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Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 11.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. On behalf of The Greens I state at the outset that we oppose the Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Bill 2016. The objects of the bill are to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1996 to abolish […]

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Electricity standoff: Baird must intervene to protect jobs and safety

Inaction from the Baird government and aggressive industrial tactics from Essential Energy have forced unions and employees to take unprecedented industrial action from next Monday. In the interests of safety and decency, the Greens NSW are calling on the Baird government to intervene and end the state-owned corporation’s ongoing attacks on the jobs and conditions of […]

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Baird’s plan to privatise prisons – a risk to NSW democracy

The NSW Coalition’s plan to privatise the State’s prisons is a serious risk to the State’s democracy, putting in place a dangerous incentive for multi-national corporations to lobby and donate to any political party that will drive their profits by gaoling more citizens. Privatised prisons are no solution to the chronic overcrowding in the State’s prisons […]

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Baird the Grinch who stole retail workers Christmas

Last night Mike Baird teamed up with Fred Nile to steal half the Christmas holiday from hundreds of thousands of retail workers across NSW. At the stroke of midnight, the Liberal, National and Christian Democrat parties joined together to amend the State’s retail trading laws to open up all retail stores across the state to […]

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Government Brothel Inquiry Opens the Door to Re-Regulation of Sex Work Against All the Evidence

Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, and Greens MP and Industrial Relations Spokesperson, David Shoebridge MLC,  have criticised the recommendations of the NSW Legislative Assembly Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels, which has today recommended that a licensing model be introduced in NSW. Dr Faruqi said: […]

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