Government procurement key to securing steel innovation in the Illawarra

Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge is in the Illawarra today to speak with steel researchers, union representatives and the industry about the need for the NSW Parliament to pass the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016. If passed the Bill will require Australian steel to be used in public infrastructure projects in NSW and is the key to securing steel manufacturing and […]

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When it comes to TAFE, regional pathways won’t fix what the government broke

Skills Minister John Barilaro’s announcement of the private tenders for training and employment placement is cold comfort for young regional people facing the mounting costs of vocational education and training and massive cuts in Federal government support, says NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. While the state government has pledged $8 million to be delivered through […]

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Private schools using public funds to build lavish facilities

Data for school funding and expenditure analysed by the Greens NSW demonstrates how just 20 exclusive private schools in NSW received over $111 million in state and federal government funding in 2014. They then used this funding to offset lavish expenditure on the construction of swimming pools, recital halls and tennis courts in schools with already extensive […]

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Private arsenals grow as registered gun numbers soar

The Greens have released new figures showing for the first time the extent of gun ownership, and the disturbing number of private arsenals, across NSW. As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: Private gun owners have been allowed to stockpile personal arsenals comprised of hundreds of weapons in suburban Sydney, data obtained by the NSW […]

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