Opinion pieces

Pacific aid and climate action key to foreign policy

June 07, 2019

The Pacific must be front and centre of Australia's foreign policy - This opinion piece was first published in the Newcastle Herald on Friday, 7 June, 2019

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RENEWABLES DO STACK UP - Letter to the Editor

June 06, 2019

Letter to the Editor, Newcastle Herald, published June 7, 2019 Surveyor and planner Robert Monteath writes "it is time for Australia to have an open and pragmatic discussion about our future energy needs", and I agree - Labor has been doing that for years - but I strongly disagree that "renewables are not the answer" (Herald, 4/6).

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Welfare of workers and communities at heart of Labor policy

May 30, 2019

This opinion piece was published in the Newcastle Herald on May 30, 2019.

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Why a vote for Labor in the Hunter will count

May 07, 2019

This opinion piece was published in the Newcastle Herald on May 7, 2019.

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Look beyond the spin to the facts of the Budget

April 04, 2019

This opinion piece was first published in the Newcastle Herald on April 4, 2019.

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LABOR PLAN TO END COALITION CHAOS ON ENERGY POLICY

March 22, 2019

LABOR PLAN TO END COALITION CHAOS ON ENERGY POLICY Newcastle Herald, Friday, March 22, 2019. This is an edited version of his speech to the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia Energy Summit in Melbourne this week.

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