Lane Cove Labor notes that while Premier Gladys Berejiklian may have back-flipped on forced Council mergers, a Liberal-dominated Lane Cove Council could choose to pursue a “voluntary” Council merger. 

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Lane Cove Labor Candidates Welcome Liberal Premier’s Backflip on Forced Council Amalgamations Ahead of Lane Cove Council Election

Labor Candidates Andrew Zbik and David Roenfeldt today welcomed the backflip announced yesterday by the NSW Premier that Lane Cove Council will not be forced to merge with Hunters Hill and Ryde Councils. 

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Lane Cove Labor Announces Candidates for Lane Cove Council Election

Six candidates who are members of Lane Cove Labor today announced that they shall contest two Wards for the upcoming Lane Cove Council Election to be held on Saturday 9th September.

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Anthony Roberts' Band-Aid Solution to Bus Overcrowding

Who would build a house but not plan to connect it to electricity or water supplies? No one would. Why would you build 2,000 new homes and not provide extra services such as buses? That is the current situation faced by residents in Lane Cove. 

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Survey Launched to Record Overcrowded Buses

The Lane Cove Branch of NSW Labor will be holding a community forum with Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay to discuss bus services in the area.

A number of local residents have voiced concerns that there is a lack of buses in Lane Cove, with overcrowding now so bad buses are regularly unable to pick passages up along local routes.

Residents are invited to register overcrowded buses at so figures can be presented to the NSW Parliament.

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NSW Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay to Visit Lane Cove

Senator Sam Dastyari Visits Lane Cove: Liberals Agree To Be More Racist

NSW Senator Sam Dastyari visited Lane Cove last Tuesday evening to address a public forum about proposed changes to racial discrimination laws in Australia.

The forum discussed the recently released report by the Commonwealth Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights reviewing the Racial Discrimination Act and particularly sections 18C and 18D of that Act.

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Anthony Roberts Idea to Use Superannuation for New Home Buyers is Not So Super.

The idea by Anthony Roberts – State Member for Lane Cove saying that he wants first home owners to be able to access their superannuation to purchase their first homes (North Shore Times – Thursday 23rd February) is yet another example of the Liberals undermining the superannuation system in Australia. Once again they are not tackling the real problems contribution to making housing unaffordable for many Australians. 

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PUBLIC FORUM: Should Racial Discrimination be Allowed in Australia?

We extend an invitation to our public forum with Senator Sam Dastyari on Tuesday 7th March 2017. The evening will explore the debate around allowing racial discrimination in Australia.

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The Fight for Housing Affordability Must Continue

Housing affordability is going to continue to be a big issue. I believe Labor still has the best policy to address this issue. 

There is no question that negative gearing on investment properties has distorted our housing market. A $600,000 home for a couple who wish to live in it will cost them $700 a week in principle and interest repayments. That same home if purchased by an investor will cost $100 week after tax deductions and depreciation.

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