Archive for the '2007 Federal election' Category

Saffin, Rudd congratulated on election success

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

The NSW Business Chamber has congratulated the Australian Labor Party, new Member for Page Janelle Saffin and Prime Minister-Elect Kevin Rudd on their victory in the 2007 Federal Election. “We are looking forward for the opportunity to work constructively with our Northern Rivers members of parliament in continuing to help local businesses grow and develop, […]

Bookies predict Labor wins in Page, Richmond

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

The bookies are predicting wins for Labor in the Page and Richmond electorates when Australia goes to the polls on Saturday. In Page, Labor’s Janelle Saffin is a $1.53 favourite as of today. The Nationals’ Chris Gulaptis is at $2.35. In Richmond, which takes in the Ballina Shire areas of Skennars Head and Lennox Head, […]

Saffin announces plan to shield family businesses

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Labor candidate for Page Janelle Saffin today announced a five-point plan to shield family businesses from schemes by Woolworths and Coles to further expand their reach on the North Coast. The plan follows Labor Leader Kevin Rudd’s announcement that a Federal Labor Government would toughen trade practices laws to better protect small businesses. “This is […]

Where to vote in Page, Richmond electorates

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Voters in Ballina Shire will be voting in either the Page or Richmond electorates in this Saturday’s Federal election. Ballina town proper is in Page, while just up the road, Lennox Head is in the Richmond electorate. Other areas, such as Tintenbar and Fernleigh, are in Richmond. Here’s a list of where you can vote […]

Saffin is the punters’ pick

Monday, November 19th, 2007

A rush of money from punters betting with Australia’s biggest bookmaker, Sportingbet Australia, has seen Labor’s Janelle Saffin now the favourite to win the seat of Page at this Saturday’s election. The Nationals’ Chris Gulaptis had looked set to continue the National Party’s hold on the seat, but the late swing from punters toward Ms […]

Labor can’t be trusted on hospitals — Gulaptis

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Page Nationals candidate Chris Gulaptis says the fact Labor has not allocated any of 250 new hospital beds across the State to Lismore or Grafton hospitals shows it can’t be trusted to keep its hospital promises and that the Coalition is right to demand local hospital boards. “Labor is completely ignoring crises of its own […]

Labor says it will fast-track radiotherapy services

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Federal Labor today unveiled a plan to fast-track the completion of radiotherapy services at Lismore Base Hospital. Labor says a Rudd Government will invest a total of $15 million in radiotherapy services at Lismore Base Hospital. “Federal Labor will honour the $8 million previously committed by Minister Abbott but it will provide an extra $7 […]

Labor pledges $100 million for coast care

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

The precious coast of northern New South Wales will be better protected as a result of Labor’s five-year $100 million Community Coast Care Program. Labor candidate for Page Janelle Saffin says the local coastline is under real pressure from climate change and coastal growth, and coastal communities are calling out for on-the-ground support. The Community […]

Coalition will support enthanol technology, says Gulaptis

Monday, November 12th, 2007

A re-elected Coalition Government will invest $5 million to support Ethanol Technologies’ pilot ethanol plant at the Harwood Sugar Mill, Nationals candidate for Page, Chris Gulaptis, said today. “The Coalition has announced strong plan to increase Australia’s biofuel production and encourage more Australians to choose biofuels like ethanol at the fuel pump,” Mr Gulaptis said. […]

Nationals ‘ignored’ in election campaign — Saffin

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Even the Nationals think John Howard and Peter Costello have been ignoring the National party in this election campaign, ALP candidate for Page Janelle Saffin said. “Former National Party leader John Anderson has told the Australian newspaper that the views of the Nationals have been ignored by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer,” she said. […]

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