MEDIA Damning high-level planning report on Newcastle buried by Council and State Government

A high-level independent report prepared for Newcastle Council that is highly critical of the State government’s controversial rezoning of Newcastle’s East End has been hidden by the Council and State Government from councillors and the public. The report was ignored by Council and the State Government when the controversial and out-of-scale rezoning of sites owned […]

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EVENT The Joseph McCabe Lecture 2014

David Shoebridge MLC will deliver this year’s Joseph McCabe Lecture: ‘The Ellis Defence and Its Aftermath’. John Ellis is an abuse victim who attempted to sue the Catholic Church for compensation. He lost a High Court case with costs awarded against him. The Church’s argument was that the Church was an unincorporated association whose assets […]

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Industrial Relations

WorkCover belatedly apologises to bullied worker Wayne Butler

WorkCover has provided bullied employee Wayne Butler an official apology for his treatment whilst working for the organisation, and since. The apology was also circulated to WorkCover’s employees through their intranet systems: CEO_message_Apology. A full copy of the apology is available here: WorkCover Apology to Wayne Butler  This follows the June 2013 finding by the Industrial […]

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Wombats, Logging and Glenbog State Forest

In August this year a number of wombats were buried alive in their burrows during logging at Glenbog State Forest. When the Minister for Primary Industries was asked by David in Budget Estimates about these destructive logging operations her response was evasive and utterly without concern for the plight of these native animals. David has […]

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Animals in the Wild Exhibition in Berrima

Our Animals in the Wild photographic competition was taken to Berrima last week with the exhibition being displayed at the Bell Gallery thanks to the fantastic support and organisation of the Southern Highlands Greens and Wingecarribee WIRES. Animals in the Wild is an important part of our campaign against recreational hunting. The photo competition encouraged animal lovers and nature […]

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EVENT: Film screening of ‘The Lab’

The Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine presents the investigative documentary “The Lab” which looks at the Israeli arms industry and the nexus between this industry and the ongoing military occupation of Palestine at the NSW Parliament on Tuesday October 14th in conjunction with the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Palestine who are hosting the […]

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Operation Protea hearings: Day one

The first public hearing of the Police Integrity Commission “Operation Protea” today provided some idea of what was to come. The comprehensive opening statement from Counsel Assisting the Commission set out the scope of the inquiry as follows:  This is a public hearing under ss 32 and 33 of the Police Integrity Commission Act 1996 […]

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