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PBO budget statements are out

Compared to pre-budget economic update (March 8), NSW budget deficit/surplus
* $97m better off under coalition to 25/26
* $1.4b better off under Labor to 25/26

@AAPNewswire #nswpol
Net borrowing grows under coalition, decreases under Labor

Both parties' biggest saving measures are from reducing amount of labour hire and senior executives

@AAPNewswire #nswpol
Of note are the forecasts for the Kids Future Fund, Opal cap reduction, education funding boost and safe staffing for hospitals

@AAPNewswire #nswpol
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#NSWvotes on March 25th.
I've been reviewing all the reports of the #iCare scandal, which happened under Treasurer #Perrottet.

It's VERY interesting reading. Here's extracts from #4corners transcript:

#LNPNeverAgain #LNPCorruptionParty #NSWpol Image
Transcript extract 3 (DP = Dom Perrottet, now Premier, who says he's good at managing money!!!!!)

#LNPNeverAgain #LNPCorruptionParty #NSWpol #NSWvotes Image
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Today's blog post analyses preference data that could shed light into which way crossbenchers could jump if they find themselves in a kingmaker role in a hung parliament. #nswpol
Most of this data is based on the full ballot paper dataset. I don't know when this dataset will be available for 2023 but the 2019 data might still shed some light.
This chart shows how those who cast a '1' vote for the nine crossbenchers marked their prefs between ALP and Coalition.

GRN voters flowed very strongly to ALP. Greenwich and Butler had a noticeable lean to ALP but the exhaust rate for the INDs and Shooters was very high A chart showing how primary votes from the nine crossbencher
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Independents currently running at the NSW state election - a thread
-Mark Rodda (Tamworth):
A former member of the National Party, Rodda opposes further privatisation of State-owned assets such as our critical water supplies, storages and infrastructure.
#nswpol #NSWVotes
-Brian Fisher (Cootamundra)
Fisher is pushing for decentralisation, a nationalisation and standardisation of rail to standard gauge concrete sleeper track nationwide and reopening closed regional railway stations.
#nswpol #NSWVotes
-Robert Young (Cootamundra)
Young is pushing for the upholding of civil liberties and the reversal of the 2016 local government area mergers.
-Nathan Organ (Castle Hill)
Hill is pushing for cryptocurrency deregulation, accountability and transparency.
#nswpol #NSWVotes
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🧵: @wesleymission's response to @ChrisMinns' announcement today on @NSWLabor’s gambling reform policy. #PutPokiesInTheirPlace #NSWpol
It’s good to see that @NSWLabor have been thinking seriously about gambling reform. There are some great measures in the policy announced today, but there are also some serious shortcomings.
Expanded Mandatory Cashless Gaming Trial: There is still nothing stopping @NSWLabor committing to introducing a mandatory cashless card & informing that decision with pre-launch testing.
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1/Did Violet Coco’s imprisonment outrage you? The full story's even more shocking.
Police and lawmakers in NSW are subverting democracy in *unprecedented* ways.
Making dozens more face Violet's fate.
A breakdown - how we got here + what we can do🧵
👇👇👇 #NSWPol #ProtectProtest
2/April: Anti-protest law passed w full Lib/Nat & Labor support. You can now be punished w up to 2 years in prison + $22K fines for disrupting a major road.

June: 32 activists arrested for peaceful climate march thru Sydney under S144G (Roads Act).

Sound bad yet? Read on.
3/Here’s how it's unprecedented: someone arrested for a nonviolent protest would normally face police bail immediately after arrest. These peaceful marchers (arrested for a traffic charge) were jailed, refused bail & in some cases held in police cells up to 35 hrs.
It gets worse
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I am rarely speechless but today, after reports that Liberal women in the NSW Parliament are likely to go backwards at the next state election, the Executive Director of the Liberal Party official think tank (Menzies Research Centre) said this about young women voters: #nswpol
"Governments must address the promiscuous access to higher education and encourage more young adults to get into the workforce earlier or learn a useful trade." by this he means young women....yes really, educated women are no good for getting Liberal Governments elected. #nswpol
"Young women may be more ideologically drawn to the left than those older and wiser to the ways of the world, particularly those who had the dubious fortune of attending university." women going to university a dubious fortune? Sounds a bit Talibanny to me. #nswpol
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Why did the Bishops and Dean cross the road?

To urge Macquarie Street MPs to put #AirbagsOnPokies!

