Careless killing of wombats in Glenbog State Forest

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 […]

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Coalition plans to entrench corporate and developer control of Wollongong council

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. […]

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Why corporations should never vote

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 […]

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Liberals and Shooters combine to steal residents’ voting rights

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. […]

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EVENT: Hawkesbury Activist Training Day

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 […]

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Presumption of innocence takes a hit with Bail Law reforms

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 […]

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