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Repower Coogee supporters hold the blue line where a 7 metre sea level rise will be at Coogee Beach by the end of the centruary – 19th May 2018

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson joined today’s event at Coogee Beach staged by Repower Coogee’s public push to make rising sea levels a NSW state election issue. “Bleached coral, heatwaves, bushfires, and floods. Our climate is changing and causing a raft of environmental disasters. It’s time to draw a line in the sand. Join us …

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Dan Murphy: Coogee Residents petition against additional liquor shop – 13th May 2018

Local Coogee residents (i.e. “Not Happy Dan”) have asked for the promotion of this petition objecting to Dan Murphy’s licence to trade from the former Rugby Club building on Brook Street, Coogee. In April 2018 the Land and Environment Court gave the green light for trading to commence. They have supplied us with the following background …

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Extension to Heritage Conservation Area impeded! Have the Liberal Councillors of Randwick declared war on the heritage conservation movement in Coogee? 27-4-2018

UPDATE 19th May 2018 Independent Councillor Anthony Andrews, Liberal Councillor Harry Stavrinos and Liberal Councillor Ted Seng have declined to withdraw their signatures from the rescission motion that they lodged against the Council decision on the extension to the Dudley Street Heritage Area. This means that the rescission motion will be debated at this Tuesday …

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Local Randwick-Botany Greens Councillor says the community has won the fight to name the Alison Road light rail stop after Centennial Park – 12th April 2018

“The Randwick Green Councillors supported the community, Transport for NSW and Centennial Parklands who also originally wanted a park related name” say local Greens. Greens Councillor Murray Matson is arguing that the name change as reported today in mainstream media actually reflects community support for a park related name. A previous plans to name the …

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Randwick-Botany Greens amend latest version of Randwick Council’s 20 year plan to include goal of achieving net zero emissions – 15th February 2018

Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch has made key changes to the revised 20-Year Randwick City Plan, which now includes an in-principle target of net zero emissions by 2030. She said today, “The Greens have been pushing for Randwick Council to become orientated towards achieving net zero emissions in our local area. It is an exciting goal …

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#TimeToChoose: Make it a massive rally against coal and gas mining, 12 noon March 24th 2018, Hyde Park North, Sydney CBD

On Saturday, 24 March 2018, people from around the state will converge on Sydney to make an unmistakable call to protect land, water and people from the impacts of coal and gas mining. The march will be led by First Nations people, followed by riders on horseback. It will feature gasfield free communities and coal-affected …

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Randwick Council drops unpopular proposal to build a Mahon Pool café after community rejection – 14th February 2018

At last night’s Administration and Finance Committee meeting Greens Councillor Murray Matson successfully moved that Randwick Council drop a tentative proposal to build a café into the ageing Mahon Pool amenities block. The adopted amendment was seconded by Central Ward Labor Councillor Dylan Parker and read as follows.’ “Council resolves not to include a café …

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Is there an infrastructure crisis in Eastern Sydney at a time when local Randwick Council is being pushed by Planning NSW to accept greater residential densities? – 8th February 2018

The comments below are by Randwick Council Greens Councillor Murray Matson. Another long water cut off by WaterNSW in Oberon Street Randwick that started 11am yesterday has now left residents with out water for over 24 hours. There is currently a water supply crisis in Cape Town but there is not supposed to be one …

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Australia Day: Lidia Thorpe recounts what January 26th means for her family – 25th January 2018

For Lidia Thorpe, like many Aboriginal people, January 26 represents a day of invasion and mourning. One that she, her family and the community has been protesting for many years. Lidia is a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, from Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne’s north. She is the State MP for Northcote in Victoria, and last year she became …

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Australia Day: the 26th of January 1838 marked an act of genocide against NSW Aborigines by mounted police – 25th January 2018

On the eve of Australia Day 2018 a disturbing article has been posted recording an historical massacre of indigenous people initiated by orders issued by the then Acting Governor of NSW. According to a Guardian article  of today January 26 1838 was the very first public holiday ever marked in Australia. But the article claims …

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