Category: Policies

Jun 27

In the 50’s we did not sell our hospitals to pay the bills

In the 50’s we drove FC Holdens. We did not sell our hospitals to pay the bills. Both the state Liberal and Labor parties tried to do this at RNSH … the electorates major teaching hospital. This was prevented by community action. Please consider voting for Stephen in Saturday’s federal election for the seat of North …

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Jun 18

Why should we have to march in the streets?

Why did the Liberal and Labor governments try to sell the RNSH campus, a teaching hospital of national importance? In the 1900’s, our community put in place a campus that grew into a major teaching hospital which serves 1:6 of the NSW population. In one generation (starting with the land sale in the 1990s under …

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Jun 16

Our Environment

We have no choice but to protect our environment, it is our children’s future. For more information about our campaign please see http://drsruff.org/  

Jun 15

Mr Turnbull and the “world wide wait”

Australia has dropped down to 48th place in a global average broadband connection speed rankings list published by Akamai Technologies (1). The Liberal government is keen to promote North Sydney as a centre for innovation. They claim that their focus innovation will allow Australia to remain competitive in a world that embraces digital technologies. And …

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Jun 14

Stop before it is too late

“No further open cut mining or coal seam gas drilling should be permitted in residential or good agricultural land. Our long-term future as the food bowl of Asia is more important than coal. In terms of global warming, it is true other countries can replace Australian coal but nothing can replace the loss of good …

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Jun 13

Medicare

Medicare is one of our country’s great achievements. It ensures that we can all access health services when we need them, regardless of income. It needs to be preserved at all costs.  The United States spends 17.1% of its gross domestic product on health (1).  Despite this, Gallup estimated in July 2014 that the uninsured rate …

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Jun 11

Stop it at the start.

Violence against women and their children is a serious issue in Australia. Stephen strongly supports the federal government campaign to prevent violence against women and their children. 1 in 3 women has been a victim of physical or sexual violence, since the age of 15, by someone known to them. (2012 Personal Safety Survey, ABS) …

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Jun 11

Commitment on local democracy.

Today, Stephen met with Phil Jenkyl OAM.  Phil is co-convenor of the Save Hunters Hill Municipality Coalition and a member of the Save Our Councils Coalition (SOCC) committee. Stephen made a personal commitment to: Support and respect local democracy. Oppose forced amalgamations. Ensure a proper referendum if there is a merger proposal. See https://savehuntershill.wordpress.com/