Sunday, August 03, 2008

NSW Lib Updates

Reba Meagher Drops The Ball Again On Dr Reeves: Victims Still Have No Answers
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Despite a report released by Health Minister Reba Meagher on Dr Graeme Reeves today, the victims of this affair still don’t have any answers as to who was to blame for hiring an impaired doctor, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

“I really feel for the victims: they have no answers as to who employed Dr Reeves at Bega and Pambula hospitals, with Reba Meagher now declaring no one within her Government is to blame,” Mrs Skinner said.

More Needed To Make Sydney Top Financial Centre
Written by Mike Baird MP
The Premier’s claim to establish Sydney as the leading financial services hub in the Asia-Pacific is welcome news, however it is difficult not to see it as just another hollow announcement, Shadow Minister for Finance Mike Baird said today.

“Sydney should regain its place as the top city to do business in the region, however, it has lost ground on other cities and more is needed from the Iemma Government than just a media statement,” Mr Baird said.

Government Must Put An End To 30% Train Fare Hike
Written by Gladys Berejiklian MP
Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said the Iemma Labor Government should take the opportunity to stop the proposed 30 per cent increase in rail fares at the IPART stakeholder forum being held today.

“The push to increase train fares comes a day after a damming report was leaked advising Morris Iemma and Transport Minister John Watkins not to push ahead with a metro line to the North West,” Ms Berejiklian said.

NSW Housing Crisis Continues To Deepen
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell said today the Iemma Labor Government could no longer ignore the housing crisis.

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the construction of homes and units has fallen dramatically over the past 12 months.

Watkins' Litany Of Lies On Metro
Written by Gladys Berejiklian MP
Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today Transport Minister John Watkins should come clean about all the porky’s he has told in the wake of the damming report into the North West Metro Line.

“Instead of being upfront and telling the truth John Watkins has continued his spin to try to cover up the Iemma Government’s total mismanagement of the project,” Ms Berejiklian said.

North West Metro Mirage: Arrogant And Incompetent Labor Ignores Expert Advice
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP & Gladys Berejiklian MP
Morris Iemma and John Watkins are so arrogant and incompetent they’ve ignored the advice of experts on the $12 billion North West Metro project, NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today.

Urgent Action Needed To Stop Preventable Child Deaths
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs Mike Baird today welcomed news child deaths have fallen 38 per cent over ten years, however urgent action is needed to address delays in coronial reports, increasing deaths from meningococcal disease in poorer families and continuing deaths in private swimming pools.

“I urge the Iemma Labor Government act on the Commissioner’s findings,” Mr O’Farrell said.

Watkins Up To His Old Tricks: Another Re-Announcement
Written by Gladys Berejiklian MP
Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said Transport Minister John Watkins’ has reverted to yet another re-announcement rather than fixing the problems plaguing our transport network.

“The Iemma Labor Government announced the 150 new bendy buses in May this year, so today is just another re-announcement from a Minister and a Government who are obsessed with spin rather than getting on with the job,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Iemma - Stop Nailing NSW Councils
Written by Chris Hartcher MP
Shadow Minister for Local Government Chris Hartcher today called on the Iemma Government to stop cost-shifting the State’s problems to NSW Councils.

“The cost shifting by Iemma to NSW Councils, most notably, the cost of the Local Government Elections in September - is going to be the final nail in the coffin for the already financially struggling NSW Councils,” Mr Hartcher.

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