NSW bushfires

NSW bushfires

The NSW Greens state delegates conference met on Sunday 20 October and expressed is deep concern and sympathy for all the people and communities who have lost their homes and properties in the current NSW bushfires and stated its appreciation and regard for the brave...
ESTIMATES ROUND UP Attorney General and Justice hearing

ESTIMATES ROUND UP Attorney General and Justice hearing

The complete transcript of this hearing is available here. David asked questions about: • Changes to victims compensation laws • Funding cuts to the Anti-Discrimination Board • Funding for community legal centres • Legal Aid and child sexual abuse compensation •...
ESTIMATES ROUND UP Local Government Hearing

ESTIMATES ROUND UP Local Government Hearing

Complete transcript of this hearing is available here. David asked questions about: • IPART, amalgamations and council rates • Constitutional recognition of local government • The management of dangerous dogs by councils • Protections against selling off community...
EVENT: Assange, Wikileaks & the Law in a Post 9/11 World

EVENT: Assange, Wikileaks & the Law in a Post 9/11 World

Does Julian Assange face a credible threat of extradition to the US? Has the Australian government done enough to protect this citizen’s rights; If he was brought to trial in the US what is the reality of this in a post 9/11 world? DAN MORI Lawyer (US Defence...
BLOG: Bail reform & the return of Laura Norder

BLOG: Bail reform & the return of Laura Norder

The stats on NSW prisoner numbers are appalling. One shocking figure that I saw last week from the University of NSW showed that there are more people on remand in NSW maximum security goals that there are sentenced prisoners. That’s right—there are more people...
Devastation in our State Forests – mid North Coast

Devastation in our State Forests – mid North Coast

On 19 and 20 July David visited the mid north coast, travelling from Port Macquarie to just north of Coffs Harbour. His visit took in many of our spectacular state forests, investigating concerning reports of clear-fell logging and other operations in breach of local...

Part 3A Repeal Bill 2011

The Coalition Government recently moved through Parliament the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Part 3A Repeal) Bill 2011. The Bill partially satisfies the Coalition election commitment to repeal Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment...

No End in Sight for Children in NSW Prisons

Government estimates released to the Greens in response to questions on notice to the Attorney General have revealed that the number of young people in gaols in NSW is expected to remain at record high levels until at least 2013, at an average of over 400 young people...
Tasmanian loggers in the South East Forests

Tasmanian loggers in the South East Forests

On Tuesday 28 June 2011 David again visited the South Coast of NSW to look at the impact of logging on State Forests. Following a report from a local activist a side trip to Bodalla was organised where a Tasmanian logger (Kasun Logging) is currently clearing large...

Gaza Freedom Flotilla II Farewell

On Tuesday 14 June, David hosted a farewell for three participants on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 who are currently on their way to the Middle East to attempt to peacefully challenge the blockade of Gaza. By intercepting and attacking the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla in...

Animal cruelty by recreational hunters

This is the transcript of an adjournment speech David gave in the NSW Legislative Council on 16 June 2011. The original can be found here. The Australian Government report entitled “Assessing Invasive Animals in Australia 2008” identified that invasive...