2016: guns, amalgamations and steel

2016: guns, amalgamations and steel

As the year draws to a close we can look back on some of the campaigning achievements of 2016. It has not been an easy year for progressive politics around the world, but here in NSW we’ve had some results worth celebrating. We have campaigned strongly against forced...
Sniff Off 2016 Highlights

Sniff Off 2016 Highlights

It’s been a huge year for Sniff Off, the NSW Greens campaign against the use of drug dogs at bars, festivals, and public transport! We’ve put out hundreds of updates on drug dog locations throughout NSW, grown from 8,000 to over 25,000 likes on Facebook, and handed...

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....

Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 08.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. This is one of these moments when we are looking into the future of not just the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission but also potential changes that have been...
Aboriginal justice demands far more than another inquiry

Aboriginal justice demands far more than another inquiry

The Indigenous incarceration inquiry today announced by the Federal Government is a symbolic recognition of our broken criminal justice system, but comes 25 years after the ground-breaking report from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was handed...
NSW Police Minister wrong on Adler and captured by the gun lobby

NSW Police Minister wrong on Adler and captured by the gun lobby

NSW Police Minister Troy Grant has been captured by the ugly minority gun lobby in the NSW National Party and is seeking to impose a US style approach to gun control by lifting the ban on the Adler A110 lever action shotgun. Troy Grant’s unseemly intervention in the...