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Death of Mark Anthony Haines [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 17.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. On 16 January 1988 in the early hours of the morning, a 17‑year‑old Aboriginal boy, Mark Anthony Haines, was found dead on the train tracks outside Tamworth. It had been pouring with rain that night. At all […]

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Amendment to the Independent Commission Against Corruption [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 16.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: Like my Greens colleagues, I oppose the Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Bill 2016. It is extraordinarily unfortunate that on the second last sitting day this year the Government has introduced a bill […]

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Children in Care [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 08.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.  With the privatisation of electricity assets, ports and lands across New South Wales, the Baird Government is receiving a one-off surge of capital. It is proposing to spend that one-off surge of billions of dollars primarily on […]

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Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Container Deposit Scheme) Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 19.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. I welcome the beautifully named Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Container Deposit Scheme) Bill 2016. This bill does one good thing: It finally establishes a container deposit scheme for New South Wales. I commend not […]

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Child Protection (Working with Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: On behalf of the Greens I indicate that we support the Child Protection (Working With Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. This bill does a number of things. The objectives of the bill include: (a)to amend the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (the Working with Children Act) […]

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