Category Archives: Politics

A TOUGH TIME IN THE ANGLOSPHERE.

Not only Donald Trump in the USA and Boris Johnson in the UK struggling to bluff and bluster their way out of their self-inflicted problems, but even the previously untouchable Canadian Justin Trudeau was embroiled in decades old controversies over

It’s local government that affects our lives!

‘The role of local government is absolutely fundamental. Federal and state governments are obviously important, but most of the decisions that affect the day to day lives of Australians are made at the local level.’ Professor Brian Burdekin AO. One

IS COUNCIL DEAD AND BURIED??

Talk about digging your own grave! Boy, did MidCoast Council get it horribly wrong! We were first contacted by a visitor from Sydney, who  came to visit their relative buried in the Bight Cemetery, and was first to see the

Masters Petition Debated In Parliament. . . To No Avail

The Masters Petition containing over 11,000 signatures opposing the proposed centralisation of MidCoast Council’s operations to the Masters warehouse in Taree costing over $47 Million was discussed in the NSW Legislative Assembly on 8th August. Sponsored by the No MidCoast

We’re stuck with the mayor council chooses

Seems sanity flew out the window and hypocrisy prevailed at the Taree Council Chamber on 14 August as MidCoast Councillors voted 7 to 3 to reject a motion sponsored by Cr Katheryn Bell and seconded by Cr Peter Epov which

Mungo’s musings

Scott Morrison is not too keen on history When it comes to politics – or at least the politics of the Liberal Party, which to him is all that matters – history began with his election as Prime Minister. Everything

At last! We have a Climate Change Policy and Plan

At the June 26, MidCoast Council Meeting held in Forster, Councillor Peter Epov successfully moved a Notice of Motion for Council to develop a Climate Change Policy and a Climate Change Action Plan on a vote of 8 to 1,

Our Press – Fragile and Not So Free

Our Prime Minister assures us that the AFP raids of last week had absolutely nothing to do with him. Well, of course not – he and his government are never responsible for anything.  As the economy staggers towards recession –

GLADYS WINS, BUT ARE WE THE LOSERS?

A breakdown of who won and who lost.  NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, won an historic victory, against significant odds to become the first sitting female Premier to lead a political party to be re-elected to Government in NSW. For the

Independent Candidate Jeremy Miller . . .

A strong local member, focussed on local needs, can help people navigate government services and departments, help local groups take their issues to ministers and bring a profile to promote the region to businesses, tourists and investors. My commitment –

A POLITICAL VIEWPOINT

We need a CHANGE! Not necessarily in the Government of the day, but in the way we are governed. Politicians have become the slaves of their Party, in many cases led by self interest rather than the interests of Australia. 

Mr Phillip John COSTA

Parliamentary Service Position Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly Member for Wollondilly Minister for Rural Affairs Minister for Regional Development Minister for Water Minister for Corrective Services Member, Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics Chair, Standing Committee on Broadband