In November 2014 we saw how politics can work to overcome injustice when representatives from all NSW political parties publicly supported the work of the Parliamentary Committee into the Bowraville ...
10/50 Clearing Neighbourhood Action Plan: Materials and strategies to stop tree loss in your local area
The 10/50 clearing code of practice is now in operation across NSW and trees are being lost at an unprecedented rate. The 10/50 code was introduced by the Liberal Government ...
From brown paper bags of cash, a raft of illegal developer donations and endless lies and cover-ups from politicians, it is time that a focused and considered spotlight was turned ...
The NSW Coalition Government is working with the Shooters Party to strip your voting rights in Local Council elections. They have legislation that delivers two votes to every corporation that ...
We are excited to announce the Animals in the Wild photographic competition will begin next week. The competition is part of our campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular the ...
Logging in the state forests has cost NSW more than $43 million over the past three years – money that would be better spent promoting tourism in the regions, according to the Greens. Each hectare felled costs taxpayers $495, with the losses in 2013-14 alone reaching almost $12 million, the Greens said, citing Forestry Corporation […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Parliamentary Inquiry into the police bugging scandal has today handed down its final report into the long-running bugging scandal that has engulfed the NSW Police Force for more than a decade. It delivered a clear blueprint of of reform that, if accepted, will deliver a single, independent and fair Police oversight body and a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]