Friday, May 21, 2010

SAVE CESSNOCK RALLY - Wollombi Valley Online News

A coalition of political parties and community members are joining forces to stage a rally in support of the local community of Cessnock retaining its planning powers.

Representatives from The Greens, Liberal and Nationals along with independent Councillors and residents from North Cessnock, Abernethy and Ellalong will address the rally next Monday at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre from 6-30pm til 8-30pm. The political parties, which traditionally have different views on many issues, are all concerned that the ALP is playing politics with Cessnock Council... more on Wollombi Valley Online News

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Government's Land Access Bill delivers hefty concessions for mining industry — No New Coal

Government's Land Access Bill delivers hefty concessions for mining industry — No New Coal

Absolutely disgusting that the opposition worked with the Sydney Labor Government on this. NSW landholders have NO rights - no matter whether you bought the property or inherited it from previous generations, the Labor Party and the Liberal Party just don't care - they want the coal or gas or whatever and you have no right to stop them, just for the royalties and foreign trade - f##k you very much Keneally!

Secede from NSW

The Bill is available here (443kb PDF)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Abolition of States

Here are some links to support the abolition of the states.

Abolishing state govs would save $30bn - The Australian - 28-Aug-2007
"Howard's intervention over Queensland's council amalgamations and grab for power from the states raises a bigger issue: do we really need three very expensive layers of government? The answer is no."

Commonwealth Parliamentarians Who Have Publicly Supported the Abolition of State Governments or Similar Reforms - Mark Drummond PhD Thesis and Public Policy Website
"This page provides links to media reports and other websites that show that numerous Commonwealth Parliamentarians support the abolition of State governments or related reforms."

Abolish state governments: Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon - The Australian - 3-Jul-2008
"AUSTRALIA is the most over-governed nation on Earth and reforms should include abolishing the states, Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon says."

Abolish Australian States - Eclipse Now blog
"Former Prime Minister’s Bob Hawke and John Howard agree!"

Abolish Australian States - From John August - Homepage Daily
"NSW Ex-Treasurer Michael Costa has dumped on Australian State Governments - we're better off without them. As a Beyond Federation member, I agree."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

2010 Valley Artists Sponsors Night

Photos from the 2010 Valley Artists Sponsors Night - The Fabulous Tivoli