Greens bill to stop forced amalgamations

The Greens have a parliamentary package that is simple, democratic and will fix the forced amalgamation mess. As reported by the Mosman Daily: THE  Greens will attempt to end forced council amalgamations with a Bill in NSW Parliament. Upper House MP David Shoebridge will introduce the Bill in the current sitting session. There are 20 […]

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Disgraceful decision by “Fair” Work Australia to slash penalty rates

“Fair” Work Australia’s decision to slash penalty rates for thousands of hospitality, retail and fast food workers is a disgraceful attack on workers’ rights. Workers depend on penalty rates to pay their bills and make ends meet, penalty rates are a fair and equitable recognition work being done during unsociable hours. The Greens will continue […]

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Ray Williams must go

Premier Berejiklian must take a stand and immediately remove Ray Williams from her cabinet amid evidence of thousands of dollars in property developer donations being funnelled through the Hawkesbury Club for Liberal party campaigning. Leaked financial records from the NSW Liberal Party indicate that thousands of dollars of illegal donations from property developers were delivered […]

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Making them answer for their sins

Australia allows the Catholic Church to protect sexual predators, and any information the church holds on its own illegal activity, from the law. We let it do this by granting protections afforded to no other religious group. It is time this ended. In 1973 the Australian government granted the Vatican (called the Holy See in […]

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Greens call for an end to the Catholic Church’s diplomatic protection

For too long Australia has allowed the Catholic Church to protect sex offenders, and any information the Church holds on its own illegal activity, through its formal diplomatic recognition of the Vatican. It is the only religious body to be given these extraordinary protections. The Greens are calling on this diplomatic status to be formally […]

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Consultation on the future of “the commons” – submissions due TUESDAY

Submissions are open until COB Tuesday for “Recognising and protecting the values of commons” – a proposal that will have a far reaching impact on public lands – make a submission to: community.engagement@crownland.nsw.gov.au The Government’s Fact Sheet about the proposed changes is here. Our submission is here: 170216 CROWN LANDS Commons submission You may also wish […]

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Major parties being bought by the gun lobby

Both Labor and the Coalition have been caught with their hands in the pocket of the gun lobby, with election funding data revealing the gun lobby has donated $353,000 to Australian political parties in the 2015-16 financial year. While Bob Katter’s Party, the Shooters Fishers and Farmers, and David Leyonhjelm’s Liberal Democrats unsurprisingly top the […]

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