ICAC Report Slams Part 3A

A report by ICAC released today has called for radical reforms of Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.  The recommendations for reform are so substantial that they in effect are calling for the repeal of Part 3A.

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Wikileaks Rally

Another Wikileals rally is being held at 530pm on Tuesday December 14, again at Sydney Town Hall. David will be speaking again, alongside a stellar speaking list in Antony Loewenstein, Wendy Bacon and Marcus Strom (Executive Member of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance) . Please come along to support Wikileaks and Julian Assange. The Wikileaks Rally at Sydney Town […]

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Freedom of information a fundamental right

Ahead of speaking at a rally at 1pm at NSW Town Hall in support of Wikileaks, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge applauded Wikileaks for increasing transparency, and proclaimed that a bill of rights for NSW was more relevant than ever. “Wikileaks is opening the door on the inner workings of our governments. It’s a good reminder to us all […]

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MR: Greens: time for a NSW Bill of Rights

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown joined NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge to launch the consultation process for a NSW bill of rights. Ahead of a forum with former Attorney General John Dowd AO on International Human Rights Day, Mr Shoebridge pointed to recent events as indicators of the urgent necessity for a bill of […]

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Greens NSW support Julian Assange

The following motion was passed by consensus at the Greens NSW State Conference over the weekend Resolution That the Greens NSW: Gives its strong support for the work of Julian Assange and Wikileaks in providing much needed openness and accountability of governments in their international relations and foreign policy; Condemn moves by the Australian and […]

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Draft Human Rights Bill for NSW

David and his team have drafted a proposed Human Rights Bill for NSW, and we’re now engaging on a consultation process to produce the best bill possible. We also held a public forum on International Human Rights Day with former Attorney-General John Dowd to discuss the draft bill. The Draft Bill of Rights

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You have the right to remain silent

Reports in today’s Daily Telegraph are that the NSW Police  will be campaigning for an effective outlawing of a person’s right to silence. The Greens oppose this threat to a fundamental right we’ve had for hundreds of years. The Daily Telegraph are running a poll. It would be great if we could all get in there […]

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Greens push for portable long-service leave for all NSW workers

Following legislation passing through NSW Parliament today giving long-service leave entitlements to contracted cleaners, Greens MP David Shoebridge has called for a similar portable long-service leave scheme for all workers in NSW. “This legislation is a real win for 44,000 contracted cleaners, who deserve long-service leave. But every worker in NSW deserves long-service leave,” Mr […]

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