The regulation of cruise passenger ships at the White Bay Cruise Terminal has been included in the terms of reference for an upcoming Parliamentary inquiry. Public submissions are now closed. Thank you to all residents who made submissions - your time and effort is much appreciated.
Published August 29, 2014 - Sean Nicholls, Sydney Morning Herald State Political Editor
Liberals ponder $1.7m cap on private donations for 2015 NSW election NSW Premier Mike Baird is considering a radical overhaul of how the 2015 state election will be funded, including cracking down on the amount of private donations able to be raised by parties. This follows sensational allegations of illegal payments, made at the Independent Commission Against Corruption hearing into campaign funding.
Greens MP Jamie Parker declined to comment on the specifics of what was being discussed but he confirmed briefings had occurred with Liberal state director Tony Nutt.
"If we want clean politics in NSW, it is absolutely essential to reduce the incentive for parties to seek political donations, increase funding disclosure and reduce donation limits," he said.
I am working with Sarah Wilson, author of I Quit Sugar, and Dr Kieron Rooney, senior lecturer and researcher in metabolic biochemistry at the University of Sydney, on a campaign to change the NSW guidelines for school canteens.
Today, the Daily Telegraph published an opinion piece by Sarah Wilson on this topic.