Sunday, July 27, 2008

NSW Lib Updates

Iemma’s Spin Not The Problem; It’s His Arrogant, Weak And Dithering Leadership
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell said today it’s not Morris Iemma’s spin and media management that is his problem; it’s his arrogant, weak and dithering leadership.

“How is it that Morris Iemma can find the budget to hire two expensive spin doctors, but frontline services continue to decay?” Mr O’Farrell asked.

Noreen Hay’s Wollongong Involvement Widens: Iemma Must Stand Aside Hay
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
Morris Iemma must stand aside Parliamentary Secretary Noreen Hay as explosive new details emerge about her involvement in the Wollongong Council scandal, NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell said today.

The Illawarra Mercury reports a sworn statement from former Labor Wollongong City Councillor Frank Gigliotti claiming the Wollongong MP Noreen Hay summoned him to a meeting with developer Frank Vellar.

Birthing Unit Closure: Blue Mountains Is Not Alone, Thanks To Labor
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
The closure of the Blue Mountains birthing unit will come as little surprise to rural and regional communities, with the closure of more than 30 birthing units in rural and regional hospitals in the 13 years of Labor, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

Mrs Skinner said the Iemma Labor Government had picked up the baton with its commitment to shutting down more birthing units across NSW, the latest being at the Blue Mountains hospital.

Iemma And Watkins Rail Ticket Plan A Sham
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell said today Morris Iemma and John Watkins’ flawed early bird rail plan was unravelling even before it begins.

“The more detail that emerges on this plan, the more it looks like a dog’s breakfast dreamt up without any serious consideration,” Mr O’Farrell said.

Iemma Govt Spin Out Of Control: Hospital Attempts To Downplay ICU And ED Blackout
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner today expressed amazement at the Iemma Labor Government’s pathetic attempts to downplay the catastrophic failure at Concord Hospital, which plunged the emergency department and intensive care unit into darkness over the weekend.

Concord Hospital suffered a major blackout on Saturday and the emergency generator system in the intensive care unit and the emergency department both failed, forcing doctors and nurses to ventilate patients by hand for close to two hours.

Labor Government Fails To Deliver Sydney’s Transport Needs Again
Written by Gladys Berejiklian MP
Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today’s concerns about capacity issues at Wynyard Train Station demonstrates the Iemma Labor Government’s inability to plan for the city’s public transport needs.

“Wynyard is already stretched to the limit in peak periods and new commercial and residential developments will force the station into meltdown,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Petty Sentences Won’t Deter Laser Criminals
Written by Greg Smith SC MP
Shadow Attorney General Greg Smith SC said today that the release of a man convicted of shining a laser into the eyes of the pilot of a Police helicopter is far too lenient and will do nothing to deter other copycat criminals.

“This sentence will do nothing to deter other criminals flashing lasers into the eyes of helpless pilots and drivers,” Mr Smith said.

Ticket Scheme Couldn’t Be More Complicated Or Help Fewer People
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today the Iemma Government’s early bird ticket trial is far too complicated and will help too few people to be of real benefit.

“Long-suffering commuters will have to queue everyday to use this ticket, which is a major disincentive,” Mr O’Farrell said.

Iemma Government Fails To Deal With Juvenile Justice Overcrowding
Written by Anthony Roberts MP
Overcrowding in NSW’s Juvenile Justice Centres is a direct result of the Iemma Government’s failure to properly resource these facilities, Shadow Minister for Juvenile Justice Anthony Roberts said today.

“This year’s budget only provided for a paltry total of 42 additional beds for Acmena Juvenile Correction Facility and Riverina Juvenile Correction Facility,” Mr Roberts said.

Iemma Govt Buckles And Finally Agrees To Release Hospital Infection Rates
Iguana Scandal Deepens
Vulnerable Children With A Disability Remain At Risk While Iemma Govt Dithers
Rock-Throwing Charges Welcomed – But How Many More If Labor Listened To Coalition Earlier?
Damning Revelations About Under-Resourced Ambulance Service
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