NSW Labor and the Queensland LNP both held conferences over the weekend. There was the usual shouting into microphones and occasional angry scenes but it is all part of democracy in action.
The LNP state conference in Brisbane considered 100 motions but it was just one that drew the headlines.
The Young Nationals proposed a motion to abolish Abstudy; a scheme in place to provide rent assistance and additional tutorial help for indigenous students.
At the NSW State Labor Party Annual Conference, held at Darling Harbour, NSW Premier Morris Iemma and Treasurer Michael Costa were resoundingly defeated in their motion to privatise NSW electricity assets. The vote was 107 for, and.... Read Post
The NSW Labor Government is reeling under ever-increasing revelations of corruption at an ICAC inquiry into the relationships among developers, Wollongong Council, and the NSW Government. There are also press reports of possibly cor... Read Post
Michael Costa, member of NSW Labor Party "right' faction, and Treasurer in the NSW Labor Government might not be the right person for the people of NSW. (image: www.nsw.gov.au)His most recent outburst occurred after he was stuck i... Read Post