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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Public Housing Rots at Coogee

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge recently visited Public Housing tenants in Coogee with Randwick Greens Mayor Murray Matson and City of Sydney Greens Councillor Irene Doutney to hear their concerns firsthand. “One resident has been waiting for 4 years to have asbestos contamination issues resolved. The general disrepair of the blocks is obvious with cracked […]

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New South Wales Criminalises Nicole Kidman

According to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge, Legislation passed in NSW in 2010 could make actress Nicole Kidman a criminal if she returns to NSW. SMH “Legislation passed in NSW in 2010 criminalised anyone who normally lives in NSW who engages in commercial surrogacy anywhere in the world. “If Ms Kidman engaged in commercial surrogacy, that act could see […]

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Premier Gives Public Road to Barangaroo Development

The NSW Greens are opposing the decision by the State Government to transfer the management of the highly polluted old AGL Gasworks site of Hickson Rd, Sydney, from the City of Sydney to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA). The City of Sydney does not have an institutional interest in delivering the oversized Barangaroo development and […]

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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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