#GamblingReform #NSWPol
@MStead11 @GaryKoo @SydAnglicans @AnglicareSydney
Jesus cared for the weak and heavy laden, and few burdens weigh so heavily as the harm caused by gambling - especially on the poker machines engineered to suck you in.
So with the unanimous backing of the Anglican Synod reps of 270 parishes, we support the @WesleyMission Gambling Reform NSW election platform.
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1/Thinking of #trees #peat #carbon and #nature and #fires. When are Victorians (without hysterics @theage ) to be made fully aware of the State #auslaws over fines in State Parks for picking up a rock, walking off track and so on. @DanielAndrewsMP/2
2/As it is now there are hundreds of shooting licensed people walking off track. Hundreds of thousands of feral deer, xrabbits,x pigs (latter two a food, anti #poverty source that cannot be culled by shooters) already damaging #native wildlife.Protecting #Indigenous locations/3
3/ @DanielAndrewsMP is key but to lock up (by fines) large areas is #segregation and discrimination. To lock up but then ok if you pay — is a cynical misuse of power. It would be good to hear from #Indigenous Victoria as we already know the value of the birthing trees was/4
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Today the NSW Upper House will debate disallowing floodplain harvesting regulations for a 4th time. If you're still in doubt about whether the Government's FPH rules will protect the environment, here are some emails from the latest documents received by the house. #nswpol
The Environment Minister @James_HGriffin has called the rules a ‘commitment to a good environmental outcome. Here his office admits that the rules will have little impact on FPH take and have been reduced as much as possible.
The Director of the Healthy Floodplain Project Delivery said the quiet part out loud and admitted that the flow targets are about ‘improved optics’ and do nothing for the environment.
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1) Last week we tweeted that Opal gates would be turned off and opened indefinitely at train stations. This action has now been withdrawn.

The broader industrial campaign continues. Keeping following us - this has long way to run yet.

2) We know that a lot of people are paying attention, so we will provide the context and facts below.

On Friday, the NSW Government threatened to sue, fine, sack and prosecute union members who turned off Opal gates.
3) At 12:30AM on Saturday the NSW Government filed in the Fair Work Commission to stop the proposed action for free train travel.

They even filed against Unions NSW to stop us communicating with you through social media - to stop tweets just like this.
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Illawarra based women's and children’s advocate @MattsJane has raised concerns about a cross jurisdictional conflict between state child protection and Federal Family laws at a parliamentary hearing.
#nswpol #auspol
@MattsJane The hearing into child protection and social services system was established to report on the effectiveness of the NSW child protection and social services system in responding to vulnerable children and families.
@MattsJane Founder of the group, Sisters in Law, Jane Matts says the Family Court can order children to live with parents who have been assessed by NSW child protection as a 'risk of harm' to them.
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I’m not going to tell anyone who or what to vote for. I too believe in democracy, not a technocracy.

However, I believe in a free and fair democracy.

I believe in a democracy informed by the most accurate information.

I believe in free (not hate) speech.

They say that they are returning your freedom to you.

Why then does it feel like the boot of oppression is getting heavier by the day?

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Jenny West has got the ammo to end the careers of Amy Brown, Stuart Ayres and Dom Perrottet. Barra is already toast. #nswpol #auspol
BOOM! “the position (NYC trade post) would be a present for someone.”

Oh Amy Brown, thou shalt not lie!
Mr Fang is a grub. If people are being bullied by governments or any massive institution, those people are entitled to engage lawyers to represent them. Inflict viciousness on the weak and underrepresented and expect to be met with a viciousness of our own.
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THREAD: It was reported extensively on Friday that the NSW Government had put a deal to rail workers to end the train dispute.

Today it's reported the Gov will commence action to terminate rail unions RIGHT to strike.

Here's the truth - and why the "deal" is a lie.

1) In Feb, the Gov met with unions and said they want to "reset" negotiations and provide an independent arbitrator - and they'll send us a proposal.

3 days later they filed court action against unions.

6 days later they shut down the rail system and tried to blame unions.
2) In May, the Gov committed to safety improvements to new intercity trains in exchange for certain union actions.

Unions agreed.

Two weeks later the NSW Gov reneged on their commitment despite unions following through on our side of the deal.
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“I understand that parents and teachers are frustrated but mainly I'm frustrated on behalf of our students. It's been hard for them. The industrial action today does not serve any purpose than to disrupt” - Minister for Education @smitchellmlc. #7NEWS Image
Teachers are rallying outside NSW Parliament House after a last-minute attempt by the NSW Government failed to stop strike action. #nswpol #7NEWS Image
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The rain event that flooded Lismore collapsed landscapes.
It shattered hillsides. Roads broke apart and fell down valleys.
Hillsides fell on houses.

