Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Michael Daley at the Press Club

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Michael Daley says NSW schoolchildren have right to strike over climate change

State Labor leader says education is ‘bigger than the classroom’ as he applauds students for ‘standing up and taking action’

The New South Wales opposition leader, Michael Daley, has backed the state’s schoolchildren striking and attending rallies on climate change, saying it was a democratic right to protest and “an important way to realise their own personal power”.
Speaking at a National Press Club event in Sydney, Daley said he supported the rallies on Friday, even though he might soon be the premier and responsible for ensuring children attend school.
“Education is also bigger than the classroom. It is based on life experience. That is, in part, the importance of being confident and passionate enough to form beliefs and being prepared to stand up for them,” he said.

“They don’t have a microphone or money like the big end of town. But they do have their democratic right to assembly. I support that right to protest especially when it comes to climate change and our fragile environment.

Daley backed the call from his shadow treasurer, Ryan Park, for higher wages growth for the state’s 400,000 public servants, amid concerns from the Reserve Bank about sluggish wages growth nationally and community concerns about the cost of living.
Park said he would like wages growth “with a three in front of it”.

In 2011 the Coalitiongovernment introduced a 2.5% cap on annual public sector wage increases, with higher increments possible only if offset by productivity savings.
Daley said he would introduce an independent umpire, so that workers such as paramedics would be able to argue they had increased their skills and deserved a higher pay rise.
But he refused to say how much a pay rise of 3% or more would cost the state budget.

Although he has been campaigning on overdevelopment in several Sydney electorates, Daley said he would not be taking a significantly different path from the government, and would keep the Greater Sydney Commission, which sets targets for levels of new housing in each area.
However, he has promised to abolish “spot rezonings” – where developers can ask for particular sites to be rezoned – and promised to return more power to councils to ensure “fairness and certainty” in the planning system.
He said there had been political interference in the housing targets set by the Greater Sydney Commission which meant Woollahra, in Liberal heartland, has a target of only 300 new dwellings, while western Sydney has borne the brunt of accommodating new housing.

Michael Daley says NSW schoolchildren have right to strike over climate change - The Guardian

Tim Boyde: NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley has voiced his support for children missing school to attend a climate change strike this Friday, a protest he called a "celebration" of young leaders let down by a dearth of leadership.
"I think it's called leadership and I believe that events such as Friday are formative for our future leaders. This protest should be a celebration of these good things," Mr Daley said on Wednesday.

The Opposition Leader said young people had been let down by a generation of leaders in politics and business.

NSW Opposition Leader supports kids wagging school for climate change.

'No relaxing of gun laws whatsover', Daley vows

'Appalling': Berejikilan slams Labor's support of striking students

Gladys Berejiklian says she is appalled that Labor leader Michael Daley has thrown his support behind students who skip school on Friday for a climate change rally.

Doubts have been cast over the independence of a NSW marine park advisory body after a senior Liberal minister appeared to indicate to a meeting of recreational fishers he had influence over the makeup of the committee.

is addressing the National Press Club.
declined the invitation

Young voters may hold the key to the NSW state election: here’s why

Philippa Collin & Katie Acheson, The Conversation
Young Australians are more connected, educated and informed than previous generations. They are also more likely to have higher debt and less economic independence into their 30s. Many feel excluded from traditional politics and policy making and are turning to local action and global issues to express their political views.

Asked whether she was optimistic as Newspoll shows the ­Coalition and Labor at 50-50 just 11 days before the March 23 election, Ms Berejiklian said "the public always gets it right". She also signalled she anticipated an election victory. Asked who would call the other first on election night, Mr Daley or herself, she said: "He'll definitely be calling me."
NSW Business Chamber backing a Berejiklian election victory

With 12 days to go until NSW votes, Michael Daley looks on the way up and Gladys Berejiklian on the way down.
The worst sign of trouble at yesterday's Liberal launch was when the Premier kept trying to get the crowd to chant "Liberals, Liberals, Liberals", to a feeble response.
There at least was a heartier "Gladys, Gladys, Gladys" later. Everyone knows the Liberal brand has been on the nose lately, worsened by the axing of another prime minister, and it was as if the crowd was reflecting the lack of enthusiasm for the brand.
By contrast, the Labor launch in another western Sydney marginal seat was pumped. "We can win this election!" Daley roared.
There were more signs of defensiveness by the Liberal launch decision not to let Scott Morrison speak. Labor, by contrast, was loud and proud with Bill Shorten.
There is now downright pessim­ism in the Coalition ranks and serious finger-pointing in the government — particularly at the Premier's director of strategy, Brad Burden, a former Barry O'Farrell staffer — who is said to have been the person to advise the Premier to avoid the stadiums issue at all costs.
Burden, who started life as an Alan Jones producer, is one of those blamed for the absolute car wreck of a Berejiklian presser last Wednesday when she refused for more than 20 minutes to mention the word "stadium", even when Allianz Stadium was about to be knocked down ahead of a $730 million rebuild.
NSW state election: 'underdog' Berejiklian getting her wish ANDREW ANDREW CLENNELL