Conduct Code Draws Flak From All Sides

THE Division of Local Government is reviewing the model code of conduct laid down for councils but insists it cannot determine the merit of complaints made under the code of conduct. The Minister for Local Government, Barbara Perry, acknowledged a host of problems with the code but said at a budget estimates hearing last week […]

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Water cannon a washout

“In answers given at Budget Estimates Committee hearings at the NSW Parliament today, the Commissioner for Police confirmed that the water cannon purchased by NSW Police in 2007 for $700,000 has never once been used in action,” said David Shoebridge, Greens MP and spokesperson for Police.

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Housing less affordable than ever; Minister clueless

“The new NSW Housing Minister, Frank Terezini, gave an underwhelming performance at the Housing Estimates hearing this week in parliament,” said Greens MP and Housing spokesperson David Shoebridge. “The Housing Minister Mr. Frank Terezini, did not appear to have much interest in, let alone knowledge of, his own portfolio.

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NSW child gaol rate four times Victorian rate

Question: “Minister, can you please explain what is so different about New South Wales, particularly our children, that your Government jails our children at more than four times the rate than they do just across the border in Victoria?” David Shoebridge Greens MLC and spokesperson for Juvenile Justice

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David Shoebridge

Welcome to David Shoebridge’s website

David has recently entered the NSW Legislative Council, replacing Sylvia Hale. He was first elected to Woollahra Municipal Council for the Greens in 2004, and was then returned in 2008. David was preselected in 2009 as the lead candidate for the Greens NSW for the March 2011 State election. However, when Greens MLC Sylvia Hale resigned in […]

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