“In NSW we have a growing homeless population, a social housing waiting list of 60,000 and waiting times of up to 10 years in some areas.” Joanna Quilty, chief executive of the NSW Council of Social Service. June 20, 2019.
"It's a classic case of pork-barrelling." Independent candidate for Tamworth and local councillor Mark Rodda accuses the NSW government of using taxpayers money to fund “unworthy" arts projects in coalition electorates. March 14, 2019.
“I think the Shooters Party is absolutely dangerous. Their policies of giving guns to 10-year-olds and relaxing John Howard’s gun laws are recent policies. We will not stand for 10-year-olds being given guns in NSW.”
“Let’s look at the comparison – 700,000 over four years, Labor announced 600,000 over a decade. I think the stats stack up and talk for themselves.” NSW Deputy Premier and Skills Minister John Barilaro says his government's technical and vocational training package is better than Labor's offering. February 27, 2019.
“Demountables are only supposed to be used temporarily but the Liberals have been piling them into schools to try to manage severe overcrowding. They failed to build new bricks and mortar classrooms for eight long years.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia has met, and will continue to meet, carbon emissions reduction targets identified within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
An increase in the long-term use of antipsychotic drugs to control nursing home residents – revealed in a submission to the upcoming Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality – is systemic and masking true health issues, Council on the Ageing CEO Ian Yates says.
The price of West Australian rock lobster is set to fall (at 13min 30sec) according to WA Premier Mark McGowan thanks to his government’s plan to increase the commercial catch and quarantine a percentage for the domestic market.
A publicly-accessible national register of child sex offenders would act as a deterrent to pedophiles, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said while urging all states and territories to get behind the scheme.
In lobbying the federal government to cement ongoing funding for programs reducing domestic violence, White Ribbon Foundation in Australia co-founder Libby Lloyd said one in four Australian children are enduring violence.
When the federal government significantly expanded the medicare-funded treatments available to people suffering eating disorders, support group The Butterfly Foundation welcomed the move, pointing out that eating disorders claimed more lives than any other psychiatric illness.
In lobbying for a new $200 on-the-spot fine for pedestrians who are distracted while crossing roads, the Pedestrian Council of Australia (PCA) told news.com.au the road toll costs Australians $30 billion each year.