Murray Matson

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NSW Liqour Act review: Coles and Woolworths push for greater promotional discounting of alcohol

Coles and Woolies are under fire from Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson. The retailers are pushing the State Government to wind back proposed promotional restrictions on alcohol discounting. Cr Matson is putting forward a motion calling for a Randwick City Council submission to the Government’s review of the Alcohol Act. He represents East Ward on …

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Kingsford Smith election news – Greens to Promote New Bike Path and Light Rail Projects

The site of the upgraded Alison road bike path was visited by Greens Senate candidate Cate Faehrmann at 1pm this Saturday. She used this Greens supported initiative to highlight the positive public transport initiatives of the Greens and their candidate James Macdonald in Kingsford Smith Ms Faehrmann outlined The Australian Greens transport policy “Sustainable Planning and Transport” to …

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Kingsford Smith: James Macdonald ready as Rudd calls 2013 election

The Greens in Kingsford Smith have welcomed the announcement of the September 7th federal election. Candidate James Macdonald said the Greens are offering a unique alternative to the “increasingly synchronized” policies of the major parties. He said on the weekend, “The Greens have a positive and constructive vision for the nation, and we’re eager to …

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CDL: Greens push at local and federal level for a refundable deposit on containers. 26th July 2013

Randwick City Council will use its website social media buttons to actively lobby the NSW State and Federal Governments to bring in a national Container Deposit Scheme. The decision comes ahead of the expected consideration by state and federal environment ministers of a final report into how such a scheme could be structured. Greens Councillor …

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25th July 2013: Randwick Council response to new Sydney Airport Masterplan 2033

Randwick City Council will investigate the ramifications resulting from any changes to the ANEF (noise) contour map proposed under the draft Sydney airport master plan. Greens Councillor Murray Matson initiated the assessment via a motion to last Tuesday night’s council meeting. He drew attention to a possible noise increase for Coogee residents. He said this …

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30th April 2013: Kingsford Smith candidate announced by Greens for 2013 Federal election

The Greens have preselected 24-year-old data analyst James Macdonald as their 2013 Federal Election candidate for Kingsford Smith. Read more.

30th March 2013: Adult Bookshops Maybe Near Randwick Schools Under Inglis Stables Proposal

Adult bookshops maybe allowed near three local Randwick schools under a State Government pushed rezoning proposal. The eastern suburbs Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) is to assess a proposal that registered clubs and restricted premises should be allowed in Barker Street Randwick. Read more.

1st March 2013: Calls for independent mercury testing around Orica

Randwick City Council is calling for a fresh round of independent testing for mercury contamination around the Orica site in Botany. The considered extent of possible mercury contamination around Orica’s Botany plant includes an area of Randwick City Council lying east of Bunnerong Road between Fitzgerald and Wassell street. Read more.

28th February 2013: Randwick City Council supports marriage equality

Greens motion sees Randwick City Council supporting marriage equality legislation for Australia. The Council’s new position will be a boost for an intended bill by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to bring about marriage equality in Australia as a response to recent UK legislation. Read more.

28th Feb 2013: Randwick City Council cost effective and no need to be amalgamated

Local Greens say a commissioned report made available this week proves Randwick City Council is cost effective and does not need to be part any new Sydney wide super Council. Meanwhile local Councillors across NSW wait to see what new Council boundaries will be recommended by Professor Samson’s Local Government Review Panel in April. Read …

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