Newcastle Rail – half a dozen reasons to keep it

The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Newcastle Planning Process has released an interim report making a compelling case to retain the rail link and for the Government to scrap its plans to cut the rail on Boxing Day. The Parliamentary Inquiry into Newcastle Planning was established by a motion moved by Greens MP David Shoebridge. Its recently […]

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MEDIA Better coordination required on gun laws

Calls from David Leyonhjelm and others for US style gun laws in response to the Sydney siege must be rejected and instead a closer review of gun licensing and control must be undertaken. What is apparent with the confusion between the Prime Minister and the NSW Police however is that there is an urgent need […]

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2014 A year in Green campaigning

Dear friends, As the year draws to a close we can look back on some of the great campaigning achievements of 2014. It has not been an easy year for progressive politics, but working together in NSW we have still achieved some memorable results that are worth celebrating. Campaigns our office has worked on include: […]

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Greens NSW MPs Statement on Martin Place Tragedy

Greens NSW MPs, Mehreen Faruqi, David Shoebridge, John Kaye, Jeremy Buckingham, Jan Barham, Jamie Parker and Senator Lee Rhiannon have issued the following statement on the Martin Place tragedy. “Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the two Sydneysiders who lost their lives to a violent gunman. “We extend our deepest sympathies […]

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Rainforest clearing under 10/50 laws breached commonwealth protections – report says

A highly critical report on the clearing of hundreds of square metres of critically endangered littoral rainforest in the Tweed has been referred to the Federal Environment Minister for his urgent intervention. The clearing was carried out under controversial NSW 10/50 laws, and the report finds it has had a significant adverse impact on the […]

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Computers in cells roundtable discussion – summary

Yesterday David hosted a roundtable with the Community Justice Coalition to discuss the implementation of computers in cells for education and counselling. The event was initiated by Brett Collins of Justice Action. Other speakers included Ron Fabre from Prison PC, Kat Armstrong from the Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN), and Ken Marslew from Enough […]

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