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Coast's unacceptable youth unemployment rate

Posted by Edgar Adams on 1 August 2019
Coast's unacceptable youth unemployment rate
A report released by the Brotherhood of St Laurence a few months ago on youth unemployment 'hot spots' makes disturbing reading to anyone who has the slightest interest in the future of our region. Youth unemployment rates for NSW's five worst youth unemployment 'hot spots' using 12 month average data to December 2018 by the ABS shows Central Coast rates 4th out of the five worst regions in NSW. At 13.7% the youth unemployment rate for the Central Coast is a dis...
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Central Coast the Cinderella Coast

Posted by Edgar Adams on 10 July 2019
Central Coast the Cinderella Coast
It has seemingly been forever thus. The Central Coast, an hour north of Sydney with a current population of 340,000 which the NSW Planning Department has decreed will grow by another 70,000 in the next 20 years, is always left on the sidelines when it comes to sharing in the state's budgets. Always neglected except at election times when premiers, prime ministers and sundry ministers punch the coordinates into their GPS gadgets and find their way to our region. Like the three w...
Posted in: Editorial July 2019  

It was about jobs and tax

Posted by Edgar Adams on 1 June 2019
It was about jobs and tax
Its been a nail biting five months for businesses on the Central Coast and everywhere else too for that matter. First came the State Elections which returned the Berejiklian Liberal Government although the results for the Central Coast were less encouraging than elsewhere in the state where Labor retained the Seats of Gosford, The Entrance and Wyong. But the Big Win was the Federal Election where the Shorten Socialist Opposition lost out to the voters who had their measure. It ...
Posted in: Editorial June 2019  

Site for Gosford university campus up to the Premier

Posted on 1 May 2019
Site for Gosford university campus up to the Premier
You may not have noticed but the last eight years have been significant for Gosford. It started with the election of the Liberal State Government in 2011 and the election of a new and enlightened Gosford Council in 2012. Coincidentally it also aligns with the election of Lucy Wicks in 2013 as Federal Member for Robertson and the Abbott Liberal Government. It was more than a change of Council at Gosford.  With a new CEO, Paul Anderson, Gosford CBD would be transformed as develo...
Posted in: May 2019 Editorial  

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