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Call for JRPP to reject Evans Head development

On March 15 the Northern Region Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) will consider a development application for the construction of a $78 million retirement village complex on previously toxic land at the Evans head Memorial Aerodrome. The development process has also suffered from planning irregularities and will lead to excessive noise for future residents.

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Bahrain pro-democracy protests [Speech]

This is a video recording and transcript of an adjournment speech David delivered in NSW Parliament on 15 February 2012 to draw attention the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain. The speech can also be found on the NSW Parliament website here. This first video is an SBS News report featuring David and Bahraini refugee Hussein. Bahrain […]

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Corrective Services

Prison escape rate triples [VIDEO]

Questions on notice asked of the Corrective Services NSW Commission Ron Woodham by  David Shoebridge during recent budget estimates hearings have revealed that the number of prisoner escapes tripled from FY 2010 to FY 2011. Read the report on ABC Online | Watch the ABC News report below  Media comment by Greens NSW Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge: […]

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Broken regulator puts profits before motorists [VIDEO]

The motor vehicle insurance system in NSW is broken, and the insurance companies love it that way. This story from the ABC 730 Report exposes the heartbreaking impact on the injured, the super-profits of unaccountable insurers, and a failed regulator ignoring the public interest. The most damming evidence of this sorry situation is the estimates […]

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ABC Stateline on Firearms

The former NSW Labor government struck a number of deals with the Shooters Party to gain their support in the NSW Upper House. This led to an end to hunting in state forests, the reintroduction of duck hunting and the watering down of firearms legislation.

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O’Farrell’s sweet pay off for Shooters Party

Just days after the Shooters Party’s support of the government’s public sector wages legislation, the government has opened up more than 140 State Forests for recreational hunting for an unprecedented 10 years. Legislation brought before parliament by the Shooters Party could see a relaxing of regulations regarding air rifles.

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