NEWS ARCHIVES

30 June 2021

Generational debt without a generational dividend

The latest Intergenerational Report has sparked renewed calls for urgent economic reform to try and head off a looming decline in Australia's living standards. The Intergenerational Report forecasts average incomes will be $32,000 lower by 2060 unless there's a sharp turnaround in productivity.

30 June 2021

COVID-19 lockdown business support package

The Berejiklian Government yesterday announced a package of measures to support businesses right across the state.

30 June 2021

Local government kicked off the field

In their latest crusade against local government, the Morrison Government has kicked the local government portfolio off the front bench.

30 June 2021

COVID-19 lockdown support

Last year was tough on the Coast, we faced the threat of bushfires, floods and the virus. More than twelve months on since the pandemic became a reality, many people are still doing it tough.

29 June 2021

Council’s response to evolving COVID-19 situation

Central Coast Council is implementing measures to help protect the safety of its staff and community during the current COVID-19 resurgence.

29 June 2021

Letter to Dominic Perrottet

Labor MPs on the Central Coast have written to Treasurer Dominic Perrottet to seek assistance for local small business owners impacted by the recent lockdown measures announced by the Premier in response to the latest COVID- 19 outbreak across Greater Sydney.

29 June 2021

Pelican park demolition on hold

Alongside local residents, Liesl Tesch has secured another commitment from Central Coast Council to hold off on the planned demolition of Pelican Park at the Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf.

29 June 2021

Council still to cut library services despite public outcry

Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, is calling on the Administrator to save The Entrance Library when the Draft Operational Plan comes up for adoption at Council's meeting today.

29 June 2021

Another tragic death from NDIS neglect

NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds and the Morisson Government must explain how a man was left to die after his family raised the alarm for months that his life was at risk.

28 June 2021

New playspace to kill off iconic park

A local playspace is now open at Woy Woy's Anderson Park reserve, providing a new safe and accessible place for local families and visitors to enjoy

25 June 2021

Shadow Minister for Central Coast confirms COVID case in Parliament

There was a positive COVID-19 case in Parliament this week with the person being in the Chamber on Tuesday and Wednesday before they became aware.

25 June 2021

Greens have launched petition to de-amalgamate Council

The Central Coast Greens have expressed ongoing concern about the lack of consultation with the community before the amalgamation of Wyong and Gosford Councils.

25 June 2021

Government fell $91 billion short of last intergeneration report

Every Australian is $8,000 worse off because Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have fallen $91 billion short of their own Government’s economic targets, even before the pandemic.

24 June 2021

Open letter to Prime Minister on climate change crisis

Climate Future has written an Open Letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison (and sent a copy to every Federal and NSW parliamentarian) pointing out that as the leader of the country he has a duty of care to protect its children from the consequences of climate change.

24 June 2021

Central Coast Harvest Festival draws record crowd

The return of Central Coast Council’s much-loved Harvest Festival over the 12-13 June long weekend has been hailed a great success, drawing record crowds to the Coast’s hinterland communities and providing a welcomed boost to the region’s economy.

24 June 2021

Budget offered nothing for local health, schools or roads

Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch has labelled Tuesday’s State Budget as a “huge disappointment” after the NSW Treasurer revealed that there would be no new funding for local schools, roads, hospitals or health.

23 June 2021

State budget a bust for the Central Coast

Yesterday’s NSW Budget comes as no surprise for the Central Coast, the Berejiklian Sydney-centric Government shafting the Central Coast yet again.

23 June 2021

Morrison Government fails Australian families

New research by UNICEF is further evidence that the Morrison Government is failing Australian families.

23 June 2021

Winter school holiday program offers something for everyone!

Central Coast Council’s June/July school holiday program is here, with a wide range of online and face-to-face activities on offer to keep young minds entertained and bodies moving throughout the winter break.

22 June 2021

First responders and the Coast deserve a fair go

Coast MPs have challenged Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Government to give frontline workers, like teachers, paramedics and nurses, a fair wage increase in this year’s State Budget after they initially offered them a pay cut.

22 June 2021

Cash grab on speeding fines exposed

Central Coast motorists have already felt the financial squeeze of the NSW Government’s speeding fine blitz, and it’s about to get worse as Berejiklian and her bandits are set to rake in more money across the State to squander on their Sydney-centric developments.

