Congratulations to our new Greens Councillors

 Last Saturday those councils that have so far survived the Baird Government’s forced amalgamations went to the polls. With votes still being counted, The Greens look likely to have elected councillors in at least 19 of the 29 councils where we ran candidates. Those councillors, all of whom were democratically preselected by their local group, […]

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One step forward one step back on police oversight

A bill to establish a single oversight body to investigate police complaints is a welcome step forward, but it fails to address the key failing in the present system with police continuing to investigate police in the most serious cases. The Greens will move amendments to the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Bill so that critical […]

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People with guns kill people

Another violent video shows need for tougher gun control

A video that violently threatens a high profile gun control advocate is deeply disturbing and illustrates a growing gun culture in Australia. The individuals in the video have previously been referred to the NSW Police for posting violent videos aimed at racial and religious minorities and the Greens The Greens are calling for reform to […]

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Greens NSW celebrate Statewide success in local council elections

The Greens NSW are celebrating strong wins across the State in this weekend’s local council elections. The Greens are leading the primary vote in Kiama, strong challengers for the Mayoralty in Shoalhaven and Bellingen and have taken the Mayoralty in Byron Shire Council. Greens have also broken through on councils from Albury to Kyogle and have had […]

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Our week in Budget Estimates

Last week was a busy week at Parliament with David participating in 12 Budget Estimates hearings. Budget Estimates happen once a year and are one of the only opportunities for Greens MPs to ask direct questions of NSW Government Ministers and senior government bureaucrats on policy decisions, budget allocations or any other matters relating to […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Coalition response to Privacy Inquiry misses the mark

The Coalition’s proposal to criminalise “revenge porn” will not empower victims and is an inadequate response to the Parliamentary Inquiry’s recommendations for remedies for the serious invasion of privacy. The inquiry found that the right to privacy needs statutory protection but recommended a civil remedy, not the creation of a new criminal offence. With the […]

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