Community Event: Stop Adani Film Screening

A community documentary screening night is being held on 30 May, at the Actors Centre, Italian Forum in Leichhardt.. While the world moves towards a carbon free future, the Australian government is throwing its support behind Adani’s massive new coal mine. The proposed Carmichael mine will be bigger than any coal mine ever built in Australia. It could produce up to 60 million tonnes of thermal coal and open the Galilee basin, one of the largest untapped…

Huge Public Meeting Seeks Answers on Bays Projects

Over 300 residents filled Balmain Town Hall last night for a White Bay public meeting held by Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain. The meeting was held to discuss the need for a unified strategy for White Bay and to inform residents about a range of developments currently proposed for…

NSW Labor votes to oppose returning dirty political donations

A motion moved by the Liberal National government and supported by the Greens and Independents in parliament today was opposed by Labor. The motion read: “This House: Calls on NSW Labor to immediately refund all of convicted murder Ron Medich’s donations to a victims of crime charity.” Commenting on the…

DA Lodged for Former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club

Property developer Heworth Development has entered a development application for the former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club site. Commenting on the development application, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain said: “This site has been stuck in a stalemate for almost ten years, so I’m open to working with the new owner in…

Desane Wins Landmark Case Against NSW Government

Property developer Desane has won a landmark case against the NSW government after successfully fighting compulsory acquisition of its land. Commenting on the court’s ruling, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain says: “I welcome the court’s decision today. It’s neither fair nor just to acquire properties without good reason. Thankfully, the…

Government Refuses To Release Powerhouse Business Case

The Liberal National government has refused to release the business case for its plan to blow up the Powerhouse and move it to Parramatta despite being ordered by parliament to do so. Two weeks after the Upper House ordered the government to release a business case for the museum’s relocation…