Drug driving – the evidence is far from clear

Drug driving – the evidence is far from clear

Listen to David’s interview on drug driving on SYN online here.  David’s latest opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald calls for an evidence based testing scheme for drug driving. Having a motor vehicle licence isn’t a right, it’s a...
Anzac Day deserves to be a proper public holiday like any other

Anzac Day deserves to be a proper public holiday like any other

As published by the Sydney Morning Herald: Anzac Day is our national day of respect and remembrance. It is the day on which we reflect on the tragedy, sacrifice and waste of war. We promise not only to never forget, but also to learn from the past. This year, as the...
Why corporations should never vote

Why corporations should never vote

As published in the Newcastle Herald here: Another day, another corruption headline. Hunter residents are genuinely revolted by the new lows that this state’s politics has sunk to. They are looking for political leadership to sever the link between corporate greed and...
Rio Tinto Turns Its Workers Into Lobbyists [New Matilda]

Rio Tinto Turns Its Workers Into Lobbyists [New Matilda]

Rio Tinto has been urging its workers to make scripted submissions to parliament supporting a mine expansion. Rio doesn’t own its workforce or their opinions, writes Greens MP David Shoebridge An opinion piece published by David in New Matilda on Friday 6...
O’Farrell Hands Planning Back To Developers [New Matilda]

O’Farrell Hands Planning Back To Developers [New Matilda]

  An opinion piece published by David in New Matilda on Monday 25 March 2013. You can see it online in its original context here. Barry O’Farrell has announced that thousands of new homes will be built in Sydney. Will the community have a say in which...
Nobbys preservation historic achievement

Nobbys preservation historic achievement

This article was published in the Newcastle Herald on 19 March 2013. David Shoebridge is a Greens representative in the NSW Legislative Council. He would like to pay tribute to the research of the Coal River Working Party and especially the work of Roslyn Kerr and...
Amateur hunting not achieving its target [OPINION]

Amateur hunting not achieving its target [OPINION]

An opinion piece by David printed in the Bega District News on 5 February 2013. You can see it in its original context here. The hunting lobby’s latest argument is that campaigning for safer gun control laws and for humane and effective feral animal control is...
Appealing to conscience to overturn the Ellis Defence

Appealing to conscience to overturn the Ellis Defence

David’s opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald today identifies the continuing unfairness to victims of abuse in the Catholic Church of the ‘Ellis Defence’. The full text of the piece is below, or can be viewed online here. We are calling on the...
Tasers don’t reduce police firearms use – review required

Tasers don’t reduce police firearms use – review required

This is an opinion piece published today on The Punch. It can be seen online in its original context here. The latest death from a police Taser in Sydney shows the need for the whole community to start asking some tough questions about the ever-expanding use of these...
Sniffer dogs on the nose in NSW

Sniffer dogs on the nose in NSW

The following is an opinion piece published on The ABC Drum online. It can be seen in its original context here. Over the last decade police sniffer dogs have become a fixture on our streets as part of a “tough on crime” agenda by the State government. ...