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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 evident in that debate, when we […]

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Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017; Universities Legislation Amendment (Planning Agreements) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:20 ): The Greens do not oppose the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017. It is one of those bills that regularly come to the House containing a number of essential tidying-up provisions to ensure that legislation keeps track with all changes. We have raised a substantive concern about voluntary planning […]

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Tattoo Parlours Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 15:09 ): On behalf of The Greens I speak to the Tattoo Parlours Amendment Bill 2017. I note at the outset that The Greens do not support the bill but we note that one small element of it, the renewal aspect, is desperately needed by the industry so we will not […]

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Fire and Emergency Services Levy Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRID GE ( 11:43 ): On behalf of The Greens, I indicate that we oppose the Government’s Fire and Emergency Services Levy Bill 2017. We oppose it because the Government’s legislation offers a billion-dollar gift to the insurance companies, which will be paid for primarily by ordinary mums and dads and residential owners […]

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Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:01 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate that we support the Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017. Some people might find The Greens support for this bill surprising, given the strong opposition The Greens have had to the two previous efforts by the Government to reform the compulsory third party […]

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Local Government Amendment (Rates – Merged Council Areas) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 19:55 ): On behalf of The Greens, I indicate our strong opposition to the Local Government Amendment (Rates—Merged Council Areas) Bill 2017, which I think is effectively—if anyone can understand the drafting of the bill—the Government’s plan to apply rate pegging, as determined by the Minister for Local Government, to all […]

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Fines Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: I note the offensive interjection from the former Government Whip. The object of the bill is to amend the Fines Act 1996 to allow the Commissioner of Fines Administration: (a)to take civil enforcement action against a fine defaulter who is an individual without first suspending or cancelling the fine defaulter’s driver licence […]

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Gun Control

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:48 ): With gun ownership steadily on the rise in Australia, and with more and more pro-gun members in our State and Federal parliaments, we decided that it was time to take a trip to the land of the free and the home of the gun. At the end of last […]

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