Consultation on the future of “the commons” – submissions due TUESDAY

Submissions are open until COB Tuesday for “Recognising and protecting the values of commons” – a proposal that will have a far reaching impact on public lands – make a submission to: community.engagement@crownland.nsw.gov.au The Government’s Fact Sheet about the proposed changes is here. Our submission is here: 170216 CROWN LANDS Commons submission You may also wish […]

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Major parties being bought by the gun lobby

Both Labor and the Coalition have been caught with their hands in the pocket of the gun lobby, with election funding data revealing the gun lobby has donated $353,000 to Australian political parties in the 2015-16 financial year. While Bob Katter’s Party, the Shooters Fishers and Farmers, and David Leyonhjelm’s Liberal Democrats unsurprisingly top the […]

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Greens commit to working with government to fix Baird’s failed forced amalgamations

The Greens have written to Premier Berejiklian to provide an open offer and our unconditional support for a legislative package that would fix Baird’s failed forced amalgamations: 1. The immediate withdrawal of all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals, 2. The immediate de-amalgamation of all local councils forcibly merged in 2016: 3. A legislative requirement that any future amalgamations […]

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Child safety must trump scripture classes in NSW schools

Fresh revelations of deeply inappropriate material being taught to children at unregulated and unsupervised school scripture classes requires the new Education Minister to act. He must put children first and suspend school scripture until he has released a hidden NSW government report into scripture classes and can prove that children are safe in these school […]

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Community campaign saves local government from forced amalgamations

A strong and principled campaign from communities, councils and the Greens has forced the Coalition Government to back down on its undemocratic forced council amalgamation agenda. Former Premier Baird’s failed forced amalgamations have become politically untenable with reports that no further forced amalgamations will go ahead and plebiscites will be held across the state for […]

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