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Baird government sets up regional NSW for job losses and power outages

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The Greens are calling for a halt to regional NSW electricity distributor Essential Energy’s ‘spill-and-fill’ job cuts to allow time for an independent process to assess alternatives to slashing critical skills and driving up unemployment. [Read more…]

ACCC rules ‘bred’ free-range pork claims misleading

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The NSW minister responsible for fair trading, Victor Dominello, must push for a nationally legislated standard for free-range pork products after the ACCC found some of the biggest producers have been misleading consumers for 15 years, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye. [Read more…]

Major parties miss the point on flawed computer software program

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Labor and the Liberals and Nationals are playing politics with the new school software system, while principals and administrative staff across NSW face the very real prospect of enrolment and financial management chaos, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.

Opposition Upper House MPs obsessed on the cost of the Learning Management Business Reform (LMBR), spending the best part of two hours trying to sheet the blame home to Education Minister Adrian Piccoli for a software package that was contracted under the previous Labor government.

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Developer’s offensive money offer to sweeten alcohol and gambling venue

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A developer has put money on the table in an attempt to win support for a once-rejected gambling and alcohol development 135 metres from Casula Public School, Greens NSW MP John Kaye.

(‘Parents ‘horrified’ by hotelier’s cash offer to win over school’, Sun Herald, 30 August, p. 12) [Read more…]

Bridge Street privatisation puts Education and Heritage at risk

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Commenting on the Department of Planning approval for “The Sandstones” concept plan, Greens NSW MP John Kaye said: “The approval of the concept plan by the Department of Planning for the redevelopment of the historic Bridge Street Department of Education building brings NSW closer to losing its public heritage.

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