October 2013 archive

Message from a resident: Notice of Rally re NSW planning legislation proposals at Maroubra Beach tomorrow

I am organising a RALLY at Maroubra Beach on Friday November 1st at 11am – all welcome!! Guest speakers include Mr David Shoebridge MLC and Councillor Murray Matson. We are protesting against the new currently going through State parliament and the “Anzac Parade South Urban Activation Precinct” imposed on us by the State government: 7km …

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Letter to the edior: A Liberal Leader Playing Socialist on Climate Change

29th October 2013 The Editor The Southern Courier Dear Editor I have heard of governments “capitalizing profits and socializing loses” when bailing out private business. Tony Abbott is now having a try at himself by using our tax revenue to pay private companies to cut carbon emissions. He wants to capitalise pollution and socialise climate …

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Hear about “Making NSW 100% renewable” at Coogee’s Politics in the Pub

You are invited to hear Greens MLC John Kaye outline a bold renewable energy future for NSW When: Thursday 21st November, 6:30pm Where: Coogee Legion Ex-Service Club, 200 Arden St Coogee

Greens MLC David Shoebridge warns of “huge step backwards” if State Government rolls out “undemocratic” code assessable development changes

Greens MLC David Shoebridge has criticized Government proposals to adopt “undemocratic” code assessable development changes as part of its’ revamp of planning legislation. The changes were introduced into Parliament on Tuesday and are yet to be voted on. “If these changes become law then the rights of ordinary residents to have a say on what …

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Hats and Climate Change – Randwick Green and Liberal Councillors clash on UN bush fire warning for NSW

Last night the scientific credibility of the world’s major climate monitor was questioned by a Randwick Liberal Councillor after the Greens used a UN media quote relating the NSW bush fires to climate change. The quote came from Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to the media network …

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Randwick City Council Environment Levy is a good investment

Make a submission to Randwick Council by the 7th November 2013. Safeguarding our beaches for $1.80 a week per average household is cheap at the price. —————————————————————————————– The Editor The Southern Courier Dear Editor Randwick City Council’s environmental levy needs to continue. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found that sea levels could rise …

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Success of Malabar Beach water quality clean up based on hard headed negotiations by former Greens Mayor

The success of the Malabar Beach storm water diversion project (see Southern Courier) was based on some hard headed negotiations in 2010 between former Greens Mayor Murray Matson and Maroubra MP Michael Daley to secure a fair funding deal for Randwick City Council ratepayers. It is indeed wonderful that the water quality has now improved …

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam gone – Australian parliament loses an articulate urban visionary

The frustrating news for dedicated urban planners is that WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has lost his seat. This is not good for anyone who supports Australian cities being reshaped to serve people and not cars – and I say that as a car owner. I was lucky to hear him speak once at a …

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