Valid asbestos concerns but no case to sack Blue Mountains Council

The Greens commend the Blue Mountains Council staff, community and councillors who have campaigned to address serious asbestos safety issues. However we oppose the Liberal Government’s plans to suspend the council as yet another attack on local democracy. While...
NSW Police must commence a fresh investigation into gay hate crime

NSW Police must commence a fresh investigation into gay hate crime

The NSW Police must accept the findings of the Coroner and the demands of Scott Johnson’s family to commence a fresh investigation of his murder in 1988. The third inquest into Scott Johnson’s death has today found that he was the victim of a gay hate crime. Greens MP...
What you need to know about the Planning Bill

What you need to know about the Planning Bill

The Liberal National government has pushed through major changes to our planning laws – without even one mention of climate change. The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 passed NSW Parliament this week with the support of Labor and Fred...

Empty rhetoric isn’t enough to plan for Sydney

The draft Greater Sydney Region Plan released by the Greater Sydney Commission is heavy on rhetoric about affordability, infrastructure and sustainability but lacks the detail and enforceable targets to deliver the city we need. The biggest hole in the draft plan is...

NSW needs to lead the way in opting in to redress scheme

Victims of historic child sexual abuse are one step closer to justice today with the announcement of a federal redress scheme. NSW must now lead the way in opting in to the scheme and implementing each of the Royal Commission’s redress recommendations when its final...