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dougkWed, 20/12/2017 - 9:31am

In the latest Ministerial reshuffle announced yesterday (19 December) our local Federal MP, Dr David Gillespie, has been allocated the role of Assistant Minister for Children and Families, part of the Social Services Portfolio. For the past year and half Gillespie had been contributing to the Health Portfolio as Assistant Minister for Health.

"I have very much enjoyed working with the various health stakeholders and my department in developing new policies to address the maldistribution of Australia’s health workforce" Dr Gillespie said. "As the Minister now responsible for Children and Families within the Social Services portfolio headed up by...

Invitation
dougkSat, 01/10/2016 - 11:03am

Kate Washington, our State MP, is our guest at the October 8 Residents Meeting. (Agenda attached below.)

There are many recent and planned changes that directly affect us which are the responsibility of our State Government . We've heard a lot about the Council merger and that certainly will have a significant impact on us. Yet there are other issues which seem to be slipping under the radar.

For example, what do we know about the planned privatisation of public hospitals? The privatisation of Sports and Recreation Centres? The Privatisation of the Land and Property Information department? Are...

June 11 Residents Meeting
Invitation
dougkSun, 29/05/2016 - 11:28pm

The Saturday June 11th meeting of the Residents Association will have a little bit of something for everybody.

At our April meeting we had a Federal Candidates Debate between Peter Alley (Country Labor) and David Gillespie (Nationals). The June meeting gives Greens candidate Julie Lyford a chance to introduce herself to the Cove community and answer our questions.

The past month saw massive changes to local government in NSW including Great Lakes Council being subsumed within the newly created Mid-Coast Council. Former Deputy Mayor Len Roberts will outline to the community what is happening with the...

News
dougkMon, 25/04/2016 - 6:03pm

Greens Candidate for Lyne, Julie Lyford, will be the guest speaker at the June meeting of the Residents Association. Due to prior commitments Julie was unable to attend the April meeting, which featured David Gillespie (Nationals) and Peter Alley (Labor), but she is looking forward to meeting with the Cove community on June 11.

Julie will introduce herself, take questions from the floor and then chat with community members over a cuppa. Do put 10am, June 11 in your diary.

Julie Lyford OAM ...

News
dougkSat, 16/04/2016 - 5:39pm
Bob Baldwin retiring

Earlier today, Federal MP for Paterson, Bob Baldwin announced, via his facebook page, that he would not seek re-election at this year's Federal Poll.

“After much consideration and serious deliberation I have decided to withdraw my nomination and will not contest the seat of Paterson at the next election,”’ he said.

“I have not come to the decision lightly and I feel it is time to move on with my life and allow others the opportunity to fulfil their dreams of entering parliament with fresh enthusiasm.

“It has been...

Saturday 9 April 10amdougkSun, 03/04/2016 - 12:09pm

The next Federal Election could be as soon as 2 July.
Some polls have the two-party-preferred 50-50.
It is goodbye Paterson. Welcome to Lyne.

Get yourself to our Community Hall, this Saturday 9 April, 10am for a chance to meet and hear directly from the Nationals and Labor candidates.

Ask them questions. Let them know the issues that are important to us. Chat to them over a cuppa afterwards.

The agenda for this Residents Meeting (with the previous minutes) is attached below.

Information
dougkSun, 03/04/2016 - 10:51am

Nationals MP for the Electorate of Lyne, David Gillespie, attended the Great Lakes Council Community Engagement Meeting on Wednesday 30 March evening to make an announcement of 25 additional beds for Peter Sinclair Gardens, eighteen of which will be for dementia patients. This increase in beds is expected to provide 15-20 additional jobs in the district.

David Gillespie & Peter Alley
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dougkTue, 22/03/2016 - 11:03am
David & Peter

We are now part of the Federal electorate of Lyne - tucked in very close to its southern extremity. The election may be on July 2. So who are our candidates? And what do they know about North Arm Cove?

April 9 is the Cove Community's chance to meet with two of the candidates, not just for us to hear their policies, but for us to make sure that whoever is successful in our new electorate is well aware of our village, of its needs and of the hopes and feelings of the members of our...

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