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Plibersek pushes for Green Square Metro station

By JAMES HARRISON Controversy has arisen between Tanya Plibersek, former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, and Eleni Petinos, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, over the lack of future investment into public transport infrastructure around the Green Square area. There is projected to be 61,000 people living in Green Square by 2030, a vast […]

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Tanya Plibersek: reign check

BY ALEC SMART Tanya Plibersek is a seasoned and highly capable MP. She was a member of the House of Representatives since 1998, Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2013, and a Minister in the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd revolving-door governments (Minister for Health her last portfolio until the ALP’s defeat at the 2013 general […]

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Plibersek comes out fighting for Redfern ‘Mundine’ Gym

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS It first opened in 1984 and has been a second home for the local Aboriginal community. Almost 30 years later the Redfern Gym, also known as the Mundine Gym, will be forced to temporarily close while the Aboriginal Housing Company’s Pemulway redevelopment project gets underway. MP for Sydney Tanya Plibersek stopped by […]

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Westconnex clearways could turn King Street into Parramatta road: Plibersek

By ALEXANDER LEWIS Federal deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has joined an accelerating campaign to put the brakes on WestConnex. Ms Plibersek said the toll road should not proceed as it would kill retail in Newtown and surrounding areas. “The extension of clearways would turn King Street into Parramatta Road,” she said in a statement […]

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Hiles targets Plibersek’s territory

Sydney is too expensive, does not have enough affordable housing and job security is worsening. That’s the synopsis according to Federal Greens candidate Dianne Hiles, who will take on Tanya Plibersek for the seat of Sydney at the upcoming Federal Election. “There is huge unmet demand for affordable housing," says Ms Hiles. "The budget does […]

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Plibersek votes for Gillard, praises Rudd

Federal Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek has strongly supported Prime Minister Kevin Rudd despite revealing she voted for Julia Gillard during last week’s leadership challenge. Speaking to City News, Ms Plibersek admitted she had voted for Ms Gillard last Wednesday, after refusing to divulge her choice to other media outlets. "I am not going to […]

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Uni students rally outside Plibersek’s office

University students are gathering in numbers to protest the Federal Government’s $2.3 billion cut to higher education to fund primary and high school education, as part of the Gonski reforms. Three rallies were held last Wednesday at the UNSW, UTS and out the front of Federal Labor MP Tanya Plibersek’s office in Ultimo. Jade Tyrell, […]

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Greens candidate blasts Plibersek on refugees

The Greens candidate for the federal seat of Sydney has given sitting member Tanya Plibersek a tongue-lashing, accusing the Minister for Health of abandoning her principles on refugees. Greens candidate Dianne Hiles, who will contest the seat at the September 14 federal election, said Ms Plibersek was party to draconian policies on asylum seekers which […]

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Plibersek hoses down leadership speculation

Federal Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek has rejected relentless speculation about the Labor leadership, which has now encompassed Ms Plibersek herself. While most of the speculation over Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s future has hinged on the ambitions of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the conjecture has grown to include several other ALP figures, including Ms […]

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EXCLUSIVE: O’Connor to run against Plibersek

Sydney Liberal Party identity Sean O’Connor is to run against Federal Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek at the next Federal Election, City News can reveal. Mr O’Connor, a marketing manager at Caltex Australia, will go up against Ms Plibersek at the election, which must be held before November 30 next year. The Liberal Party will […]

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