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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 this State, most often women, when it comes to image‑based sexual […]

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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 allows for private engagement in the home building […]

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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 driven by some threatened Nationals members in the bush—to […]

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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 […]

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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 the globe. International […]

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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 family and friends have been searching for answers. Stephen’s death […]

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