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Redfern Waterloo Authority sits on affordable housing money

Greens MP David Shoebridge has called on the Government to start spending money collected for affordable housing purposes in the Redfern Waterloo area. “The Redfern Waterloo Authority is able to levy new developments and spend the money collected on affordable housing in the area, but to date it has produced  not a single affordable housing […]

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Planning Minister blames developer for slow process at Lewisham

In answer to a question in Parliament by Greens MP David Shoebridge about the time the Government was taking to make a decision on the Lewisham Towers development proposal, which was first lodged 18 months ago, Planning Minister Tony Kelly has blamed the developers for the delay in providing an environmental assessment of the proposal. […]

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Greens oppose Lennon’s bid for Barangaroo seat

Greens MP David Shoebridge has labelled proposals for a Unions NSW representative to replace Clover Moore on the board of the Barangaroo Delivery authority as outrageous. “To ignore the close links between the leadership of Unions NSW and the State Parliamentary Labor party would be to ignore reality, said Mr Shoebridge, Greens spokesperson for Planning. […]

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Conduct Code Draws Flak From All Sides

THE Division of Local Government is reviewing the model code of conduct laid down for councils but insists it cannot determine the merit of complaints made under the code of conduct. The Minister for Local Government, Barbara Perry, acknowledged a host of problems with the code but said at a budget estimates hearing last week […]

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Water cannon a washout

“In answers given at Budget Estimates Committee hearings at the NSW Parliament today, the Commissioner for Police confirmed that the water cannon purchased by NSW Police in 2007 for $700,000 has never once been used in action,” said David Shoebridge, Greens MP and spokesperson for Police.

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Housing less affordable than ever; Minister clueless

“The new NSW Housing Minister, Frank Terezini, gave an underwhelming performance at the Housing Estimates hearing this week in parliament,” said Greens MP and Housing spokesperson David Shoebridge. “The Housing Minister Mr. Frank Terezini, did not appear to have much interest in, let alone knowledge of, his own portfolio.

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NSW child gaol rate four times Victorian rate

Question: “Minister, can you please explain what is so different about New South Wales, particularly our children, that your Government jails our children at more than four times the rate than they do just across the border in Victoria?” David Shoebridge Greens MLC and spokesperson for Juvenile Justice

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