2016: guns, amalgamations and steel

2016: guns, amalgamations and steel

As the year draws to a close we can look back on some of the campaigning achievements of 2016. It has not been an easy year for progressive politics around the world, but here in NSW we’ve had some results worth celebrating. We have campaigned strongly against forced...
Sniff Off – The drug dogs don’t work

Sniff Off – The drug dogs don’t work

Last weekend the Greens NSW hosted a Sniff Off Party at the Red Rattler in Marrickville to coincide with the introduction of the Sniffer Dogs Repeal Bill. Paul Mac, a great supporter of the Sniff Off campaign, played live, along with Hip Hop Hoe, Love Club, Gang of...
Sniff Off

Sniff Off

Sniff Off: No More Drug Dogs! The Greens NSW are the only major party in NSW that opposes the police use of drug dogs. The use of dogs is ineffective at catching drug dealers but has resulted in substantial impacts on civil liberties.Through questions in Parliament we...
Newcastle Rail – an essential connection

Newcastle Rail – an essential connection

In a direct statement in support of the rail to Newcastle, David will join with community members and rail advocates, as he takes the 6:45am train from Central Sydney to Newcastle. Despite strong recommendations from the inquiry into planning in Newcastle and the...
2014 A year in Green campaigning

2014 A year in Green campaigning

Dear friends, As the year draws to a close we can look back on some of the great campaigning achievements of 2014. It has not been an easy year for progressive politics, but working together in NSW we have still achieved some memorable results that are worth...
Summer of tree clearing across NSW

Summer of tree clearing across NSW

More and more communities across NSW are approaching our office with concerns about the impact of the 10/50 clearing code of practice in their local area. The sound of chainsaws across large swathes of the Northern Beaches and North Shore in particular have locals...
Give 10/50 the Chop & save our neighbourhood trees

Give 10/50 the Chop & save our neighbourhood trees

The 10/50 Clearing Code of Practice is now in operation with clearing occurring across the State. The policy is already causing the loss of much loved suburban greenery, as well as endangered ecological communities such as coastal littoral rainforest. Local...
EVENT: Hawkesbury Activist Training Day

EVENT: Hawkesbury Activist Training Day

Calling all campaigners and activists!  We are running a training day for anyone who wants to become more involved in their community as a non-violent active campaigner. What do you need to do to run a successful campaign? What kind of skills does your organisation...
Inquiry into the EPA an opportunity for the environment

Inquiry into the EPA an opportunity for the environment

On the 19 June 2014 the NSW Legislative Council supported a motion proposed by Luke Foley, amended by David Shoebridge for an “Inquiry into the performance of the NSW Environment Protection Authority“. The terms of reference for the inquiry are below....