Rats in the Ranks

Great article by Alex Mitchell in Crikey last week. An accurate description of the inner Sydney ALP doing what they do best – i.e putting their self interest ahead of that of the community they serve.  In this case they are supporting the amalgamation of Councils in an attempt to increase the chances of ALP Councillors controlling the new larger Councils

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ICAC interviews Hunter residents over Huntlee development near Branxton

Very good to see ICAC investigating this planning debacle.  The public deserves a full explanation of how a project aiming to place 20,000 people in urban sprawl, nowhere near jobs and which will clear endangered bushland, came to be approved in the first place. James Ryan ICAC interviews Hunter residents over Huntlee development near Branxton By JOANNE McCARTHY Feb. 12,

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Court challenge to overturn HEZ development approval

from ABC Newcastle Posted Tue 3 Feb 2015, 11:33am PHOTO: Friends of Tumblebee said the steel fabrication plant will have a disastrous impact on the critically endangered bird, the Regent Honeyeater. (Friends of Tumblebee) MAP: Kurri Kurri 2327 A dispute over the approval of an industrial development in the Hunter Valley heads back to the Land and Environment Court today.

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