Bitter battle over Labor candidate in Gippsland

Bitter battle over Labor candidate in Gippsland

By Kate Thwaites[ABC Gippsland]

The Labor Party is facing a damaging internal brawl ahead of the by-election for the Federal seat of Gippsland.

Local Labor members are furious they did not get a say in who they party's candidate would be. They are calling for an inquiry into the process.

Armstrong Creek UGP Panel hearing Presentation


I thank the Panel for the opportunity to appear before it today. My submission seeks to highlight and extend points made in my written submission. In the time available I cannot deal with every matter I feel needs to be addressed, especially given the complexity and scale of the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Plan. However, I would like to speak to a few key themes, which I believe highlight some important questions of policy contained with the proposed Amendment and the Plan underpinning it.


Preferences for Deakin ward by-election revealed

THE six candidates in the Deakin Ward by-election for the City of Greater Geelong have announced their preferences ahead of the postal vote.

On paper, the six candidates appear to have paired off, with each trading second preferences with one other candidate.

Highton businessman Andrew Katos has given his second preferences to Highton mother Trish McClure, who in turn has given her second preferences to Mr Katos.

Backlash is unlikely: McGauran

FOR the first time in 86 years the Federal National Party faces the prospect of losing the seat of Gippsland.

Sugarloaf pipeline advisory committee presentation

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss our submission with you,

I thought I would use my 20minutes to focus on the impact on flora and fauna.

although I would ask you to also note that we are also very concerned with social and economic impacts of the project, the production of greenhouse gases during construction and operation

In fact we would ask that energy for the operation of the pipeline be sourced solely from renewable sources (not offsets)

New approach needed to urban and regional planning in Geelong

Geelong’s approach to urban design and planning is unsustainable in the long-run and largely ad hoc, Deakin Ward candidate, Bruce Lindsay, said today. Mr Lindsay made his comments in the context of the recent release of a planning panel report into the proposed Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Plan. The Plan envisages approximately a 25% increase in the size of Geelong by mid-century. The Panel report has recommended removing from the Plan many of the ‘greener,’ more progressive elements.

Greens to contest Deakin By-Election

Geelong Greens Convenor, Bruce Lindsay, today announced he will run as a candidate in the Deakin Ward by-election for the City of Greater Geelong Council, on a platform of planning reform, Council activism and better governance.

Mr Lindsay said: ‘I work out at the Deakin University campus at Waurn Ponds. I feel a part of the area. This by-election is also about issues that effect Geelong and the Bellarine as a whole.’

‘Three areas of local government I want to see overhauled:

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