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Lib Boost To Greens Threatens State Labor (The Australian)

Gains by the Greens in NSW have deepened the gloom for the NSW Labor government ahead of the state election next March. Along with an extra Senate spot -- secured at Labor's expense by former NSW Greens upper house MP Lee Rhiannon -- the party managed to give federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese a scare in his inner-western Sydney seat of Grayndler.

Greens nominee in bid to take state seat (ABC News Online)

The New South Wales Greens have closed nominations for the state seat of Balmain in Sydney's inner-west and only one person has put their name forward. Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker is hoping to make history by becoming the first Greens MP in the lower house of NSW Parliament.

Environment Office backs Barangaroo opponents

August 11, 2010 SYDNEY MORNING HERALDAustralia's biggest urban re-development appears certain to end up in court after the Environmental Defender's Office agreed to represent opponents of the $6 billion Barangaroo project.

City being 'bullied' Over Harold Park (Inner West Courier)

LEICHHARDT Mayor Jamie Parker has accused the City of Sydney of allowing itself to be bullied by the State Government about the future of Harold Park, claiming there was "widespread discontent" over the city council's planning controls for the site.

More War Than Love In Balmain (SMH)

Balmain is set to go green. This may come as surprise to those of you who have visited the peninsula suburb on any recent Saturday afternoon, with the crush of four-wheel-drives, SUVs and buses panting fumes up and down Darling Street, offering a dependable impression of the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Parker declares tilt at State seat (Balmain Village Voice)

It was the worst-kept secret in all Leichhardt, but the cat is finally officially out of the bag: Mayor Jamie Parker has announced he will run for preselection for the state seat of Balmain.

Mayor backs skate park call (Inner West Courier)

The teens of Balmain spoke as one at last week’s meeting of Leichhardt Council, demanding the council build them a state-of-the-art skate park to rival the one enjoyed by skaters at Five Dock.

White Bay Fighting

May 27, 2010 INNER WEST INDEPENDENTLeichhardt Council is investigating avenues of opposition to the state government’s plans for Barangaroo, having passed a motion at its April meeting to approach City of Sydney and North Sydney Councils to investigate the possibility of working together to oppose “overdevelopment” and the move of the Cruise Passenger Terminal to White Bay.

Balmain battlers prepare for a fight (Inner West Courier)

Will he or won’t he? And does it even matter? The battle between sitting MP Verity Firth and Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker for the state seat of Balmain is one of the most hotly anticipated tussles of the coming state election, but Cr Parker is yet to declare whether he’ll run.

Suburb uses water wisely (Inner West Courier)

Leichhardt is one of the most water wise suburbs Sydney, according to an annual report card released by State Water Minister Phil Costa this week.

Balmain, the birthplace of Labor, taking on a decidedly Green tinge (Crikey)

One year out from a state election, and the knives are starting to appear in the Balmain electorate. 

Park gift a 'lemon' (Inner West Courier)

THE NSW Government gave Leichhardt Council a money-sucking lemon when it handed over Callan Park , according to Liberal MP Rob Stokes.Mr Stokes attended last Saturday's Friends of Callan Park rally on behalf of Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell, telling the crowd the government's decision reminded him of when his father gave him a notoriously bad Leyland P76 car.

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