Baird government’s sneaky move to tear down the National Adler ban

Baird’s backflip on the reclassification and importation of the Adler A110 shotgun will put community safety at risk and tear down the National Firearms Agreement. Today’s announcement sees the Baird government pretending to support the importation ban while working to reclassify the weapon to facilitate its importation. Ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with State and Federal […]

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Crown Land reforms raise concerns for local land protection

Crown land reforms tabled in Parliament today are a genuine first step in ensuring that public land is properly managed for the public benefit, but there are serious questions raised by the legislation that proposes large transfers of land to local councils without clear statutory protections. Under the Baird Government’s proposed legislation a large portion […]

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More bluster and bullying from Baird on the Newcastle rail rezoning

  The Newcastle community, and Newcastle Council, must not be bullied by the Baird Government to support UrbanGrowth’s rezoning plans for the Newcastle rail line. The veiled threat by Transport Minister Andrew Constance that Newcastle Council is “robbing the people of Newcastle of $100 million” can’t be allowed to push the council into supporting the […]

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Protecting half the land in NSW: Parliamentary Inquiry recognises vital environmental and social importance of Crown land

Mismanagement, incompetence and indifference sums up the way in which Crown land is presently dealt with in NSW. Against this background the Parliamentary Inquiry into Crown land has today handed down its final report  finding that Crown land is of vital importance to the State’s biodiversity and social fabric. It has delivered 20 recommendations for […]

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Discrimination complaints against openly gay police demands more than silence from Commissioner Scipione

Revelations that four openly gay police from the same Local Area Command have been subject to repeated discrimination from senior officers requires an immediate, and public, response from Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “This is not an isolated complaint, these are four officers from the same command alleging […]

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