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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. It had been pouring with rain that night. At all […]

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Amendment to the Independent Commission Against Corruption [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 16.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: Like my Greens colleagues, I oppose the Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Bill 2016. It is extraordinarily unfortunate that on the second last sitting day this year the Government has introduced a bill […]

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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 proposing to spend that one-off surge of billions of dollars primarily on […]

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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 temperatures from rising more than two degrees by the end of this […]

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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 course, that surge started with the Reagan administration’s […]

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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 of multiculturalism and the amazing contribution […]

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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 police officer on the Catholic Church’s Professional Standards Resource Group [PSRG]. The PSRG, as […]

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