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 ...
As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, the devastating impact of the 10/50 clearing code is being felt right across the state with councils from Ballina to Bankstown and Wollongong to Wyong raising substantial concerns with the Rural Fire Service: Sydney councils are investigating at least one case a day of residents using the new 10/50 […]
Planning Minister Pru Goward has today announced planning reforms aimed at cutting in half the time it takes to assess mines and state significant development proposals. The Greens NSW have criticised this decision to speed up planning approvals as yet another example of large scale developer and mining interests being prioritised and the Coalition breaking […]
With police officers five times more likely to die by their own hands than in the course of duty there are renewed calls for a Parliamentary Inquiry into how the NSW Police Force and insurers deal with serving and former NSW police who have suffered psychological injuries. On 2 December 2014 our office will be hosting […]
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [11.23 p.m.]: Planning in this State is a mess but that mess does produce some truly inspiring community campaigns. For the past two years this Government has, for the first time in the State’s history, allowed developers to pay the State Government $20,000 to appeal to it if a council fails to […]
This week the NSW Parliament voted to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Conduct and Progress of the Ombudsman’s Inquiry “Operation Prospect. This is an important opportunity to finally remove the secrecy that, for more than a decade, has hidden how and why covert listening warrants were obtained by the NSW Police and NSW Crime Commission from 1999 […]
More and more communities across NSW are approaching our office with concerns about the impact of the 10/50 clearing code of practice in their local area. The sound of chainsaws across large swathes of the Northern Beaches and North Shore in particular have locals worried that the face of their green, leafy suburbs is changing […]
The Greens NSW welcome and support moves to establish a parliamentary select committee to finally remove the secrecy that, for more than a decade, has hidden how and why covert listening warrants were obtained by the NSW Police and NSW Crime Commission from 1999 to 2001. Serious legal and ethical concerns have repeatedly been raised […]
A decision from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has exposed a serious flaw in the Government Information (Public Access) Act. Due to a definitional oversight, senior staff who work in the office of a Government Minister are exempt from normal accountability measures, meaning that there is no agency in which decisions can be held […]