Tony Kelly’s Last Shout

Planning Minister Tony Kelly’s boast about the amount of developments rushed through in the past month shows a total lack of regard for the future of NSW, according to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. “If Mr Kelly is so proud of his achievements, why did he slip his statement out at half past two on […]

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What is the Rising Tide 7 case about?

Rising Tide 7 are seven climate change activists being prosecuted by the police, on behalf of the mining giants XStrata and Rio Tinto, for $525,000 in alleged ‘victim’s compensation’. The police allege that a short peaceful direct action protest by Rising Tide at the Newcastle coal loader in September 2010 caused this loss to Port […]

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Ron Woodham should go: prison inquiry a bandaid

Greens MP David Shoebridge has today called on the government to sack the NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Rod Woodham and commit to a whole scale clean up of the NSW prisons system, with a new management team and proper independent scrutiny of its operations. “The urgent state-wide review prison review just announced by Commissioner Woodham […]

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Planning Minister fails affordable housing test

The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey ranking Sydney as the second most unaffordable housing market in the world has highlighted what many in the city already know all too well: Sydney’s property market is failing its residents. Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “Housing in Sydney is becoming out of the reach of many, and can […]

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Coalition Threatens Cuts to Services and Public Transport

The announcement by the NSW Coalition that if elected they will cut public sector jobs, privatise ferry maintenance and scrap the Epping to Parramatta rail link shows that their agenda post March will lead to lost services and a continuing failure to invest in key infrastructure. Daily Telegraph Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “With these […]

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Privatised Prisons Not Delivering and the Public Keeps Paying

The dramatic closure of the newly privatised Parklea minimum security prison, in the wake of the escape of three prisoners this week, is evidence of the failure of the” privatise at any cost” model of government now being adopted by both the ALP and Coalition. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “Parklea prison was only […]

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Surrogacy Campaign Continues

Hi everyone, You’ve probably seen the breaking news this week about Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announcing that they are about to have a child through commercial surrogacy. There’s been quite a lot of press around it, which has broadened into commentary on the Surrogacy Act passed last year and on commercial surrogacy in general. […]

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Part 3A to blame for Calderwood development

Shellharbour Council and local residents have every right to be outraged by the Calderwood Development according to Greens MP David Shoebridge, and their anger should be turned towards Part 3A of the NSW Planning system “The only reason the Calderwood housing development is going ahead is because of Part 3A of the planning system,” Mr […]

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