a quick reminder

Tonight is the Central Forum at Mill Road, starts at 7.30pm, all welcome, come along and join the discussions.

Tomorrow night is the council meeting 7pm  at the Francis Greenway centre beside the city  centre  library… it will be interesting as always, seems Cllr Hadchiti has had some disappointments in not getting some motions put forward however determined to get them across..Goodness knows what but he’s been playing heavily to the media lately so perhaps it’s just another grab for attention. Only time will tell, can’t wait to see what committees our illustrious few will be clambering on board to represent you in this coming year. Let us hope that once committed they show up and don’t cry foul for not knowing what is going on in and around our city. Watch to as the ‘paid’ positions may get more than usual attention

Also please mark in your diary the 5th October same venue as above when Senator Lee Rhiannon, MP’s Laurie Ferguson, Russell Matheson and Craig Kelly join Cllrs Stanley and Lucas debating the impacts of the proposed Carbon Tax/Clean energy Bill come to debate the impacts on council. I am hopeful a respectful and factual program will allow residents to access real information, not merely jingles and one liners. Maybe if we’re very ‘lucky’ the full factual cost analysis of the Oppositions alternative plan will be made available… outlining how each and every one of us will be up for $700 or $1300pa to pay for their alternate plan (without any compensation for those who may not have the $700-1300) to pay for our biggest polluters to continue polluting and no long term benefit to the environment.

Sadly in a sign of lack of respect, after Senator Rhiannon declared her interest and accepted the invitation prior to the councillors debating it, the invitation was not addressed to her, our one Greens Senator for NSW, I noticed the letters to the MP’s weren’t sent via PM Julia Gillard Leader of the Labor party or Opposition Leader Tony Abbott Leader of the Coalition …but to the members themselves. Poor form from our GM or whomever instructed it so.

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2 Responses to a quick reminder

  1. Ray Van says:

    Hi Signe,
    I understand the forum is on the Carbon tax, not the oppositon’s policy. One can only hope the debate stays on subject and doesn’t detriorate into a comparison debate. Give us the full details on the “Clean Energy” Legislation and how it will affect the ordinary citizen. Full disclosure of “trickle down” costs/benefits is what I want to hear. The government can argue the benefits and the opposition can argue imposts.

    • Signe says:

      While I agree that one would hope that this program doesn’t deteriorate in any way shape or form, shouldn’t the opposition, as part of its opposition be able to provide an alternative? Clearly Mr Abbott has an alternative should this not be your side’s opportunity to share it as well. As for full disclosure, agreed, as is the need for action agreed. I’m personally looking forward to it… to finally have a chance to hear the facts without the spin will be a nice change. I guess only time will tell, I look forward to hearing the communities questions, and one will hope they will be heard by a respectful audience, something I know will be forthcoming from my fellow Liverpudlians.

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