Arms fairs unchecked as part of proliferating gun culture

Arms fairs unchecked as part of proliferating gun culture

NSW Greens are raising concerns over the number of arms fairs and the lack of scrutiny of applications for arms fairs from NSW police. Material obtained by the Greens under freedom of information laws reveals that between 2012 and 2014, 21 arms fair permits were...
Hawkesbury Council fails to come to the Mardi Gras party

Hawkesbury Council fails to come to the Mardi Gras party

At least 11 Sydney local councils have decided to fly the LGBTI Rainbow Flag, but the Hawkesbury City Council last week voted down a motion to fly the flag during the Mardi Gras season.  The motion was lost on the casting vote of the Mayor Kim Ford after giving...
Your civil liberties under attack in O’Farrell’s NSW

Your civil liberties under attack in O’Farrell’s NSW

The O’Farrell Government’s first 18 months in office has seen a consistent assault on our civil liberties. From consorting laws, to reviving drunk and disorderly powers for police and mandatory sentencing, the O’Farrell Government has continued the...
Greens stand up for paramedics, junior doctors and unions

Greens stand up for paramedics, junior doctors and unions

As you probably know, right wing governments in NSW and Queensland are attacking the wages, conditions and jobs of working people, particularly in the public sector. The latest attack on working people in NSW was an attempt by the O’Farrell government to...
Planning Green Paper: HAVE YOUR SAY

Planning Green Paper: HAVE YOUR SAY

It is essential that people from across the community understand the real impact of the O’Farrell government’s proposed changes to NSW planning laws. In July the NSW government released a Green Paper; setting out its broad intentions for planning law...
Enterprise Zones: coming soon to a suburb near you?

Enterprise Zones: coming soon to a suburb near you?

The O’Farrell government is proposing rules-free ‘Enterprise Zones’ for NSW, as part of their changes to the NSW planning system. This is a recipe for a developers’ paradise with absolutely no restrictions on potentially historic and important...