22 June 2021

More government ambition a must for electric vehicles to succeed

If electric cars are to become affordable and acceptable to drivers, it will take more than stamp duty relief and a paltry some being offered to the first twenty-five purchases.

21 June 2021

Barilaro calls for council demergers

Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced last Friday (18 June) that the forced amalgamation policy, which forced the merger of Gosford and Wyong Council’s, “hasn’t worked”.

21 June 2021

Time to ‘Spot a Swiftie’!

The ‘Swifties’ in question are the Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater and it is time for Coasties to come together to help protect these critically endangered birds.

21 June 2021

On your bike!

The President and members of the Central Coast Bicycle Users’ Group have met with Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch on the Woy Woy Waterfront to discuss and promote bicycle awareness and safety on our roads and shared pathways.

18 June 2021

Scott Morrison's COVID vaccine rollout fail

Scott Morrison’s refusal to secure a variety of vaccine deals has left Australians dangerously exposed. And why did the Morrison Government only secure a major deal with AstraZeneca?

18 June 2021

Tesch addresses Woy Woy RSL Krait Club

The Woy Woy RSL Krait Club threw its doors open to a special visit and address by Member for Gosford, Ms Liesl Tesch MP.

17 June 2021

Central Coast ratepayers: hung out to dry from Liberals failed experiment

While Central Coast ratepayers face the reality of higher rates, and being held responsible to bail out Council’s financial crisis, the Liberal Government’s failed amalgamation experiment only gets worse.

17 June 2021

Explore the ‘Neighbourhoods Art Trail’ through Long Jetty

Thanks to its bustling vibe, elective wares and great coffee, Long Jetty has become known as the ‘Newtown of the Coast’ and the suburb is now the focus of an exciting new art trail.

16 June 2021

The Entrance loses vital health service

Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, has criticised the proposed closure of the Clozapine Clinic, which currently operates from Long Jetty Community Health Centre, as a dangerous move which could have disastrous consequences for some of the communities most vulnerable.

16 June 2021

Ransomeware complacency must end

The Morrison Government has responded to a 200 per cent increase in reported ransomware attacks in Australia in the only way it knows how – an empty announcement and a photo op with no follow up.

15 June 2021

Who will be held responsible for ’shameful’ $1.7 Billion Robodebt Scandal?

Many Central Coast welfare recipients are still trying to get their lives back in order after many hounded and pursued by private debt collecting agencies working for the Morrison Government.

11 June 2021

Central Coast Harvest Festival returns this weekend

The Central Coast hinterland is ready to come alive this weekend for the return of one of its much-loved events - Harvest Festival.

11 June 2021

Coast Twist Festival needs you!

The festival organisers are looking for their 2021 hero volunteers for the six day Coastal Twist Festival, which will be staged between 29 September - 4 October.

11 June 2021

Waving farewell to the sustainable energy boat

It seems that when it comes to renewable energy, the Morrison Government is left on the dock waving the sustainable energy boat goodbye!

10 June 2021

Flying high at ratepayer’s expense

While Central Coast ratepayers brace for an ongoing slug in the hip pocket, and are continually reminded that the only way forward in solving Council’s financial crisis is for them to bear the burden, the public purse is still being plundered.

10 June 2021

Refusal of Springfield sub-division welcomed

The Community Environment Network has supported the Central Coast Council’s recommendation to refuse an application for a four-lot subdivision on environmentally valuable land at 35 to 45 Clarence Road, Springfield.

10 June 2021

Community claims their reserve through yoga

Last Sunday the group ‘Hands Off The Reserve' co-hosted a yoga class in the reserve at Memorial Avenue, Blackwall in partnership with Umina Beach Yoga.

10 June 2021

So what now? Administration, de-amalgamation and other options

Central Coast Friends of Democracy will be hosting a community information session on Monday 14 June at 6pm to consider options about the future of our Central Coast Council.

9 June 2021

CEN continues to campaign against community and environmental asset sales

Administrator says he will not be reclassifying community land as part of Council's asset sales program "unless absolutely necessary".

9 June 2021

Morrison rips out the marrow from the bones of ordinary Australians

The Morrison Government's latest act of bastardry may well leave many people unable to obtain necessary health care without putting them into penury.

