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MR: End Hastings River witch-hunt and find real answers

Responding to further controversy regarding the contamination of the Hastings River and the involvement of the EPA and Independent MP Rob Oakeshott, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge warned that the real issues involved should not be forgotten. p1. The Australian, 18 November | ABC Online | “The real issues here are the extent of the […]

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MR: No public housing for Barangaro – not one unit.

Occupying 22 hectares of public harbour foreshore land in the heart of the city, with an estimated total cost of $6 billion, the NSW Government has indicated they intend to provide absolutely no public housing in the development of Barangaroo. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “With over 43,000 people waiting on the NSW public […]

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MR: NSW Greens office attacked

The State office of the NSW Greens in Sydney has come under attack with excrement smeared on the outside of the building, and the locks vandalised.  The police have been called and are investigating.  The Greens have condemned the attack.

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MR: Parkview snubs local council and affordable housing stress in Penrith

Greens MP and planning spokesperson David Shoebridge MLC today condemned the Part 3A development application made by Parkview to develop the site at 164 Station Street Penrith, saying that the proposal undermined Penrith Council’s vision for the area. “The contempt of this developer for local planning laws is staggering,” Mr Shoebridge said. “The Penrith City […]

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MR: Sydney Water to sell-off vital public space in Ryde

Ahead of the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s decision on the fate of Cudal Reserve, NSW Greens MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge called on Sydney Water to listen to the local community and council and dedicate the land as public space. “Sydney Water’s total refusal to even consider the views of the public is evidence […]

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MR: Local Government survives Coalition push, O’Farrell supports change in planning laws.

Greens NSW MP and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge welcomed the Independent Network and the Greens retaining control of the Presidency of the Local Government Association at the LGA Annual Conference in Albury. “This is a great result – NSW was in serious danger of sliding completely into the hands of the Coalition,” Mr Shoebridge […]

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MR: Greens: Surrogacy Bill a welcome piece of legislation

The Surrogacy Bill introduced today into the NSW Upper House is a welcome piece of legislation, according to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. “The surrogacy bill is a good example of legislation finally catching up with the reality in our society,” Mr Shoebridge said. “The Greens strongly support the surrogacy legislation, which is the culmination […]

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MR: Attorney General swaps sense for small change

Legislation being brought by the NSW Attorney General into  NSW Parliament this week is a severe over-reaction to a  minor administrative error, according to Greens NSW MP David  Shoebridge. “To correct what is quite a small administrative issue, Mr Hatzistergos  is planning to severely impinge on people’s personal rights and liberties and  undermine the National […]

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MR: Locking up children just doesn’t add up

Greens MP and Police and Juvenile Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge today called on Police Minister Michael Daley to give further details on incidents of police assaults on young people, and demanded immediate action. The information was revealed in answers to Questions on Notice asked by Mr Shoebridge in Budget Estimates last month. (Daily Telegraph 18/10/10 […]

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