Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 26

Randwick Council Greens Oppose shared-use bridge over Anzac Parade – 26th May 2014

UP DATE 28th May 2014 Last night Randwick City Councillors accepted a Greens amendment that the Council: “Express its opposition to the Government’s proposed shared pedestrian bike bridge over Anzac Parade”. Randwick City Green Councillors Murray Matson and Lindsay Shurey have called for a halt to Government plans for a contentious bike and pedestrian bridge …

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May 25

Keeping the Carbon Tax and the Mining Tax would save cuts to NSW hospitals and schools – 23rd May 2014

23 May 2014 Letter to the Editor The Southern Courier Dear Editor Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey are forcing the States to accept an $80 billion cut in Commonwealth funding over the next decade.  But it’s all about ideology rather than actual need. These savings aren’t needed because the carbon tax (based on last year’s …

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May 18

Local group position on the federal 2014 budget – 18th May 2014

The Randwick-Botany Greens have come to the two following resolutions in response to the 2014 federal budget propositions “That the Randwick-Botany Greens strongly condemn the outrageous cuts in education, health, foreign aid, pensions and support for lower income earners put forward in the Tony Abbott budget of 2014.” “That the Randwick-Botany reaffirms its support for …

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May 18

More garden beds go down at the Coogee Community Garden today – 18th May 2014

Community enthusiasm is maintaining progress at the Coogee Community Garden with a second batch of new prefabricated garden beds being installed on Sunday the 18th May. East Ward Greens Councillor Murray Matson attended the workshop and took images of what is clearly becoming by now a skilled construction system. Councillor Matson has long supported the …

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May 16

Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs doubts that unemployment benefits reduce the risk of crime – 16th May 2014

Today Greens Randwick Councillor Murray Matson asked the infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs the following question in an online Telegraph site chat session concerning the 2014 budget impacts. “Lawyer Greg Barns on The Drum reports that the UK experience has seen senior UK police officers linking spikes in petty crime to welfare cuts. Has the Australian Government …

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May 09

JRPP approves contentious Inglis/Newmarket rezoning proposal after Previous Minister bypasses Randwick Council opposition – 9th May 2014

Last Wednesday the JRPP (Joint Regional Planning Panel) approved the contentious Inglis/Newmarket rezoning proposal along Barker Street in Randwick to allow potentially more units than what Randwick City Council would accept on the site. The contention has partly been caused by the previous Planning Minister’s decision to pass the proposal to the JRPP in order …

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