The NSW Coalition Government is working with the Shooters Party to strip your voting rights in Local Council elections. They have legislation that delivers two votes to every corporation that ...
We are excited to announce the Animals in the Wild photographic competition will begin next week. The competition is part of our campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular the ...
Today Greens MPs in Commonwealth and State Parliaments are uniting to call for an Australia-wide scheme to deliver Portable Long Service Leave for all working Australians. You can read SA ...
New research from The Greens indicates that, in the time the O’Farrell government has been in power the State’s top planning body which considers the largest and most controversial developments ...
An expensive, ineffective and discriminatory answer to alcohol fuelled violence. The O’Farrell government’s proposed mandatory sentencing laws for alcohol related violence will see the NSW prison system literally overwhelmed, facing ...
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
This is a short, and hopefully simple, explanation of how the anti-democratic Local Government corporate voting bill of the Shooters and Liberals works. To check for yourself a copy of the bill is available here. To start with a couple of basics. A bill is a proposed law that has been read on to the […]
If it’s not bad enough that the NSW Liberal Government is in Bentleys with developers, now they are directly linking money and votes through business voting, and getting back in bed with the Shooters Party to do so. NSW Greens MP and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “This is a direct step back to […]
Calling all campaigners and activists! We are running a training day for anyone who wants to become more involved in their community as a non-violent active campaigner. What do you need to do to run a successful campaign? What kind of skills does your organisation need to make an impact? A wider range of skills […]
Ugly, divisive and uninformed politics has produced the NSW government’s recently announced bail law reforms, which are not founded on evidence, are not supported by key stakeholders and ultimately will not make NSW a safer place. A copy of the report by former Attorney General John Hatzistergos and being used by the Government to justify […]