10/50 Clearing Neighbourhood Action Plan: Materials and strategies to stop tree loss in your local area
The 10/50 clearing code of practice is now in operation across NSW and trees are being lost at an unprecedented rate. The 10/50 code was introduced by the Liberal Government ...
From brown paper bags of cash, a raft of illegal developer donations and endless lies and cover-ups from politicians, it is time that a focused and considered spotlight was turned ...
The NSW Coalition Government is working with the Shooters Party to strip your voting rights in Local Council elections. They have legislation that delivers two votes to every corporation that ...
We are excited to announce the Animals in the Wild photographic competition will begin next week. The competition is part of our campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular the ...
Today Greens MPs in Commonwealth and State Parliaments are uniting to call for an Australia-wide scheme to deliver Portable Long Service Leave for all working Australians. You can read SA ...
Grandmothers Against Removals have received a formal response from the Department of Families and Community Services agreeing to work constructively with Aboriginal elders on the issue of child removals The Expert Liaison Committee of Aboriginal elders and service providers is the essential way of empowering the Aboriginal community to be making the decisions and having first hand input […]
The NSW government is proposing legislation that will remove key anti-corruption provisions from local government tendering processes. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald: The NSW Government has introduced legislation into Parliament that removes the prohibition on councils delegating the acceptance of tenders to other parties. The Greens say the legislation opens the door to […]
As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald: Mining companies and Aboriginal groups allegedly engaged in “cartel conduct”, including price fixing for work involving ancient indigenous heritage sites, according to claims investigated by the competition watchdog. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not act on the claims but will monitor the situation, and asked the […]
A high-level independent report prepared for Newcastle Council that is highly critical of the State government’s controversial rezoning of Newcastle’s East End has been hidden by the Council and State Government from councillors and the public. The report was ignored by Council and the State Government when the controversial and out-of-scale rezoning of sites owned […]
In yet another attack on local democracy the NSW government is proposing legislation that would fundamentally alter the way that local council elections are elected. The proposed law will allow the City of Sydney and any other Council the Government decides, to resolve to hold their local election exclusively by postal vote. This will erode […]
David Shoebridge MLC will deliver this year’s Joseph McCabe Lecture: ‘The Ellis Defence and Its Aftermath’. John Ellis is an abuse victim who attempted to sue the Catholic Church for compensation. He lost a High Court case with costs awarded against him. The Church’s argument was that the Church was an unincorporated association whose assets […]
WorkCover has provided bullied employee Wayne Butler an official apology for his treatment whilst working for the organisation, and since. The apology was also circulated to WorkCover’s employees through their intranet systems: CEO_message_Apology. A full copy of the apology is available here: WorkCover Apology to Wayne Butler This follows the June 2013 finding by the Industrial […]
In August this year a number of wombats were buried alive in their burrows during logging at Glenbog State Forest. When the Minister for Primary Industries was asked by David in Budget Estimates about these destructive logging operations her response was evasive and utterly without concern for the plight of these native animals. David has […]