MEDIA RELEASE - February 11, 2016 Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain and Greens anti-corruption spokesperson, today called for the release of the telephone intercepts at the centre of the public hearing, after the ICAC provided the joint parliamentary Committee on the Independent Committee Against Corruption with its evidence for Operation Hale.
"The Committee should release publicly the information provided by ICAC and immediately cease the unfounded attacks on the Commission," said Mr Parker.
[at right: media waiting for start of public hearing. Photo: Jamie Parker]
MEDIA RELEASE – February 10, 2016 Thursday’s public hearing by NSW Parliament’s Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption is nothing more than a political show trial designed to undermine the corruption-fighting work of the ICAC.
Greens anti-corruption spokesperson, Jamie Parker MP, expressed concern that the ICAC is again under fire from hard right wing elements within the Liberal Government who seem determined to weaken the Commission’s ability to fight corruption.
A week before Christmas the Liberal State Government announced its proposal to amalgamate Leichhardt Council with Marrickville and Ashfield councils. Soon after, it published its reasons and announced the appointment of a ‘Delegate’ to examine the proposal and report back to the Minister of Local Government by March 31, 2016.
I personally oppose both the process involved in this plan to amalgamate the councils and the reasons behind it. I encourage everyone concerned about what this means for democracy, development, rates, services, jobs and more to make a submission before 28 February.
Applications for the NSW Government's Local Sport Grant Programclose on Thursday 11 February 2016. All applications must be made online and late applications are not accepted.
Jamie is a keen and strong advocate for sporting clubs in the Balmain electorate and broader inner west, and remains passionately committed to ensuring, in action not just words, that we have more quality sporting fields and active recreation in our local area to meet both current and future demand. Increasing participation in sport and active recreation has significant benefits for individuals and the whole community.
Grants are available to incorporated, non-profit sports clubs. There are four grant categories.
Jamie Parker and Jenny Leong, Member for Newtown, made a joint submission in response to the latest Environmental Impact Statement for the the New M5, the section of toll road between Kingsgrove and St Peters.
A big thank you to the community groups and local residents who contributed a remarkable 9000 submissions to the Department of Planning by last Friday’s deadline!
The NSW state government is proposing changes to the cost of public transport which will see self-funded retirees stripped of Gold Opal cards and pensioners paying more for public transport.
You may be aware that the NSW Government recently commissioned IPART (Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal) to review the cost of passenger travel when using the Opal Card. This review includes fares for bus, rail, ferry and light rail travel. In the draft report to Government, IPART has included the following recommended changes to senior fares and the Gold Opal card:
MEDIA RELEASE - January 29, 2016 Welcoming news that Sydney University has added its weight behind the campaign for light rail along Parramatta Road, the two local state members said the Liberal State Government needed to meet community expectations and jump into the 21stcentury with its transport planning.
Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, said the campaign for light rail along Parramatta Road has been one of his key priorities since we launched the Parramatta Road light rail campaign in 2013.