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Liberal National government’s heartless Martin Place bill passes

Today in National Homelessness Week the Liberal National government rushed through legislation that will allow police to remove the homeless people from Martin Place, seize and destroy their belongings and break up non-“authorised” protests within the CBD. This is a heartless response from a heartless government that would rather see homeless people disappear than take […]

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Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

It has been a busy year in NSW Parliament, and once again budget estimates are almost upon us. Hearings will be from Thursday 31 August to Friday 8 September 2017. We’d love to hear your thoughts about issues to raise and potential questions to ask. Budget Estimates happen once a year and are one of […]

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Emergency Services Bullying Inquiry

We’ve spoken to many emergency service workers who want to put a submission into the current bullying inquiry, but have concerns about how making a submission might impact on their employment, and specifically that they have worries that making a submission may lead to them being bullied. The committee understands these concerns, and has a […]

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Shoot to kill powers will not make us safer

Implementing The NSW Coroner’s recommendations in relation to the Lindt Café Siege is important and necessary step in moving forward but cannot come at the expense of our civil liberties. The Coalition’s announcement to tighten parole and give police “shoot to kill” powers  will not make us safer and there is little evidence to suggest […]

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Police Minister bluster does little for victims

The Minister for Police Troy Grant has today announced an aggressive, evidence-free package of reforms with the apparent dual purpose of seeing sex offenders face harsher penalties while also reducing the dramatic increases in the prison population. The package allocates more than $200 million dollars which will fund 200 extra staff in Community Corrections and […]

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Challenges ahead for new NSW Police Commissioner

The Greens wish new Police Commissioner Mick Fuller well in his new role leading the NSW Police Force. The NSW Police Force is well overdue for fresh leadership, with poor succession planning by the Coalition as well as  infighting and internal disputes amongst senior police overshadowing the broader work of frontline police for too long. […]

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NSW Police Force overdue for fresh leadership with Commissioner Scipione’s retirement

With the announcement that NSW Police Commissioner Scipione will be ending his role in April, the Greens acknowledge Commissioner Scipione’s service and wish him well. The NSW Police Force is well overdue for fresh leadership, with infighting and internal disputes amongst senior police overshadowing the broader work of frontline police for too long. Greens MP […]

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