March 2015

Commented on a story 20th Mar 2015 10:34 AM

A LESSER-known election promise to apply penalty rates for those on Centrelink for more than 38 hours a week will hit parliament this week.

Labor to introduce penalty rates for Centrelink payments

"surely payments should be linked to barnaby joyces attending friends wedding spending allowances"

Commented on a story 18th Mar 2015 6:31 AM

THE Senate has voted down the legislation to uncap university fees, the second time the Coalition's higher education changes have been rejected.

Senate votes down university deregulation reforms

"lets not forget that Family First senator Bob Day supported the bill, along with Liberal Democrat David..."

Commented on a story 18th Mar 2015 6:29 AM

OPPOSITION spokesman for Infrastructure baffled by Federal Coalition's promise to "not build or fund a Coffs Harbour Bypass".

Labor:It's the promise you have when you don't have a promise

"the national party hard at work destroying the coffs economy...."

Commented on a story 17th Mar 2015 8:08 AM

A LOCAL financial planner and a real estate agent say there may be merit to the treasurer's plan to let first homebuyers draw on their superannuation.

Don't dismiss Joe's first homebuyer plan - it may be super

"The best thing to do with super would be to make it non compulsory for lower earners who gain nothing..."

Commented on a story 17th Mar 2015 8:07 AM

THE NATURE Conservation Council has renewed calls for the NSW Government to abandon plans to trial cable logging on steep slopes in forests on the North Coast.

Urunga and Nambucca Heads forests set to trial cable logging

"a logging method that spreads weeds and hunts down the last colonies of foals is hardly a good idea,but..."

February 2015

Commented on a story 15th Feb 2015 2:55 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott says the government is increasing its pressure on Indonesia ahead of the imminent execution of two Australian drug smugglers.

Abbott dials up pressure on Indonesia ahead of executions

"All the pressure of an ant shoving the australian continent. Why doesn't he find out why the..."

Commented on a story 15th Feb 2015 2:54 PM

ALMOST 200 foreign criminals including suspected members or associates of bikie gangs have had their visas cancelled in the last two months.

188 Visas cancelled for crimes under new cancellation laws

"Could we cancel tony abbotts passport while he overseas ? That would save the country from higher ..."

Commented on a story 15th Feb 2015 2:54 PM

THE NSW Coalition Government has re-committed to offering a share of $50 million to redevelop the Macksville Hospital if re-elected next month.

NSW Coalition's Macksville Hospital election promise

"It must be election time again when the libs are interested in public hospitals, what a bunch of..."

Commented on a story 13th Feb 2015 4:43 PM

Penalty rates for retail workers is today being raised as a State Election issue in Coffs Harbour.

Penalty rate rollback on the election agenda

"Why is it, that its always the lowest paid that have to take pay cuts to improve the economy ? don't..."

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