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Hunter Church Sexual Abuse Inquiry Begins

Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the Police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle My office continues to work with victims and survivors of abuse and their support groups, and many hope that the Special Commission in the Hunter will give them some answers. The Greens […]

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Appalling slaughter of native animals [warning – disturbing images]

Disturbing images of slaughtered kangaroos taken in a NSW State Forest show the appalling reality of unsupervised amateur hunting in NSW  and the real dangers of the O’Farrell government’s proposal to expand hunting to National Parks. Greens MP and Game Council spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “These images of a dozen recently killed and dismembered kangaroos […]

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Game Council Credibility Shot to Pieces

Reports that two senior Game Council executives have been suspended highlight the ongoing problems with the publicly funded pro-gun and hunting body, which was created to woo the shooters lobby in 2002. As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald Greens NSW MP and Firearms spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “For more than a decade the Game […]

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NSW Politics – 2012 year in review – a message from David

Some of the big issues for David and his team in 2012, by portfolio area: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Defeated competitive unionism while delivering win for paramedics and salaried doctors At the forefront of the campaign regarding Work Cover reform and cuts to compensation Saved firefighters and paramedics from changes to workers compensation legislation Highlighted the unfair […]

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Expansion of the sniffer dog program

The Government proposes to substantially expand operations for police sniffer dogs across the whole of the Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter train network and Kings Cross in a step that will expose yet more innocent people to intrusive and humiliating public searches following false positives by the dogs. The expansion of the program to Kings Cross […]

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