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JOB: SECRETARY/RESEARCH ASSISTANT in the Office of David Shoebridge

SECRETARY/RESEARCH ASSISTANT. Temporary full time maternity leave relief position for up to 6 months with the possibility of extension. Sydney, CBD. Total remuneration package up to $95,143 pa including salary ($67,996 pa – $77,942 pa), an ‘all incidence of employment allowance’ of $7,927 pa, employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. David Shoebridge, MLC […]

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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 and selfless work of all volunteer and staff firefighters. The […]

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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 • Sentencing for historic child sexual abuse • Why the submission by police to the […]

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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 land. In response to questioning by David about processes local councils are required to go through to […]

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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 not convicted than convicted in maximum security facilities.

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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 Act. However it is not consistent with the spirit of those promises and entirely fails to truly overhaul the […]

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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 per day. Attorney General Greg Smith’s rhetoric […]

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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 tracts of forest. It has been reported that […]

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