Archive for the '2007 State election' Category

Page gets three Shadow portfolios

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Member for Ballina Don Page has retained the North Coast portfolio in the revised NSW Shadow Cabinet announced today, in addition to being appointed Shadow Minister for Small Business and Regulatory Reform, and Shadow Minister for Tourism. Mr Page formally held the Shadow portfolios of Skills Development and Training, and State and Regional Development. He […]

Page calls for a Minister for the North Coast

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

The re-elected NSW Labor Government’s refusal to appoint a Minister for the North Coast shows Labor has learnt nothing from the election result in this area, Shadow Minister for North Coast Don Page said today. Mr Page said that despite a large swing against Labor in North Coast electorates in the March 24 election, including […]

Page re-elected as Member for Ballina

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Don Page, pictured, has been re-elected as the Member for Ballina. At the close of counting on Saturday night, Mr Page (Nationals) had totalled more than half the counted votes. The figures with 32,953 counted were: Page 17,621 (53 per cent) Boyd (Australians Against Further Immigration) 440 Smith (Democrats) 582 Doriean (ALP) 7760 Bailey (Greens) 6550. […]

The Middy of Smiddy At The Australian Hotel, Ballina

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Available tonight (Friday 23rd and possibly after the 24th, but not on the 24th of March) The Vote 1 Smithy Beer at the Australian Hotel Ballina, all donations from the beer go directly to the local hospital. The vote 1 Smithy beer will be available from around 6pm onwards tonight to raise money for the […]

Profile: Labor candidate for Ballina Melanie Doriean

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Name: Melanie Doriean. Occupation: Currently Labor Candidate for the seat of Ballina and otherwise a project officer in the Department of Education and Training. Do you have any hobbies? I love reading, discussing ideas, walking, singing in a local choral group, spending time with my family. How long have you lived in the Ballina electorate? […]

Profile: Democrats candidate for the seat of Ballina, Ben Smith

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Name: Ben Smith (aka Smithy). Occupation: IT consultant and small business owner. I love being in small business, small business is the backbone of our community and we have some of the best small business operators in NSW here I think! Very enthusiastic, forward thinking people. Do you have any hobbies? I walk every day; […]

Coalition promises $300m for a cleaner State

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Ballina MP Don Page says a NSW Coalition Government would establish a $300 million Clean NSW Fund to finance climate change and environmental projects throughout the State. Mr Page said specifically the Liberal/Nationals Coalition will: Allocate $40 million for the development of a solar power station in NSW. Allocate $58.5 million to provide rebates of […]

Free beer offered by Democrats candidate

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Ben Smith, the Australian Democrat’s Candidate for the seat of Ballina, has thrown some life into what has been one of the most boring State election campaigns in many a year. Rather than promises of bypasses, schools, hospitals, water and new highways, Mr Smith is offering free beer. Mr Smith has teamed up with Brewtopia […]

Government ‘has failed on skills development’

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

The NSW Labor Government’s last-minute policy announcements on trying to address the skills shortage is an admission of failure over the past 12 years, Shadow Minister for Skills Development and Training Don Page said. Mr Page said the skills shortage had been generated by under-investment in TAFE, low-completion rates for apprenticeships and traineeships and a […]

Coalition ‘committed to building Alstonville bypass’

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Member for Ballina Don Page has reaffirmed the NSW Liberal/Nationals Coalition’s commitment to start building the Alstonville bypass this year if elected to Government on March 24. Mr Page joined members of the Alstonville community yesterday in the village’s main street to highlight the Labor Government’s broken promises and neglect of the important infrastructure project. […]

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