EVENT ‘No Spray, No Way’ Community Forum

David will be joining National Toxics Network’s Jo Immig and community spokesperson for concerned residents of Bellingen Shire Susan Weil in Bellingen on Monday 2nd March to discuss Forestry Corporation’s plans to conduct aerial spraying in the Gladstone State Forest. WHEN: Monday 2nd March, 6.30-8.30PM. WHERE: Bellingen Uniting Church, Hyde St Bellingen WHAT: Will have a discussion on: the chemicals proposed […]

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Greens support electrical workers right to strike

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has been hauled before the Fair Work Commission in an attempt to terminate lawfully protected industrial action as workers fight to secure their jobs in the face of the imminent privatisation of the electricity network. The NSW Treasurer has joined with state-owned power distributors Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy in applying […]

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Stakeholders demanding return of benefits to injured workers

There are renewed calls for the government to commit to restoring workers compensation benefits from stakeholders across NSW. Recent forums held by the WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO) and the Law Society of NSW have highlighted the systemic problems in the ‘reformed’ WorkCover scheme. Workers’ compensation has been an ongoing issue under successive governments but the […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Abbott and Baird’s knee-jerk bail reform will not work

Abbott and Baird’s plan to further amend bail laws to automatically refuse bail to anyone identified as a terror suspect goes beyond the recommendations in the joint Martin Place siege review, and pre-empts the outcomes of the coronial inquest. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The proposal to automatically refuse bail is a […]

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Wild Deer: The Illawarra needs a humane, ethical and rational solution, not more hunters

The Greens NSW are calling for legal and policy changes to deliver evidence-based, humane, and effective methods for controlling wild deer populations in the Illawarra region. For too long, the government has ignored the animal welfare and environmental concerns regarding wild deer in the region and instead treated wild deer as a protected “game” resource […]

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Police and Emergency Services

Why police should not be investigating police

It is well and truly time that NSW had an independent police oversight body. The current system sees 99% of police complaints, and all critical incident reviews, undertaken by police. The various police oversight bodies are a tangled jurisdictional mess. Currently the Ombudsman, Coroner’s Court, Police Integrity Commission and Police Internal Affairs all exercise overlapping […]

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