Give 10/50 the Chop & save our neighbourhood trees

The 10/50 Clearing Code of Practice is now in operation with clearing occurring across the State. The policy is already causing the loss of much loved suburban greenery, as well as endangered ecological communities such as coastal littoral rainforest. Local communities must be given the opportunity to opt-out from the code and become 10/50 Free Zones Environmental […]

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WIRO Seminar and Workshop “Myths and Realities” 2 years on from the 2012 Legislative amendments

The first ever WIRO seminar on the changes to Workers Compensation saw around 500 practitioners gather together to discuss the impact and application of the changes. There was broad consensus that the system was overly confusing and producing poor outcomes for many injured workers. Further information was provided at the seminar about the draft workers […]

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Scipione faced with serious questions about police convictions

David used the Police Budget Estimates hearing to ask Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione serious questions about the number of currently serving police officers with criminal records, including just how many are currently suspended from duty due to criminal convictions. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws (GIPA) by our office and police whistleblower Richard McDonald […]

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Careless killing of wombats in Glenbog State Forest

David used Budget Estimates this week to question the Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson about the cruel destruction of wombat burrows in Glenbog State Forest. When Minister Hodgkinson was asked about the mindless destruction that occurred during the logging operations, destruction that resulted in a number of wombats being buried alive, her response was […]

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Coalition plans to entrench corporate and developer control of Wollongong council

As published in the Illawarra Mercury here: The Illawarra is no stranger to the idea that developers can wholly corrupt a local council. The infamous “Table of knowledge” at a local kebab shop was the site of regular meetings of developers and Wollongong City Council officers including town planner Beth Morgan and general manager Rod Oxley. […]

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Why corporations should never vote

As published in the Newcastle Herald here: Another day, another corruption headline. Hunter residents are genuinely revolted by the new lows that this state’s politics has sunk to. They are looking for political leadership to sever the link between corporate greed and politicians. With a demand for action growing, what does the Baird government do in […]

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Liberals and Shooters combine to steal residents’ voting rights

Liberals and Shooters combine to steal residents’ voting rights A bill tabled today by the Shooters Party with the support of Liberal Premier Baird will give corporations thousands of extra votes in council elections and, while its first target is the City of Sydney, it allows this anti-democratic scheme to be applied across the state. […]

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