Liberals and Shooters team up to vote down democracy

The Coalition has today forced the City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014 through Parliament. The bill was designed by the Shooters party and delivered by the Coalition in order to entrench corporate voting and halve the voice of residents on council. While the Coalition and Shooters teamed up to double the corporate vote, the […]

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MR: Unanimous call to restore lost compensation benefits

Media Release 17 September 2014  A unanimous Parliamentary committee report tabled today recommends the urgent restoration of some workers compensation benefits that were slashed from the scheme by former Minister Pearce in 2012. The committee identified the scheme surplus at May 2014 as approximately $1.3 billion, heading to $6 billion in 2019. The Standing Committee […]

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Newcastle’s planning process to be properly examined

Parliament has today voted in favour of a Greens motion to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into key planning and development decisions in the Newcastle and Hunter region, such as the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy, the Whitebridge development and the truncation Newcastle rail line. The vote in support of the Greens motion to establish the inquiry […]

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Adjournment speech on Grandmothers Against Removals

Yesterday in Parliament David delivered an adjournment speech on the important work being done in NSW by a group called Grandmothers Against Removals. Watch the speech here, or read the full text below.   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.40 p.m.]: New South Wales children from Aboriginal communities are being removed from their families at an unprecedented […]

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MEDIA: Hawkesbury Council finally listens to community on planning

On Tuesday 9 September Greens Councillor Leigh Williams called an extraordinary meeting at Hawkesbury City Council to call for the controversial Redbank Development at North Richmond on hold. The call followed revelations at ICAC of illegal donations received in relation to the development. Outside the meeting a crowd of more than 100 residents gathered to […]

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