not agree with the over-emphasis on the ATAR levels of teaching students.[…]




Detention Centre Privatisation Questions
Outsourcing of prisoner accommodation services, which will result in the closure of Tomago’s periodic detention centre, raises questions about the ...
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More Off-road Cycleways a Must
My heart goes out to the family of the cyclist who lost his life on Minmi Road yesterday. The ...
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Flog the Port to Flog the Rail Line
The O’Farrell Government is showing desperation with plans to sell off the Port of Newcastle in order to fund the ...
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Paved with good intentions
The first rule of censorship is that you cannot talk about censorship The Net interprets censorship ...
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Politics: No Place in Nation Building
16 July 2012 It may be obvious to most of us in the community however, unfortunately the ...
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Tell us your vision for Laman Street – if you managed to get around the website
Council website has problems – this reduces community feedback and the deadline to nominate for the workshop or put ideas ...
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Empire Park ‘latest disaster’
THE LATEST DISASTER FOR EMPIRE PARK SHOWS THE LACK OF PROPER PLANNING IS COSTING TAXPAYERS THOUSANDS AND DESTROYING THE PARK ...
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Newcastle residents welcome Queensland hotels reduced hours recommendations
Newcastle inner city residents have commended the Joint Queensland Parliamentary Committee’s report recommending reduced hotel closing times across the State. ...
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Sad day for land rights
Statement from the Chairperson of NSWALC in relation to the dissolution of the Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council: ...
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Empire ‘skate’ Park
Federal Labor Approves Empire Park Skate Park despite lack of consultation and community opposition Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon ...
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We have no business supporting corruption
Statement by Roy Ah See Councillor for the Sydney/Newcastle region February 25, 2010, NSW Aboriginal Land Council ...
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Tell us your vision for Laman Street – if you managed to get around the website
Council website has problems – this reduces community feedback and the deadline to nominate for the workshop or put ideas ...
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