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Are you in the new Kiama State Seat? Check the boundaries here

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Best ever results for the Greens in Kiama 1999 – 2015. This election 11.02%.

Best ever results for the Greens in Kiama 1999 – 2015. This election 11.02%.

These are the best results for the Greens in the period 1999 to 2015 when Greens candidates have participated in the election in the seat of Kiama.
Previous election results were:
1999 - Jim Bradley 7.7%
2003 - Howard H Jones 9.2%
2007 - Ben van der Wijngaart 8.7%
2011 - Ben van der Wijngaart 8.8%

Greens call for a serious debate to end the silence on NSW corruption.

Labor and Liberal candidates don’t want to talk about the stink of corruption, the biggest election issue in NSW politics since federation,” said Terry Barratt, Greens candidate for Kiama.

“With the ICAC revelations that corruption has undermined NSW election and planning laws can we be sure what else it has touched? At least 16 NSW politicians from both major political parties have ignored the law for their own benefit, but is that the end of it?

“The Greens have remained free of the taint of corruption and have led the campaign to eliminate corruption from NSW politics. Adobe Image

“Under the cloud of these openly corrupt practices we have witnessed decades of insidious dilution of planning and environmental legislation in favour of the interests of the development and mining industries.  The big end of town gets everything it wants while community interests, protection of the environment and constructive action on climate change are being relegated to insignificance.

“The community is tired of this and the Greens demand a change,” said Terry Barratt.

“We have recently witnessed The Draft Illawarra Growth and Infrastructure Plan repeat the same old game of putting the development industry first and community and environment last. Under Labor we saw 3A legislation concentrate all planning powers in the hands of the minister while the laws protective of the community and environment interests were brushed aside. This was the greatest corruption enabling law of all time yet this stinking policy hasn’t really been dropped?

“The NSW government promised to hand planning powers back to the community but their development industry mates have convinced them to renege on this promise.

“Why has the media been so quiet in the run up to this election, letting these tainted parties ignore the elephants in their rooms?  Why aren’t the media challenging them and questioning lobbying, donations and planning laws that enable corruption and concentrate power?

“The Greens want an end to corruption, and an end to laws and incentives that enable this unacceptable behaviour.

“I am calling for a serious debate, not only about how we drive large ‘C’ corruption out of politics, but also how we get rid of that embedded moral corruption that favours one set of interests at the expense of the broader community,” said Terry Barratt.

“We want to see the balance restored,” Mr Barratt concluded.