End market dominance and save local shopping strips

The NSW Greens are calling on the Wollongong Council Administrators to reject the development application by Woolworths to build a large scale shopping centre at Bulli, a development which will have a detrimental impact on local businesses and the character of local area. “The Wollongong administrators ought to reject this application in the interests of […]

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Where were the Palestinian voices?

The debate carried out in the national and state media on the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (“BDS”) motion in Marrickville Council was remarkable for having so few Palestinian voices. BDS is a non-violent campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people in the face of actions by the Israeli government that gravely […]

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Abolish the Game Council

One of the key Greens campaigns over the next four years is to abolish the Game Council, and we’d like your help to do it. The setting up of the Game Council in 2002 was a shameless capitulation to the gun and hunting lobbies that has allowed it to promote a pro-gun culture in NSW, […]

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Repeal Part 3A

(Print out the┬áRepeal Part 3A Petition now) Part 3A of the NSW planning laws take the decision making power for large developments away from local councils and deliver it to the Minister for Planning. Worse still, once a matter has been handed to the Minister, none of the local planning laws or council codes apply […]

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Veronnica Baxter Rally

David joined with CAAH and community activists outside the NSW coroner’s Court in Glebe today to demand an inquiry into the death of Veronnica Baxter. Veronnica was an Aboriginal transgender woman who in 2009, while being held on remand hanged herself in her gaol cell. It took two years for the coronial inquiry into the […]

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Blood Sports in State Forests? No thanks.

The Game Council of NSW has a call for expressions of interest (“EOI”) from hunters for a trial of hunting feral pigs using packs of up to five pig dogs in Nundle, Hanging Rock and Tomalla State Forests. This trial is said by the Game Council to be intended to form part of a broader […]

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Blood sports on public land

The Game Council of NSW is proposing to send hunters using packs of up to five pig dogs to bite and maul feral pigs in Nundle, Hanging Rock and Tomalla State Forests. (SMH 15/4) This proposal is directly contrary to well-established NSW codes of practice for hunting feral pigs, that prohibit the use of dogs […]

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Veronica Baxter: will there ever be justice…

Two years after she died in an all male prison, we are still little closer to learning the real reasons Veronica Baxter died. Veronica, a transgender Aboriginal woman who openly identified as a woman, was found dead in her prison cell in 2009. Last week, after a 2 year delay, the NSW Coroner held a […]

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