Premier running out of places to hide on Gentrader Inquiry

Following the release of advice from the Crown Solicitor and the Clerk of Legislative Council in relation to the Gentrader Inquiry, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge is calling on the Premier Kristina Keneally to stop running and stop trying to scare off witnesses. SMH |Daily Telegraph “One day very soon the Premier is going to […]

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When the Post Office becomes all about profit

When Australia Post sniffs a financial cold, suburban Post Offices hold their breath in case they are shut down as unprofitable. This is the case with at least 9 local Post Offices in the Sydney Metropolitan area which are deemed to be unprofitable now or in the near future. Two of these Post Offices, Glebe […]

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Greens produce legislation to protect Gentrader witnesses

The Greens are releasing a Draft Exposure Bill titled ‘Parliamentary Protection Bill 2011’ that will ensure there is parliamentary privilege for all witnesses appearing before the Gentrader Inquiry. In a media release NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “From proroguing the parliament to bullying witnesses, the NSW Premier has done everything she could to avoid […]

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Save the Old Kings School Site

Today David spoke at a rally in Parramatta at the site of the Old Kings School with local campaigners fighting to keep the land in public hands. Despite widely-supported plans to turn the site into an Arts hub for Western Sydney, there is the real danger that the State Labor Goverment is going to give […]

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Old Kings School Site Must Remain in Public Hands

Speaking at a public rally in Parramatta, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge called for the NSW Government to commit to retaining the Old Kings School site in Parramatta as public property rather than giving it to the Catholic Church. “The old Kings School site is public land and it must remain in public hands,” Mr […]

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Premier responds with yet more spin

Following the announcement by the Premier that she would appear before the Gentrader Inquiry, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the Premier has responded to growing public anger with yet more spin. SMH “The Premier’s backflip in deciding to attend the Upper House inquiry has come in response to mounting public pressure over her decision […]

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Gentrader inquiry saved in a good end to the year

Premier Keneally this week tried to shut down NSW Parliament in a blatant attempt to stifle a Parliamentary Inquiry in the recent sell-off of the NSW electricity industry by Treasurer Eric Roozendaal. Despite the best efforts of the Premier, the Treasurer and the Attorney General to bully committee members and potential witnesses, the inquiry will […]

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