Duncan Gay Accused Of Taxpayer Spending Spree


We all want quality infrastructure and community services but are we really getting good value?

The community group Ecotransit Sydney says some projects are costing taxpayers obscene amounts.

It has just produced a video report on a small suburban building project which appears to be costing and arm and a leg.

Entitled “The tiny tunnel that costs more than a high school”, it's had more than 1000 views in just 4 days.


Call for increase to the NSW taxi transport subsidy

29 November 2012

Call for Increase to the NSW Taxi Transport Subsidy

The Spinal Cord Injury Australia (SCIA) Policy and Advocacy Team is encouraging people to write to the NSW Minister for Transport and the Shadow Minister for Transport to request an increase in the subsidy given under the NSW Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS).

The TTSS has not increased since 1999, despite a considerable increase in taxi fares. As a consequence, people with disability who rely on taxis to access the community spend a disproportionately high amount of their income on transport.


Force the States and Territories to means-test fines!

A fine is a weapon of class warfare. For a rich person, a fine may represent minutes of earnings or savings. For a poor person, it represents days of earnings and weeks or months of savings. Thus the poor are punished more harshly for the same alleged offence. That's the idea.

Philippine Airline workers intensify protest actions

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) today asserted that Philippine Airlines (PAL) President Jaime Bautista’s announcement that they no longer acknowledge Gerry Rivera and Bong Palad as union officers exposes union busting as the real aim of outsourcing. “Truly a fish is caught by its mouth. Actually PAL is not just recognizing me and Palad as union officers but 62% of PALEA’s leadership and 70% of its membership who have been illegally lockout and terminated.

Car crashes into cyclist during Critical Mass

During the monthly Melbourne Critical Mass bike ride on 28th January, while the ride was travelling down St Georges Road in Thornbury a private car collided with two of the activist cyclists, injuring both. The ambulance service was called and treated one of them, it is unknown if he was taken to hospital. One bike was driven over and was dragged over four hundred metres down the road stuck underneath the car. The driver did not await the attendance of the police, but made off without leaving details. The matter is still under investigation by Victoria Police.