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Justice for Bowraville – draft double jeopardy law reform released

Almost a quarter of a century ago three Aboriginal children, Colleen Walker, Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Evelyn Greenup, were murdered in Bowraville and their killer still walks free.  The circumstances surrounding the three children’s murders have clear similarities, however the legal system at the time prevented all the murders being tried together.  This meant crucial evidence was missing from […]

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Greens support unions’ claim that NSW Coalition Government breached international labour standards

The Greens support the PSU, ACTU and CPSU in their complaint to the International Labour Organisation, arguing that the Government has breached international labour standards by placing an arbitrary cap on public sector annual wage increases, and prohibiting public servants from accessing the independent  Industrial Relations Commission (NSW). The Greens have opposed these restrictions on […]

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Media Release: Corruption findings in SES must lead to reinstatement of brave whistleblower

Media Release: Corruption findings in SES must lead to reinstatement of brave whistleblower The NSW government must immediately move to reinstate whistleblower Tara McCarthy, the former Deputy Commissioner of the SES, in light of today’s ICAC findings that Ms McCarthy was corruptly dismissed despite being a competent and valued public servant. Greens MP and Justice […]

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Firearms and Criminal Groups Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 15/10/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [5.59 p.m.]: I appreciate the Government’s detailed response to the amendments. I will make a few observations. First, there is only a very limited ability in any party to challenge evidence when it comes before […]

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O’Farrell’s planning disaster – no consultation, no money, no change

By imposing hundreds of thousands of new houses and hectare after hectare of high rise development on local communities across Sydney, without ever speaking to local residents or putting aside any funds to meet essential infrastructure, the O’Farrell government has broken its pre-election promise on planning with a re-heated metro strategy that repeats the former […]

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