Sunday, December 21, 2008

NSW Lib Updates

Labor’s Stench Of Corruption Extends: Systemic Weaknesses Uncovered
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP & Anthony Roberts MP
Thursday, 18 December 2008
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Anthony Roberts said today Premier Nathan Rees cannot continue to ignore report after report into corruption within the State Labor Government.

The ICAC has found corrupt payments worth $2.4 million were paid to two former employees of the NSW Fire Brigades. The Commission has made 14 recommendations after it identified ‘systemic weakness’ in the Brigades capital works functions.
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Nathan Rees’ Budget Cuts Hitting Frontline Policing
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
Thursday, 18 December 2008
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell said today Nathan Rees’ budget cuts continue to hit frontline services – this time the NSW Police Force is being forced to slash overtime.

“This demonstrates yet again Nathan Rees has his priorities all wrong,” Mr O’Farrell said.
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O’Farrell Welcomes Developer Levies Change - Shame It Wasn’t Sooner
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell today welcomed the State Government’s reduction in property levies saying it would provide a much-needed boost to the NSW housing and construction sector.

“When the housing sector does well, the State’s economy follows,” Mr O’Farrell said.
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Customer Charter Offers No Guarantee Of Improvement And Like The Trains, It’s Running Late
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell said today the introduction of a customer charter was like Sydney trains – late – and offers commuters little hope of improvement.

Former Premier Morris Iemma said the Charter, which was promised the day after the election following Sydney Harbour Bridge breakdowns, would be in place by June 2007.
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Bureaucrats Have No Place In Making Clinical Decisions In Our Hospitals
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
A leaked State Government memo directing bureaucrats to question doctors who admit patients with certain conditions with a view to cutting admissions by 35%, sets a disturbing precedent, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

The letter outlines a new program to reduce avoidable admissions, stating: “our plan will be to write to you requesting your advice each time” a patient is admitted with a condition categorised as an “avoidable admission”.
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Premier: NSW Housing Falls Behind Again! What Are You Doing?
Written by Chris Hartcher MP
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Shadow Minister for Housing Chris Hartcher today condemned Premier Nathan Rees for not doing enough to assist the housing industry in NSW after the Australian Bureau of Statistics released its September Quarter 2008 8750.0 ‘Dwelling Unit Commencements‘.

“The figures released today show that NSW is still falling behind all other States and Territories this quarter. NSW is also the only State to have fallen for the second quarter in a row in new unit dwellings,” Mr Hartcher said.
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Campbell Lies On Opposition IPART Submission - Again
Written by Gladys Berejiklian MP
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Transport Minister David Campbell has again lied over the Opposition’s position on IPART’s review of rail fares, Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today.

“The NSW Liberal/Nationals made a submission to IPART in July opposing any fare increases (copy attached),” Ms Berejiklian said.
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Commuters Forced To Pay For Labor’s Incompetence
Written by Gladys Berejiklian MP
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Shadow Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today slammed the State Labor Government for increasing CityRail fares by up to 30% over four years given worsening train services.

“It is unacceptable that from 4 January 2009 commuters will be forced to pay an extra 7.5% to catch a train, for some commuters this will mean an extra 31% over four years,” Ms Berejiklian said.
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Hospital Waiting Lists Increase: An Extra 4,284 Patients In The Last 12 Months
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Hospital waiting lists have increased by more than 4,000 patients in the last year, highlighting Labor’s mismanagement of the health system, NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

In September 2007 the elective surgery hospital waiting list stood at 53,424. It has risen to 57,708 according to the September 2008 figures.
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Nathan Rees 100 Days: Wrong Priorities, Wrong Decisions And Lies
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