Wednesday, July 16, 2008

NSW Lib Updates

Now That Over The Top Laws Are Overturned Let’s Begin The Celebration
Written by Greg Smith SC MP
The decision of the Federal Court today to overturn the Iemma Government’s annoyance provisions is a decision welcomed by the NSW Liberal/Nationals, Shadow Attorney General Greg Smith SC said today.

“The NSW Liberal/Nationals welcomes the decision of the Federal Court to strike down the Iemma Government’s laws, which were always over the top,” Mr Smith said.

Iemma Government Releases OH&S Report Under Cover Of Darkness
Written by The Hon Mike Gallacher MLC
The release of the Stein Report on NSW’s OH&S legislation a year after it was put on the Minister’s desk shows the lack of commitment the Iemma Government has to workplace safety reform, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Mike Gallacher said today.

“The Stein report had been sitting on John Della Bosca’s desk for well over a year before he was stood down over the Iguanas affair,” Mr Gallacher said.

Iemma Govt Cannot Ignore Culture Of Bullying In Ambulance Service
Written by Webmaster NSW
Acting NSW Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today the Iemma Labor Government could no longer ignore the culture of bullying within the NSW Ambulance Service.

“Resignations among ambulance officers have doubled since 2002, with 593 ambulance officers quitting the service in that time,” Mrs Skinner said.

War Memorial Vandalism: How Could This Happen?
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Acting NSW Opposition Leader Jillian Skinner said today the community would be wondering how vandals were able to scrawl graffiti over the Hyde Park War Memorial during Sydney’s largest security event of the year.

“With Hyde Park one of the major focal points for World Youth Day celebrations, how could vandals be able to graffiti the War Memorial,” Mrs Skinner said.

Iemma Government Must Step In To Protect Beechwood Creditors' Rights
Written by The Hon Catherine Cusack MLC
Fair Trading Minister Linda Burney must step in to assist consumers and other unsecured creditors to access their Beechwood entitlements, Shadow Minister for Fair Trading Catherine Cusack said today.

“Thanks to a complex web of loans, Mr King has morphed from being Beechwood’s biggest debtor, into also being the company’s biggest creditor,” Ms Cusack said.

Iemma Govt Running TAFE Into The Ground
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Acting NSW Opposition Leader Jillian Skinner today called on the Iemma Labor Government to arrest the sharp decline in Vocational Educational and Training (VET) enrolment numbers in NSW.

The Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics confirmed that NSW had a fall in VET enrolments of 2.9%, the largest of all Australian states and territories in 2007.

Iemma Govt Should Apologise To Student And Family For No Department Of Education Disability Plan
Written by Andrew Constance MP
The Iemma Government should apologise to a wheelchair-bound year 5 student and his parents after a teacher’s school report stated he had ‘yet to develop the skills of hopping, skipping and jumping’, Shadow Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance said today.

In doing so, the NSW Liberals/Nationals have demanded to know where the Education Department’s Disability Action Plan is, given there has not been one in place since 2006.

Beechwood’s World Youth Day Fiasco
Written by Catherine Cusack MLC
The NSW Liberal/Nationals today criticised plans by Beechwood Administrators to hold final meetings for a thousand plus Beechwood creditors in the heart of Sydney CBD on World Youth Day.

"Fair Trading Minister Burney Linda Burney claims to be working closely with the administrator and should have pointed this out," Shadow Minister for Fair Trading Catherine Cusack said today.

Adoption Changes
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell today welcomed the adoption changes from the State Government.

“I will support any moves which reduce the time and cost for those seeking to adopt children,” Mr O’Farrell said.

“However, these changes don’t reverse the massive increase in fees for overseas adoption introduced in 2004 by Labor leadership aspirant Carmel Tebbutt,” he said.

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