MEDIA RELEASE: Greens vote grows with successful council elections

The Greens are certain to increase their local government representation after yesterday’s successful council elections. With many votes still to be counted, the Greens already look likely to win 29 council positions this election and are in a strong position to win an additional 5 positions. Out of the councils that voted, the Greens had […]

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Have your say on the Cumberland Forest

170905 Submission guide for Hills Cumberland Forest development Mirvac has a development proposal to rezone more than 28 hectares of heavily forested land adjoining the Cumberland State forest to allow for 400 apartments and 200 medium density houses. The proposed rezoning is to allow apartment dwellings on the entire site with no protective environmental zoning […]

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Silicosis epidemic on track to become the new black lung

A creeping epidemic of lung disease that is killing young workers has been uncovered by the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation of the NSW dust diseases scheme. The inquiry has found that the engineered stone products used particularly for kitchen and bathroom benches are implicated in new cases of potentially deadly silicosis in a rising […]

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Media release: Two Aboriginal families now closer to justice

Media release 21 August 2017   A second Aboriginal family from New England is closer to obtaining justice for the death of their 17 year old son with his murder investigation now being transferred to the State Crime Command Homicide Squad. Stephen Smith was just 17 when his body was found on the railway tracks […]

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Save Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Pavilion is an iconic arts, community and cultural facility serving the community of Bondi and Sydney. Bondi Pavilion’s facilities include the Bondi Theatre, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms and more. Bondi Pavilion currently plays host to many activities with a strong community focus, including art exhibitions, community education classes, workshops, screenings and more. It is […]

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Media release: Kids more important than confessionals

Key recommendations from the child abuse Royal Commission handed down today outline essential criminal justice reforms required to provide justice for victims. Something is wrong in our criminal justice system when the defendant was not convicted of any child sexual assault charge in over half of finalised prosecutions. Given the immense trauma of the court […]

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