Sniff Off 2016 Highlights

Sniff Off 2016 Highlights

It’s been a huge year for Sniff Off, the NSW Greens campaign against the use of drug dogs at bars, festivals, and public transport! We’ve put out hundreds of updates on drug dog locations throughout NSW, grown from 8,000 to over 25,000 likes on Facebook, and handed...
Denver, Colorado – what we have seen

Denver, Colorado – what we have seen

On April 20 1999 the Columbine Massacre happened in a suburban school in Denver, Colorado. It is a tragic story that everyone remembers. Two students used semi-automatic and repeat-action firearms to kill 12 students and a teacher. Tom Mauser, whose son Daniel was...
Drug Detection Dog Repeal Bill

Drug Detection Dog Repeal Bill

Today Greens member for Newtown Jenny Leong will give notice of a bill to end the use of drug detection dogs without a warrant on public transport, at festivals, bars and Kings Cross. The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment (Sniffer Dogs—Repeal of...
Government sneaks through further wages cuts under cover of budget

Government sneaks through further wages cuts under cover of budget

Last week buried deep in the legislation for the NSW budget was the: State Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2014. In the last two pages of this bill was something that should not have been in the budget: a deceitful move by the Baird...
WIRO annual report: damning conclusions about WorkCover

WIRO annual report: damning conclusions about WorkCover

The WorkCover Independent Review Office report paints a damning picture of the ongoing problems within the NSW Workers Compensation system. The adversarial practices of insurers in particular are a cause for substantial ongoing concern for many injured workers, and...
2013: A Green Review

2013: A Green Review

As the year draws to a close we can look back on some of the great campaigning achievements of 2013. But most of all we want to thank you for your support. Without it none of the work of the Greens NSW MPs would have been possible: ​ Making public transport a priority...
Blog: Koalas under threat in Pine Creek State Forest

Blog: Koalas under threat in Pine Creek State Forest

David Shoebridge, Greens MP in the NSW Upper House, met with forest ‘protectors’ on December 19 to draw attention to the proposed logging of Compartments 26 and 27 of Pine Creek State Forest, near Bonville. “Commendable research by the Bellingen...
Time to consider stronger protection for whistleblowers

Time to consider stronger protection for whistleblowers

In May this year, SES Deputy Commissioner, Tara McCarthy, was given an hour to get her things into boxes and get out of the office. She had been sacked. Why the Deputy Commissioner was removed from her job in the State Emergency Service is now the subject of an...
Justice for the Bowraville victims

Justice for the Bowraville victims

It has been more than two decades since three Aboriginal children; Colleen Walker-Craig, Evelyn Greenup and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, were murdered over a five month period on the Bowraville mission. To this day the NSW police have failed to bring the person who murdered...