8 June 2021

Morrison's shame - secret plans to disable the disabled

It's about time the public pillory from Medieval times was reintroduced for those politicians who pretend that they are caring human beings. The Morrison Government has a secret plan to dupe people with a disability and steamroll through controversial Independent Assessments while faking consultation

8 June 2021

Morrison’s attack on Medicare

Scott Morrison has launched the biggest attack on Medicare in decades. This ambush will lead to hundreds and hundreds of surgeries being cancelled at the last minute and patients being landed with huge bills that will run to thousands of dollars, which they didn't expect.

8 June 2021

Businesses invited to partner with major events across the Coast

With nine major events planned across the 2021-22 event calendar, Central Coast Council is welcoming expressions of interest for prospective sponsors to be involved in some of the Central Coast’s most iconic events.

8 June 2021

Central Coast given the greenlight for battery recycling

Woolworths is leading the way by announcing a new recycling program for batteries and old mobile phones. Customers can now recycle used batteries and mobile phones during their regular supermarket visit.

4 June 2021

Morrison manufactures photo-ops not jobs

Scott Morrison’s Modern Manufacturing Fail is the latest to feature in the Not on Your Side campaign highlighting the Morrison Government’s litany of rorts, waste and mismanagement.

4 June 2021

Online Classes encouraging seniors to get active

Seniors with internet access are being called upon to shake the COVID-lethargy and get fit and healthy by using the ‘Active Seniors’ free online classes.

4 June 2021

Plant a tree this world environment day

Saturday, June 5, is World Environment Day and the Community Environment Network is inviting all Central Coast residents to do something positive for the environment by planting a tree.

4 June 2021

Australia’s oldest wallaby turns 100

Australia’s Oldest Wallaby, Peninsula-local Eric Tweedale has turned 100, with a birthday celebration held at Club Umina on May 18 to celebrate all of his incredible achievements and counting.

3 June 2021

Another page in the Morrison Government's shame file

The Morrison Government has voted to water down local screen content rules – meaning they’ve voted for fewer Australian stories on TV and fewer jobs for Australian creators whilst pandering to the multi-nationals.

3 June 2021

The Morrison-Frydenberg coalition - the 51st world dictatorship?

The Morrison-Frydenberg coalition attempted to introduce legislation to take control of private superannuation fund investments.  The Bill went before the Upper House yesterday and failed to pass in its current form.

3 June 2021

An enduring legacy

The inaugural Toby Martin Award, an award that recognises the perseverance, courage and strength of young Toby Martin, who passed away following his battle with leukaemia, has been given to Archie Pulley.

2 June 2021

Wages down, executive salaries up in the Treasurer's gag plan

Central Coast workers will be thrilled to learn that Josh Frydenberg has no plan to increase the wages of ordinary workers, but he does have one to boost CEO salaries.

2 June 2021

Mehan addresses protester

Members of the Health Services Union (HSU) gathered outside the office of Member for The Entrance, David Mehan on Tuesday June 1, 2021.

2 June 2021

Free information sessions on Council’s Community Grant Program

2021-21 Community Grants Program will open 1 July 2021, with $900,000 in annual funding available to support local community groups and organisations to deliver worthwhile projects, programs and events that strengthen our community.

2 June 2021

Floodlights shine on Kanwal’s sporting clubs

Central Coast Council has completed upgrade works at Kanwal Oval, improving the lighting system, drainage and irrigation for local sporting clubs and residents.

1 June 2021

Road workers injured after truck crashes into stationary work vehicles on M1

Two road workers have been injured after a semi-trailer crashed into two stationary work vehicles on M1 at around 6.30 this morning.

1 June 2021

Frydenberg has left the reservation

The list of conservatives backing away from the Government’s super reforms is growing by the day as Superannuation lobby groups and Labor are calling on the government to withdraw its signature superannuation bill.

1 June 2021

Central Coast tourism needs the promised Government boost

Central Coast tourism is suffering while the Berejiklian Government continues its ‘Big Sleep’, failing to roll out its promised accommodation vouchers.

1 June 2021

If These Walls Could Talk

The role of migrant communities in the Coast’s rich history and bright future is rarely explored.