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Show a bit of heart for asylum seekers, say Sydney Greens candidates

Greens candidates for the federal seats of Sydney, Wentworth and Grayndler are sending a message to Canberra that Australian voters expect asylum seekers to be treated with compassion, and in accordance with United Nations refugee conventions. On Broadway from 4.30pm Thursday 22nd April, Greens candidates will be collecting signatures for a petition on asylum seekers’…

Metro cost more than Labor admitted

SMH – 6 April 2010 A CACHE of government documents – kept secret until they were made public on the eve of Easter – reveal the NSW government and its consultants repeatedly understated the financial risk of building the aborted CBD Metro. The documents show Treasury said the seven-kilometre metro between Rozelle and Central would…

Indigenous Health and the Intervention: What’s Anthony’s Excuse?

Greens Candidate for Grayndler Sam Byrne joined other members of Marrickville Residents for Reconciliation last Thursday for a local National Close The Gap Day event, calling on Anthony Albanese to explain why his government has not developed a long term plan to solve the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health crisis and why they are…

Times have changed … for the better

Cr. Michele McKenzie – Deputy Mayor The Major Issues budget was set up by a Labor council about 15 years ago to inform residents of issues that affect them, and residents are glad of it and regularly request it’s use. The budget pays for leaflets, banners, posters, public meetings and expert assessment to redress the…

Greens announce former Marrickville Mayor as Grayndler candidate

The Greens have pre-selected former Mayor of Marrickville Sam Byrne to be their candidate in the inner western Sydney seat of Grayndler at the forthcoming Federal election. Mr Byrne will be standing against Labor factional warrior and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Mr Anthony Albanese. “The Greens will be running hard…

Council continues its strong financial performance

The New Year has seen an increased focus at Council on the delivery on important projects and careful management of our budget. I am delighted to report that our record of delivering significant infrastructure projects to the community on time and under budget is continuing. Adding to our success with the $7 million aquatic centre…

Council welcomes transport announcement – Victory for common sense

Leichhardt Council has welcomed the announcement over the weekend by the NSW Government to axe the Sydney Metro. It’s a pity that this decision comes after hundreds of millions of dollars of public funds have been wasted along with a great deal of stress for out community. The local community in Leichhardt and Marrickville have…

White Bay Cruise Terminal

Cr Michele McKenzie – February, 2010 Leichhardt Council recently held a public meeting to discuss the announcement by the NSW Government before Christmas of the permanent relocation of the Cruise Passenger Terminal to White Bay Wharf 5. In announcing the future plans for Barangaroo on 20 December 2009, the Premier and Minister for Ports and…

Confusion reigns over inner west transport plans

Inner West Independent, 30 January, 2009 The recent surprise announcement by NSW Premier Kristina Keneally that property acquisitions for the CBD Metro in Rozelle had been put on hold has people in the area very excited – and confused. Just ask proprietor of the threatened Adore Pharmacy in Rozelle, Chadi Tahan, who has ridden a…

CityRail says capacity of CBD Metro not needed

SMH, January 13, 2010 CITYRAIL has undercut one of the main justifications for the Government’s planned $5.3 billion CBD Metro by insisting there is spare capacity on its trains, including those to western Sydney. The Sydney Metro Authority, which is responsible for overseeing the seven-kilometre line between Central and Rozelle, claims commuters need more services…