March 12, 2019

Rebecca Huntley on Progress and Politics

In Conversation with Dean Harris What do Australians want most from their next government? In this vivid, grounded, surprising essay, Rebecca Huntley listens to the people and hears a call for change.  In Australia Fair, Rebecca Huntley reveals the state of the nation and makes the case for democratic renewal – should the next government heed the call. WHEN:  6.00PM …

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March 9, 2019

The “Think Before the Beaches Link” Transport Forum

On Sunday the 3rd of March, 2019 Dean Harris co-hosted a community forum in Balgowlah with NSW State Labor candidates Natasha Phillips-Mason (Manly) and Michael Lester (North Shore). Three expert guest speakers made presentations on public transport options to ease congestion on the North Shore and Beaches. “We are holding this forum because the NSW Government’s quick-fix, political response to …

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February 24, 2019

#LetsDoBetter Update 18: The “Bring on the election now!” Edition

Hello again from the campaign trail in Warringah. It’s been a hectic few weeks since my last update. Much has been happening in the corridors of the Parliament and on the streets of Warringah. In the last two weeks of Parliament, we saw the sensible Medivac legislation passed by Labor, the Greens and cross-bench.  Despite the histrionics of the government …

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February 4, 2019

#Let’sDoBetter Update 17: A clear choice in Warringah

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks on the campaign trail in Warringah.  You’d have to have been living under a rock to not be aware of the newest entrant to the contest, Zali Steggall who has decided to run as an independent candidate.  I welcome Ms Steggall’s decision to stand for public office as giving the people in Warringah …

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January 19, 2019

#LetsDoBetter Campaign Update 16: Making a fast start in 2019

Welcome to Campaign Update #16. This my the first update since the start of the New Year. I hope the festive season was enjoyable for you and that you were able to spend time with friends and family, relaxing and recharging for the year ahead. While I managed to take a short break from campaigning between Christmas and the New …

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December 12, 2018

#LetsDoBetter Campaign Update 15: The Six-month Anniversary Edition

Welcome to Campaign Update #15. This update marks the six-month anniversary of our Let’s Do Better campaign for Warringah! With a lot of solid campaigning behind us, I thought that it’s worth reflecting on some of the things I’ve learnt over the last six months. I’ve learnt that grass-roots campaigning is richly informative and deeply satisfying. Regardless of the outcome …

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November 3, 2018

#LetsDoBetter Campaign Update 13: Fixing Public Schools and Protecting the Environment

Welcome to the latest update from our #LetsDoBetter campaign for Warringah. In the two weeks since the last update, our campaign team and #LetsDoBetter volunteers have been working hard to raise awareness and engage people across the electorate.  During the same period, there have been a number of important announcements and developments in Labor’s policies for the coming Federal election.  …

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October 21, 2018

#LetsDoBetter Campaign Update 12: Wentworth and Warringah

The Wentworth Wash-up It’s the day after the Wentworth by-election and it appears that independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps has won the seat of Wentworth.  While voting continues and there is a slim chance Liberal candidate David Sharma may fall over the line on the basis of postal votes, the size of the swing against the Liberal party is approximately …

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