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NRMA’s Sydney Harbour contest

By ANDREW CHUTER The upcoming NRMA election of directors is shaping up to be a referendum on the WestConnex tollroad, says one of the two candidates contesting the Harbour Region. Mr Peter Hehir, a retired construction manager, film actor and anti-tollroad activist, is standing against Mr Tim Trumper, who is the director of the Harbour […]

Opinion: The tollroad folly

By Peter Hehir Concerns long raised by critics of the NSW Government’s inner city tollroads are now being admitted, albeit belatedly, by both the RMS and the Berejiklian Government. When it was proposed years ago that three and four lane tunnels would merge with the inner west local road network, the resulting traffic chaos was […]

That sinking feeling…

BY PETER HEHIR The banner below the Sunday Telegraph masthead screams “YOU DECIDE. SPECIAL EDITION”. Yeah right… Shorten has been torpedoed. And News Corp and the right-wing media had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with polluting the hearts and minds of the voting public. Given the extent of fact distortion in the media, the misrepresentation […]

Protection for the Victorian ring

By Peter Hehir With the pro developer NSW Government refreshed following their narrow win in the recent election, we can now expect a renewed attack on the historic suburbs that ring the CBD. Thanks to the Greater Sydney Commission, the legislation exists to increase the density of these historic and visually attractive precincts by 35%. […]

I just don’t get it…

By Peter Hehir The NSW election result poses one hell of a conundrum. Just how could such a people hostile government be given another term? Is it because there really isn’t an alternative? Or is it because the mass of humanity is so very poorly informed, so ignorant and uneducated that they are simply led […]

Damned lies and politics

By Peter Hehir The ALP’s argument against stopping Stage 3b (aka the Rozelle Interchange) is that it would cost too much to buy back the contract; a contract that was only signed a week before Xmas. It is telling though that hundreds of millions were outlaid in evicting families and businesses well before the 13,000 […]

Tweedle dumb or Tweedle dumber?

By Peter Hehir Is anything really going to change on the 23rd of this month? Let’s assume Glad the Impaler gets up and we are yet again subjected to another four years of her neoconservative brutality. Everything that hasn’t been sold is then put up for sale, forgoing any pretence of morality or of acting […]

A child shall lead them

By Peter Hehir ALP flyers in Summer Hill and Balmain are attempting to allay the fears of residents concerned about the Western Harbour Tunnel (WHT). A recent City Hub article outlined a scenario whereby at some point after the election Labor would do a back flip on their election promise to oppose the WHT. Well […]

OPINION: On common ground

BY PETER HEHIR And so it begins. Glad the Impaler has hit the airwaves, telling us all how successful she’s been at raiding the public pantry and flogging off the spoils. On the other side of the political divide, Jo Halen is busy telling her Summer Hill electorate just how much WestConnex is on the […]

Opinion: Is WestConnex in the shite?

BY PETER HEHIR Perhaps the title of this article refers to the public perception of WestConnex? The fact that many people are aware that WestConnex won’t solve Sydney’s traffic problems, that it will actually worsen the chaos, is something that is now accepted by an ever-growing number of Sydneysiders. Or maybe it’s the fact that […]