Posts Tagged ‘ ryde ’

Stop laughing, Labor, you’re about to be massacred

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia, Lead Stories

With the stench of the Wollongong Council corruption scandal, developer donations and the New South Wales State Government’s radical planning reforms believed to be the main reasons for the Labor Party’s fall from favour, the Premier, Nathan Rees, said voters had sent a clear message to his Government.

Watkins quits politics to put family first

Sep 3rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

Deputy New South Wales Premier and Transport Minister John Watkins is quitting politics, Premier Morris Iemma announced today. Mr Watkins will retire from Parliament, forcing an immediate frontbench reshuffle and a by-election in the north-western Sydney electorate of Ryde.