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David Shoebridge and Jason Falinski on ABC24 – 26 November 2016

Lebanese Immigration to Australia Last week Peter Dutton drew a line between the Commonwealth Government and the Australian Lebanese community by stating that former Prime Minister Malcom Fraser “made mistakes” with immigration in the 1970’s.  Australia is a vibrant and successful multicultural society, and there is no place for Mr Dutton’s divisive politics. The Minister for Immigration says […]

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It’s official: confusion and delay steal the day with Baird’s forced council mergers

Baird’s unpopular forced council amalgamations are continuing to cause confusion and chaos, with advice from the Office of Local Government today indicating that there could be as many as four separate election dates for local councils. The so-called “clarification was sent by circular to all local councils this week.  It sets out four possible election […]

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Opinion piece: High Court ruling on donations

The High Court yesterday McCloy & Ors v State of NSW, in which property developer and Former Mayor of Newcastle was seeking to challenge the validity of state bans on developer donations to political parties.  The court supported the bans, finding that developer money was a valid corruption risk and one that it was appropriate […]

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100,000 NSW residents to be targeted in ‘wasteful, unfair’ roadside drug testing

Information obtained by the Greens through the freedom of information process has shown that the current roadside drug testing regime is arbitrary, invasive and has no relationship to the impairment of drivers on our roads. The complete set of documents obtained through this process is available for download and sharing on our Open Government NSW […]

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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 Powers) Bill 2015 aims to repeal parts of the Law Enforcement Powers and […]

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Justice for Victims – getting traction

The Greens NSW campaign for justice for victims of child abuse: 1. Remove time limits for victims’ civil damages claims 2. Bring sentencing for past child abusers into the 21st century 3. Stop churches hiding their money in trusts You can find out more about this important reform package here.

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Global March for Lions & Sydney Pig Save

It was great to get out this weekend and speak in support of animal rights.  The Greens have strong policy position that the sentient animals we share this planet with should be treated as something far greater than property. On Saturday 14 March 2015 David spoke at the Global March for Lions, from NSW Parliament House to Sydney […]

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