AD: Curves

editor@cowracommunitynews.com or 0429 423 094

Sunday, December 21, 2014
NEWS INDEX 
SCHOOL NEWS 
MARKETPLACE 
PUZZLES 
COMMUNITY GROUPS 
 Keywords:
one or more words required
all words required
forced & ordered phrase
Multi forced & ordered phrase
words with exceptions
Help
 
 Issue date:
Date Format: dd-mm-yyyy

   

Racial slur claims ‘ridiculous’ – O’Farrell

PREMIER Barry O’Farrell has dismissed claims he made a racial slur against an indigenous member of State Parliament as “ridiculous”.

Mr O’Farrell has been accused of racially vilifying Opposition family and community services spokeswoman Linda Burney, the first Aborigine elected to New South Wales Parliament, in question time yesterday (Tuesday).

A spokesman for Mr O’Farrell told Sydney media today (Wednesday) the government won’t be “dignifying that with a response”.

“It’s all a bit ridiculous,” he is quoted.

After Ms Burney accused Community Services Minister Pru Goward of having lost the confidence of her department in Question Time, the

Premier stepped in and fired back.

“The Minister for Community Services, the member for the Southern Highlands, has achieved every position in her life on merit,” he said.

“You can’t say that,”

Ms Burney later said her indigenous background was a possible reason for Mr O’Farrell’s comment.

“If the Premier has an inherent racial element to his questions, I can’t prove that,” she’s told Sydney journalists.

“All I can say is he’s made imputations about my capacity, my reputation, on three occasions.”

Opposition Leader John Robertson has accused Mr O’Farrell of making a racial slur and has called on him to make a public apology.

 

 
Name  
Email  
Opinion (1000 Characters)  
Publish My Opinion    
 
CAPTCHA Image
Reload Image
 
 
20-12-2014 - YOUTH ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY LIGHTING TWO BUSH FIRES - PORT STEPHENS
20-12-2014 - CHOICES ARE IMPORTANT POLICE REMIND DRIVERS, PASSENGERS AS SAFE ARRIVAL CONTINUES
18-12-2014 - 1,500 TRUCK DRIVERS TESTED IN RANDOM DRUG-TESTING OPERATION - MARULAN
18-12-2014 - UNLAWFUL DUMPING OF CSG FRACKING WASTE WATER IN NEWCASTLE HIGHLIGHTS INDUSTRY FAILURE
14-12-2014 - ONE DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT EVERY 13 MINUTES DURING POLICE RBT BLITZ
08-12-2014 - MULTI-AGENCY OPERATION RETURNS TO THE WATER - TWEED COAST
08-12-2014 - CONTINUING COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS DURING OPERATION SHIELD
This Week's Highlights
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Community Posters
FREE CRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR KID'S HOLIDAYS
FREE MUSICAL WORKSHOPS
SINGERS NEEDED FOR XMAS CHOIR
NEWS INDEX - State
YOUTH ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY LIGHTING TWO BUSH FIRES - PORT STEPHENS
CHOICES ARE IMPORTANT POLICE REMIND DRIVERS, PASSENGERS AS SAFE ARRIVAL CONTINUES
1,500 TRUCK DRIVERS TESTED IN RANDOM DRUG-TESTING OPERATION - MARULAN
UNLAWFUL DUMPING OF CSG FRACKING WASTE WATER IN NEWCASTLE HIGHLIGHTS INDUSTRY FAILURE
ONE DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT EVERY 13 MINUTES DURING POLICE RBT BLITZ
MULTI-AGENCY OPERATION RETURNS TO THE WATER - TWEED COAST
CONTINUING COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS DURING OPERATION SHIELD
NEWS INDEX - Town and District
QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON KENDAL ST REDEVELOPMENT..
QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON KENDAL ST REDEVELOPMENT.
COUNCIL CONVERSATIONS DEC 19
GRANTS FOR BURRINJUCK COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCED
A NEW WAY TO MEET HEALTH NEEDS LAUNCHED IN COWRA
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
COWRA IS BRINGING HEALTH BACK
STEPHEN BOWERS: BEYOND BRAVURA EXHIBITION AT COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Cowra Summer Soccer
TWILIGHT SOCCER ROLLS ON
NEWS INDEX - Front Page
NEW RENAL DIALYSIS UNIT FOR COWRA
THE LOWDOWN ON WHAT’S GOING DOWN IN TOWN
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT CAROLS IN THE GARDEN
$2.2 MILLION FOR ST RAPHAEL'S EXPANSION
AUSTRALIA DAY NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
KOREANS INVITED TO FESTIVAL
CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET DECLARED A HUGE SUCCESS
NEWS INDEX - Regional
TWO CHARGED AFTER ALLEGED ASSAULT - DAPTO
CHILD APPROACHED AT PORT STEPHENS HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY NEEDS FOR KIDS
PROVISIONAL DRIVER CAUGHT SPEEDING MORE THAN 45KM/H OVER LIMIT - MOUNT OUSLEY
POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION AFTER ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY NEAR NEWCASTLE
INVESTIGATION BEGINS AFTER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT CLUB NEAR MURWILLUMBAH
POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE
MAN WANTED ON WARRANT - WEST KEMPSEY
POLICE RELEASE COMFIT IMAGES FOLLOWING ARMED ROBBERY - WARREN
NSW AND VIC POLICE CROSS-BORDER CRACKDOWN ON INTERSTATE TRAIN SERVICES
COUNCILS WELCOME AER REJECTION OF MASSIVE PUBLIC LIGHTING PRICE HIKES
STUDENTS HAVE A NUMBER OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE
2015 SENIORS CARD DISCOUNT DIRECTORY RELEASED
CAR CRASHES INTO POLICE VEHICLE IN COONABARABRAN
MAN SHOT IN LEG - ARMIDALE
MAN DIES AFTER BECOMING TRAPPED UNDER TRACTOR - EAST JINDABYNE
MISSING MAN LOCATED DECEASED - LOWER BLUE MOUNTAINS
VEHICLE, FIREARMS STOLEN - BOURKE
BABY FOUND SAFE AND WELL, MAN STILL MISSING - WOLLONGONG
BUSHWALKERS RESCUED AFTER ACTIVATING EMERGENCY BEACON AT MOUNT TOMAH
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Cowra Junior Cricket
COWRA JUNIOR CRICKET RESULTS – 13 DECEMBER
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Cowra Triathlon News
FRI 12 DECEMBER 2014 COWRA TRIATHLON CLUB RESULTS
COMMUNITY GROUPS - PCYC News
COWRA PCYC NEWS DEC 18