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. Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Liberals Versus Liberals on Forced Council Amalgamations A Failure

Today, Justice Moore of the NSW Land and Environment Court dismissed court action by the Liberal dominated Lane Cove Council against the Baird Liberal Government's plans to force the amalgamation of Lane Cove, Hunters Hill and Ryde Councils. Continue reading

September Branch Meeting

The next meeting of the Lane Cove Branch of the NSW Labor Party will be on Thursday 22nd September at 7:00pm. To visit our meeting please email or call Andrew on 0422 038 253.

Thank you.

I would like to thank all local residents who made time to share with me the issues that were important to you over the campaign. Raising issues that are important to you will help our party - the Labor Party on where to focus our policy development. Labor locally is active and growing. Our branches meet monthly and if you would like to visit please email me at

Labor's 100 Positive Policies - Public Forum - Saturday 25th June

Peter Hayes outlined to the audience what he believed were the issues facing the North Sydney Electorate and how these issues were all addressed in Labor’s ‘100 Positive Policies’: Continue reading

An evening with Senator Sam Dastyari

Senator Sam Dastyari will be visiting Lane Cove on Tuesday 31st May to support the Labor Candidate for North Sydney - Peter Hayes. Senator Sam Dastyari and Peter Hayes will be speaking on Labor's plans for tax justice for business and the community. Tickets can be purchase by clicking here. Continue reading