MR: DECCW issues Hastings clean-up order – about time

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge today welcomed DECCW finally issuing a clean-up directive to Birdon Marine to address their contamination of the Hastings River, but stated that this does not answer the substantive questions around the contamination. The Greens will be pressing for all the relevant documents in NSW Parliament this week. “The Greens welcome […]

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MR: End Hastings River witch-hunt and find real answers

Responding to further controversy regarding the contamination of the Hastings River and the involvement of the EPA and Independent MP Rob Oakeshott, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge warned that the real issues involved should not be forgotten. p1. The Australian, 18 November | ABC Online | “The real issues here are the extent of the […]

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Not a single public housing unit for Barangaroo

As Greens NSW Spokesperson on Housing, David has spoken out against the Keneally Government’s failure to include any public housing units in the controversial Barangaroo development at East Darling Harbour. The $6 billion dollar, 22 hectare development on public land is “a once in a generation chance to inject some fresh public housing stock into […]

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MR: No public housing for Barangaro – not one unit.

Occupying 22 hectares of public harbour foreshore land in the heart of the city, with an estimated total cost of $6 billion, the NSW Government has indicated they intend to provide absolutely no public housing in the development of Barangaroo. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “With over 43,000 people waiting on the NSW public […]

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“Shoe off”, say Police.

I just attended a stop the war coalition protest against the increasing military ties between Australia and the US. The focus of the event was the proposal to expand the US military’s access to Australian military bases as well as the ongoing unwinnable war in Afghanistan. It was a peaceful rally with participants being invited […]

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MR: NSW Greens office attacked

The State office of the NSW Greens in Sydney has come under attack with excrement smeared on the outside of the building, and the locks vandalised.  The police have been called and are investigating.  The Greens have condemned the attack.

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CFMEU Barangaroo Workers Rights Rally

Today David spoke at a rally organised by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) – Project Agreement at Barangaroo Will Save Lives – attended by over 1000 union workers. Barangaroo presents NSW with a unique opportunity to provide important apprenticeship opportunities for young people in trades where there are significant shortages of skilled labour. NSW has […]

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MR: Parkview snubs local council and affordable housing stress in Penrith

Greens MP and planning spokesperson David Shoebridge MLC today condemned the Part 3A development application made by Parkview to develop the site at 164 Station Street Penrith, saying that the proposal undermined Penrith Council’s vision for the area. “The contempt of this developer for local planning laws is staggering,” Mr Shoebridge said. “The Penrith City […]

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