Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens Remembers Dr. John Kaye

Dr John Kaye
Dr John Kaye

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens members were supplied with tube-stock trees to be planted in memory Dr. John Kaye. John was tireless campaigner for the Greens and a frequent visitor to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens meetings and events. John has supported every one of our local candidates as member of the NSW Legislative Council.

John Kaye earned a  Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Science at the University of Melbourne, and worked as an engineer for the State Electricity Commission of Victoria.

Kaye earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University, and later an academic in electrical engineering at the University of New South Wales where he specialised in sustainable energy and greenhouse issues.

John was in office from 24 March 2007 until his death on 2 May 2016.

Members urged to remember Dr John Kaye with tree plantings
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens Members to plant trees in Dr John Kaye's memory

Adrian Jones meets supporters at Roseville Cinema Fund-raiser

Film-going supporters at Roseville Cinema
Film-going supporters at Roseville Cinema

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens
17 April 2016

After the film
Adrian talks about the film

Adrian Jones, Greens candidate for Bradfield, met supporters at Roseville Cinema after watching the environmental film, "Elemental".

Mr. Jones reflected on the themes developed in the film and how these themes paralleled the enormous environmental challenges we face in Australia. Mr. Jones said that voters felt relieved when Turnbull replaced Abbott but were very quickly disappointed when Turnbull backed away from action on climate change and gave up his stance on marriage equality. Mr. Jones condemned the Turnbull government's support for coal mining and CSG extraction.

Hornsby Council's Budget: a “gift” to Transurban and M7 Westlink

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens
14 April 2016

The Greens and others within the municipality, can't see why a single council needs to bear one-third of the cost of any part of a state and national road infrastructure project. Just because the tunnel entrance happens to be in Hornsby. This geographic fact, should not mean that Hornsby is to be responsible for the negative impacts of the construction project. The payment for the disposal of tunnel spoil within the Hornsby area is a case in point.

Greens call for urgent action on affordable housing

Emma Heyde says such developments
only benefit the rich

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens

8 April

Greens call for urgent action on affordable housing

Greens candidate for Berowra, Emma Heyde, has called on governments to act on creating affordable housing in the Berowra electorate.

Ms Heyde said, “There is a myth that more development solves the problem of people on average incomes not being able to afford housing close to where they work.

“We’ve seen massive apartment developments go up – but prices are going up just as fast.

“Why aren’t the Liberal governments at local, state and federal level in the Hornsby area working cooperatively to address the fact that people like teachers, nurses, police and small business owners often can’t afford to live near where they work?

“Wages increased by 2.3% in Sydney last year. House prices increased by 22.9%.

“People in suburbs that have seen massive growth in property prices like Dural and Pennant Hills worry that even while they’ve enjoyed big gains, their own kids can’t afford to live anywhere near them.

Fund-raising film afternoon for Adrian Jones - Candidate for Bradfield

Please join us for our Greens for Bradfield fund-raising film afternoon - Sunday 17 April 2:00 pm
Bring your friends and family.  There's plenty of catering and no need to RSVP. (You can still RSVP right up to the film if you want to.)

Tickets are $20 and afternoon tea and gift bags! (Please bring cash to help us pay the theatre on the day).

Sunday, 17 April, 2016

Film Starts at 2 pm
Afternoon tea and gathering after the film

Roseville Cinemas



Emma Heyde Campaign Launch for Supporters

Supporters Launch
Adrian Jones, Emma Heyde, Lee Rhiannon, David Shoebridge
and room full of supporters.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens, and Ryde Epping Greens members and supporters gathered for an autumn breakfast to launch Emma Heyde's Greens for Berowra campaign. Emma welcomed Lee Rhiannon and David Shoebridge and shared a sumptuous breakfast. Emma, Lee and David spoke to the gathered crowd on the importance of the Greens campaign in forthcoming election, Mehreen Faruqi sent her apologies and sent her best wishes. Adrian Jones, Greens candidate for Bradfield, also offered his support for Emma's campaign, We are ready to support Emma's and Adrian's campaigns.

"Why fight so hard for the bluest of blue-ribbon seats? Why challenge when the Liberal party think they can simply write the next man's name on the ballot paper and have him enjoy the safest of safe seats for as long as he chooses?

"It's because people have seen through the Liberal agenda, which is to outsource, to privatise, and to sell off.

Fossil Fools' Day

Fossil Fools Day
Emma Heyde with Mr. Coal-Head at Hornsby Station

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens
1 April 2016

On "Fossil Fools' Day" (April Fools' Day), Greens members and supporters joined Emma Heyde, Greens candidate for Berowra, at Hornsby, Pennant Hills, and then Philip Ruddock's office to deliver an open letter caling on the member for Berowra and his government to stop subsidising fossil fuels, increase the funding for renewable energy, and to protect the livelihoods of former coal miners. The delegation then went on to Epping and delivered a similar letter to John Alexander's Office.

Call for Hornsby Council to declare refugees welcome

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens
16 March 2016

Ahead of the "Refugees Welcome" Palm Sunday Rally, Emma Heyde, Greens candidate for Berowra, calls on Hornsby Council to support people fleeing conflict, danger and persecution.

Emma's letter to the editor
Our neighbourhoods with their world-class hospitals such as Westmead and its neonatal unit can feel a long way from the danger that forces many people to live as refugees. This weekend, Palm Sunday is a chance to say 'welcome' to people seeking safety here. Refugees make up around 4% of overall immigration and with humanitarian protection visas, it's still only 8 to 10% of immigrants. Ryde is a Refugee Welcome Zone. Let's see Hornsby Council declare refugees welcome too.
Emma Heyde 
Greens candidate for Berowra

Community keeps Byles Creek Valley safe ... for now

community members in silent solidarity for Byles Creek Valley
Community members in silent solidarity for Byles Creek Valley
Photo: Michael Bianchino

Marie Byles was the state's first female solicitor. She was also a highly effective advocate for women's rights and for the environment. 

Marie lived in Cheltenham, and on her death, left her 1.4 hectares of land to the National Trust. 'Ahimsa' adjoins the Lane Cove National Park. Visit via Day Road. 
Byles Creek runs through Cheltenham and Beecroft and is home to the last Gang Gang cockatoos in Sydney, and a very established breeding group of endangered Powerful Owls.


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