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Can you trust a politician?

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE "Not on your Nellie," said Peter Hehir, convenor, Rozelle Against WestConnex (RAW). Mr. Hehir is referring to an encounter with Labor leader Jodi McKay when she was shadow Minister for Transport. "At a large public meeting held at the Birchgrove Tennis Courts in the lead up to the last State election, […]

NRMA candidate warned

By ANDREW CHUTER The NRMA’s Returning Officer has issued a warning to one of the two candidates for the Harbour Region because information about his candidacy appeared on an anti-Westconnex Facebook site, a site that the candidate has no control over and has never visited. The NRMA Candidates Code of Conduct 2019 Election of Directors […]

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 […]

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: The ALP’s Tunnel Vision?

BY PETER HEHIR When the ALP’s Jodi McKay said last Saturday at the Birchgrove tennis court meeting, in front of about 200 residents, that “If elected, the ALP won’t build the Western Harbour Tunnel,” what she really meant was that they wouldn’t build the remaining 60%. She neither acknowledged nor addressed the fact that a […]

Opinion: Just how corrupt is NSW?

By Peter Hehir Is the NSW Government simply incompetent? Or is it corrupt? Is it a mix of both? Is WestConnex the handiwork of the seriously impaired or is it just plain old graft? The Guardian’s Christopher Knaus states, “According to the most widely recognised measure of public-sector corruption – Transparency International’s corruption perception index […]

Disquiet on the Inner Western Front

By Peter Hehir If the ALP is interested in winning the respect of the Inner West community – a respect that they’ve lost due to their appalling past performance in relation to the provision of public transport and because of their support for WestConnex – then there are seven key initiatives that they should give […]

No reprieve for the Inner West

By Peter Hehir In spite of huge resident opposition, in just a few days – while the bulk of the NSW population embraces holiday mode, the black shirts who form the NSW Government, will seal the fate of the Inner West. The Minister for Planning will again scrawl an illegible signature across the bottom of […]

Airborne carcinogens increase around kids

BY WENDY BACON Thousands of homes, community centres, worksites and open spaces will be exposed to increased health risks if NSW Planning approves WestConnex's M4/M5 tunnels between St Peters and Haberfield and Rozelle. These risks would arise from elevated concentrations of the fine particle carcinogen PM 2.5 exposing several child care centres and schools, including: […]