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Address in reply to the Governor’s speech

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

Dr JOHN KAYE [5.50 p.m.]: I begin my contribution to the Address-in-Reply to the Governor’s Speech by thanking the Governor for his presentation on behalf of the Government. However, I look forward to the day when the woman or man who delivers that speech is a representative of the Australian people and appointed by the Australian people to represent them and not someone appointed by a foreign monarch to represent a foreign monarch. It is time that this State and this nation grew up; it is time that we threw off the shackles of colonialism and recognised our autonomy by appointing our own Governor to represent our own people. [Read more…]

Pressure mounting on Premier Baird to push for state-based solution to RET crisis

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As protracted negotiations over the future of the federal Renewable Energy Target continue to inflict damage on the clean energy sector in NSW, the Greens are placing increasing pressure on Premier Mike Baird to commit to state-based alternatives. [Read more…]

Wires and poles plunged into chaos by Energy Regulator decision


Thousands of jobs are set to be cut from the NSW electricity network and the long term move to smart grids will be compromised by an Australian Energy Regulator decision to slash 23 per cent of the operation spending in the state’s electricity distribution and transmission system, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye. [Read more…]

Baird meeting with Chinese government power bidder during election

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Premier Mike Baird kept voters in the dark about a meeting he held with representatives of a Chinese government-owned grid company during this year’s state election, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye. [Read more…]