• Government ignored advice that tree clearing laws put communities at risk

    The Coalition Government and Rural Fire Service ignored key safety advice when developing the controversial 10/50 tree clearing laws. The advice contained critical analysis of the equivalent 10/30 code from ...

Strong support delivers Parliamentary Inquiry into council amalgamations

Strong support delivers Parliamentary Inquiry into council amalgamations The Greens today strongly supported the establishment of a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Baird Government’s Fit for the Future and forced amalgamations agenda. The inquiry has a comprehensive terms of reference and responsible timeline to ensure that it can effectively report on council amalgamations and prioritise the […]

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Local Government

Sydney councils already four times larger than OECD average

As a majority of MPs in the NSW Upper House are moving to support a Parliamentary inquiry into the Baird Government’s plans to super-size Sydney councils through forced amalgamations, the Greens have released research showing that Sydney councils are on average almost four times larger than metropolitan councils across the developed world. The average population […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Coalition opposes call for global end to death penalty

The NSW Coalition Government blocked a motion in NSW Parliament today that condemned the death penalty internationally and called on the federal government to stop Australian law enforcement authorities from collaborating in Australian citizens’ overseas executions. The motion, moved by Greens MP David Shoebridge, read: That this House condemns capital punishment as inhumane and barbaric, […]

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Don’t like sniffer dogs? There’s a party for that

As reported by In The Mix: If you – like drug research experts, harm minimisation campaigners and the NSW Greens – believe that drug sniffer dogs are ineffective and cause more harm than harm-prevention, then there’s a party for you. The “Sniff Off” party, happening in Sydney this Saturday, will protest against the use of […]

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Fit for the Future? Fit for the dustbin: THE FACTS

Across NSW local councils of all political persuasions have been successfully resisting the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future (FFF) forced amalgamations agenda. In doing so, they are defending grassroots democracy. All parties in the NSW Parliament except the Liberals and Nationals have spoken out against forced amalgamations. Greens policy is to resist forced amalgamations: […]

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