Saturday, July 05, 2008

NSW Lib Updates

Costs Of Climate Change
Written by Pru Goward MP
Costs to the people of NSW to implement the recommendations made in the Garnaut Draft Report on Climate Change must be spread across the economy, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Environment Pru Goward said today.

Ms Goward said the role of the NSW Iemma Government must be to help deflect the increase cost of services, such as energy, to ensure the protection of low-income households.

Iemma Govt Abandons Western Sydney: Westmead Morgue To Close
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner today condemned the Iemma Labor Government’s closure of Westmead morgue, saying it would force families in Western Sydney to travel further to either Glebe or Newcastle to identify loved ones.

“The NSW Liberal/Nationals have highlighted the appalling state of Westmead morgue for many years as a result of a decade of neglect,” Mrs Skinner said.

Rescue Helicopter Service – Yet Another Iemma Government Bungle
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner today called for a review of the Iemma Labor Government’s contract with rescue helicopter service CHC, following yet another bungle in the service.

“Since CHC was chosen to replace the much respected community based CareFlight and Westpac Lifesaver helicopter retrieval services, it has been plagued with problems that should be examined,” Mrs Skinner said.

NSW Liberal/Nationals Encourage All To Join In NAIDOC Week
Written by Greg Aplin MP
Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Greg Aplin today encouraged all residents of NSW to join with indigenous communities in local activities and events to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2008.

“NAIDOC Week will be celebrated nationally during the week 6 to 13 July 2008 with this year’s theme being ‘Advance Australia Fair?’” Mr Aplin said.

“NAIDOC is a celebration of Indigenous culture and the Indigenous contribution to modern Australia.

COAG Reforms “Killer Toy” Laws - Cautious Welcome
Written by Catherine Cusack MLC
COAG’s announcement that Australia’s chaotic product safety laws will be reformed with the ACCC taking a “single regulator” approach is welcome, but doesn’t go far enough, Shadow Minister for Fair Trading Catherine Cusack said today.

“The NSW Liberal/Nationals have been calling for a single regulator approach following last year’s bungled attempts to ban lead painted toys,” Ms Cusack said.

Minister Finally Rolled on Mortgage Broking Reforms
Written by Catherine Cusack MLC
The State Opposition has welcomed COAG’s intervention to relieve NSW Fair Trading Minister Linda Burney of her responsibilities on regulation of finance and mortgage brokers.

NSW promised in 2003 to draft new laws but has repeatedly failed to deliver these vital reforms, Shadow Minister for Fair Trading Catherine Cusack said today.

Ambulance Inquiry Hears Of Culture Of Bullying
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Bullying, harassment, intimidation and an unsupportive management structure are major themes raised in submissions by more than 150 ambulance officers to the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the NSW Ambulance Service that started hearings today.

Statement On Alan Jones AO
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
Alan Jones is obviously a Sydney icon. Each day he brings to the attention of politicians the concerns of those on struggle street. He now has his own struggle and I wish him well.

I hope Alan is back on air fit and well shortly, ready to give all of us politicians the rounds of the kitchen table as soon as possible.

John Watkins Can’t Be Trusted To Deliver T-Card
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP & Gladys Berejiklian MP
Commuters will have no confidence in the Iemma Labor Government’s ability to deliver integrated ticketing after the Tcard debacle, NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today.

NSW Coalition’s Power Sale Concerns Materialise
NSW Lib/Nats Back Calls For Domestic Violence Taskforce
Watkins’ Cover-Up: Rail Maintenace Stats Removed From Website
How Many Mistakes Does Della Get, Morris? It’s Now Four And Counting
Full Co-Operation Must Mean Della Answers Police Questions
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