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...

Thousands of injured workers to lose compo before Christmas

This Christmas thousands of injured workers are set to lose their workers compensation because of the savage cuts  brought in by the Liberal National government in 2012, and supported by Fred Nile and the Shooters. No one chooses to be injured at work, but if you are...
Event report: Byron Bay Drugs, Driving and Policing Forum

Event report: Byron Bay Drugs, Driving and Policing Forum

        We were delighted with the response to our first community forum in Byron talking about Drugs, Driving and Policing – and specifically how changes in policing practice were heavily targeting the region. David presented the latest data...