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....

Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 [Debate]

This speech was delivered on 15.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: As one of The Greens members in this House, I strongly oppose the Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 and the Local Land Services Amendment...

Crown Land Management Bill 2016 [Debate]

This speech was delivered on 8.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Two years ago a little girl at St Albans wrote: Dear your Majesty, happy birthday. I hope you had a good one. But there is another reason why I write to you. You...

Children in Care [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 08.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.  With the privatisation of electricity assets, ports and lands across New South Wales, the Baird Government is receiving a one-off surge of capital. It is...

Climate Change [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 12.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. It is one year since the Paris climate agreement. One year ago we saw 195 countries, including Australia, make an historical commitment to keep global...

Private Prisons

This speech was delivered on 20.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. The United States of America leads the world in many ways. One of those is in jailing its own, with the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world. Of...

Subcontinental Community in New South Wales

This speech was delivered on 15.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. I appreciate this opportunity to speak in support of the motion moved by the Hon. Peter Primrose. To stand in the New South Wales upper House and speak in support...

Operation Protea [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 22/10/2014. You can read the original contribution here.   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [7.02 p.m.]: Last week the Police Integrity Commission [PIC] held public hearings for Operation Protea, which is an inquiry considering the role of a...

Glenbog State Forest [Speech]

This speech was given on 14/10/2014. You can read the original contribution here Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [10.36 p.m.]: Yesterday morning I visited Glenbog State Forest in the south of New South Wales to join local wildlife carers and forestry protectors to examine the...

Grandmothers Against Removals [Speech]

This speech was made on 11/09/2014. You can read the original contribution here Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.40 p.m.]: New South Wales children from Aboriginal communities are being removed from their families at an unprecedented rate. Too many Aboriginal children are being...