Local Government Amendment (Amalgamation Referendums) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 11:25 ): I give The Greens’ strong endorsement to the Local Government Amendment (Amalgamation Referendums) Bill 2017. If the Government had any sense it would endorse and embrace this bill with open arms, because it gets them out of a...

Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 17:51 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate our party’s support of the Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017. This bill is at least some partial acknowledgement that our laws, both criminal and civil, are currently failing people in...

Home Building Amendment (Compensation Reform) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 15:28 ): The Greens do not oppose the Home Building Amendment (Compensation Reform) Bill 2017 but we have significant concerns about it. The bill seeks to do a number of things. First of all, it proposes to have a new legislative framework which...

Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 11:59 ): I speak on behalf of The Greens in the debate on the Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and note our genuine concerns. It appears that this bill has been introduced by the Government as a pre-emptive surrender—no doubt...

Workers Rights

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 02:52 ): Let u s be clear : T he Greens members support the right to strike. I will say it again : W e support the right to strike. That i s why we will always support the right of workers and unions to take collective action to protect their...

Climate Change

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:31 : 5 ): It is no exaggeration to say that climate change is the biggest political and moral challenge of our time. It is a threat to our natural world, national security and our access to food and water. It is a threat to human rights around...

Death of Stephen Smith

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 19:42 ): At 3.45 a.m. on 5 October 1995 tragedy struck the small township of Werris Creek, just south of Tamworth. Stephen Smith, known to his friends as Whiffy, was struck and killed by a northbound freight train. Since that time Stephen’s...

Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 12:11 : 2 ): The Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016 should not be controversial. It is 2017. We have an obligation to give women full control over their reproductive rights and remove abortion from the Crimes Act. That...

Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 15:45 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate that we have serious concerns in relation to the Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. This Chamber has debated at length the issue of Crown land in New South Wales. The value of this Chamber was...