This thread gives a glimpse of the cost of inaction on #ClimateDisruption

For every 1°C of #GlobalWarming, the atmosphere holds an additional 7% water vapour. The extra heat (energy) means more extreme events.

On Tuntable Creek Rd, a neighbour measured 810mm. That’s 32 inches.

This is our road.

#nswpol #auspol
These impacts are across the whole Northern Rivers.
This is a landscape collapse event.
The word ‘flood’ does not describe what happened here.

Images in this thread were captured by many people & shared on social media

#nswpol #auspol #LismoreFloods

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NSW Opposition Leader, Chris Minns is live now.
I'll live tweet below
#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
Minns: "Dominic Perrottet says this will be 'the last wave' but expert after expert has said there will be more variants..."
#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
Ryan Park: "This is a Premier that doesn't seem to be listening and doesn't seem to be learning."

#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
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NSW, Australia & Covid. A🧵
To hold Perrottet/Morrison to account we must:
1) Compare where we are with where wise countries (NZ, Sing, Korea) are today.
2) Compare what #letitrip has done vs where we'd be with sensible public health measures.
#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
Perrottet's spin. He:
-Compares where we are against scenarios published recently by his govt. They're a distraction.
-Compares where we are today with the pain of lockdowns. The alternative to #letitrip was caution, not locking down. Don't buy it.
#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
It's gone from:
"Don't look at the cases - look at the hospitalisations!"
"Not hospitalisations, look at the ICU admissions!"
"Sure, ICU is high, but look at deaths!"
"Yes, deaths are high, but look at the health of some of the dead!"
#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
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NSW Covid-19 Update this morning at 10am.
Perrottet's careless #letitrip approach in NSW has just recorded its deadliest day.
I think mismanagement like this needs witnesses, so I'll live tweet some of it. Join me if you like.
#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
Here's the link to the ABC YouTube live stream of today's update.
#covid19nsw #nswpol #auspol
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COVID, Kids MH & School- an alt view of the Aussie study of Kids and COVID in NSW
Let’s discuss this study used to preach return to school for kids MH, inc by the authors.
1.Not peer reviewed- ie no journal willing to print it. So, publish in SMH. 1/…
2.Says 1.26% kids in hosp for COVID June to Oct 2021. Show me what else sends 1 kid in every 3 primary classes to hospital. If it were paint fumes, the school would be shut down. 2/
3.A further 2.46% in hospital cos they have no one without COVID to care for them. Let’s stop and think about the trauma of that. I know someone who is caring for these kids and she is a…TRAUMA specialist. Brought in from the TRAUMA unit cos this experience is… TRAUMATIC. 3/
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Catching up with the #LetItRipDom presser. Brad Hazzard & Dr Chant stressing that people should wear masks indoors to protect themselves & others.
So why remove the mandate? 'Just cause Dom wants to?
Shame Dr Chant isn't prepared to be far more up front...#COVID19nsw #nswpol
2/ Gather outdoors as much as possible, small groups, don't let your Christmas be messed up by getting sick.
The messages are totally contradicted by setting changes.
PS: The modelling is for 25K new cases each day by end Jan. Merry Christmas from Dom...😱
#nswpol #Omicron
3/ Then we move on to, we want to protect people in aged care & disability homes (cue Dom & Brad with choreographed synchronised nodding), so masks will be required in those settings (cue D &B choreographed synchronised vigorous nodding).
#nswpol #Omicron
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If you think @Dom_Perrottet is as competent as @GladysB, think again. I spent most of late last year exposing the icare scandal. Here is how NSW’s new Premier ran it into the ground. #nswpol #icare (1/25)
Premier Perrottet founded iCare in 2015. It started with a $4 billion surplus. But after four years of Mr Perrotett’s management, the money is gone. It now has a deficit of about $300 million.… #icare (2/25)
iCare’s management of its finances deteriorated so much that Mr Perrotett had to rush to secretly authorise a $4b bailout.… #nswpol #icare (3/25)
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Plenty of blue ticks in #auspol & #nswpol media world who are slamming Jordan Shanks right now, but not one of them can name a journalist or reporter from a major outlet who is extensively covering Barilaro's corruption. Not one. Gaps in a market will always get filled, 1/5
& right now, that's been filled by #FriendlyJordies. Am I a fan of his delivery every time? No, I'm not. But it's the content that's important. Can any blue tick media reflect enough to understand that if THEY WERE COVERING IMPORTANT STORIES, there would be no need for Jordan 2/5
Is there any blue tick media reflecting upon why Barilaro inappropriately used #nswpolice Fixated Persons Unit to try intimidate the Friendly Jordies team into silence? Is it because you already have been intimidated into silence? Because from average punter here on the couch 3/5
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