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Aug 18

Randwick Council elections 2017: Green candidates see exciting opportunities to shape Randwick Council’s alternative energy future and to reduce residents power bills – 18th August 2017

Green Council candidates want Randwick Council to encourage the households in its area to move towards significantly increasing local renewable use after the September 9th Local Government elections. Councillor Matson says that the Greens will encourage the Council to use its networking reach and tendering processes to achieve both “power bill relief for its residents and …

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Aug 11

Marriage equality national postal survey: Getup calls for donations for high court challenge – 11th August 2017



Aug 04

Randwick Council elections: Greens candidates James Cruz and Murray Matson call for clarity over future of public housing tenants under poorly explained Government Priority Precinct – 4th August 2017

Randwick Central Ward Greens candidate James Cruz has called for public housing tenants to be protected from forced relocation. Uncertainty hangs over the fate of tenants following a flagged Government intention to re-develop state owned property in the Randwick Council area as a ‘Priority Precinct’. The call has been echoed by Greens Councillor Murray Matson …

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Aug 03

Taste Of Coogee Festival: Randwick Councillors approve 2017 event with out any indemnification for ratepayers in case of accidents or damages – 3rd August 2017

The General Manger Randwick City Council Dear General Manager I ask you the following questions to prepare myself for the debate on the rescission motion submitted against the recent Councillors’ resolution to approve the 2017 Taste Of Coogee Festival. QUESTION 1: Will a failure by the festival organisers to now submit to Council a completed …

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Jul 27

Randwick Council approves large commercial promotional event near residents with no noise, drinking, rubbish or traffic controls in place – 27th July 2017

Media Statement on the 2017 Taste of Coogee festival by Randwick Council Greens Councillor Murray Matson Randwick East Ward Liberal Councillor Brendan Roberts has dramatically intervened into Randwick Council’s established event management process to force through approval for this year’s Taste Of Coogee festival with very little controls put into place. East Ward Labor Councillor …

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Jul 20

Keep Coogee Beach Reserves for families and not commercial interests – 20-7-2017

Greens Councillor Murray Matson comments on Liberal Councillor Brendan Roberts motion for  next Tuesday night’s Randwick Council meeting to allow commercial interests to use Coogee Beach reserves . Cr Matson: “I will not be voting for it.”   The comments below may be attributed to Greens Councillor Murray Matson who represents the residents of Coogee …

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Jul 18

CSELR Light Rail: What’s in a name for a stop? A Lot! Centennial Park trees before punters! – 18th July 2017

18th July 2017 The Editor The Southern Courier Well, me and fellow Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey coped a media serve for trying to vote for the people-choice name of Centennial Parklands for the Alison Road light rail stop. All I can say is that that if the Government wants to name the stop after the racecourse then it …

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Jul 18

Climate Change: Fears that Bill Shorten will roll over and accept a Clean Energy Target built on Coal power – 18th July 2017

Labor Leader Bill Shorten appears to be signalling that his party maybe about to  accept a Clean Energy Target that will allow a high enough threshold to allow coal-fired generators to receive certificates. An article in the Guardian refers to the Labor Leader as expressing a desire to reach an agreement on climate issues with the …

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Jul 17

Randwick Council Election Candidates for the Greens: Lindsay Shurey, James Cruz, Murray Matson, Philipa Veitch – 17th-7-2017



Jun 26

Call on local NSW state MP’s Michael Daley, Ron Hoenig and Bruce Notley-Smith to back Randwick Council’s strategy to block Urban Taskforce push for higher building limits in Kensington and Kingsford – 26th June 2017

Tomorrow night Greens Councillor Murray Matson will move a motion calling on local state MPs to facilitate a meeting with the NSW Planning Minister to lobby for exhibition of Randwick Council’s Draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy. Councillor Matson says, “The only chance for Randwick Councillors and local MPs to stop future spot rezonings burying …

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