Government reacts to community pressure on coal seam gas

MEDIA RELEASE Changes to the coal seam gas exploration approval process to be announced today (SMH http://bit.ly/dGsmAn) by the NSW government are a modest step forward. However they fail to protect our prime agricultural farmland and aquifers from the expansion of the coal seam gas industry, Greens MP David Shoebridge says. “The government has been forced to react to […]

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Keneally’s pre-Christmas giveaway: Barangaroo approved

In response to today’s pre-Christmas announcement of the approval of over 500,000 square metres of inappropriate development for Lend Lease at Barangaroo, Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “This decision is a con-job, a disgraceful act in the dying stages of a dead administration. It is an illegitimate decision by a government which has lost the […]

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Equal Pay – Time for NSW to get on board.

The NSW Government must  get behind the ASU’s equal pay campaign with a clear commitment to fully fund its share of the equal pay outcomes ordered by Fair work Australia. NSW Labor has a poor track record on equal pay.  Just last month in the NSW Parliament the ALP and the Coalition worked together to […]

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Keneally must ensure ICAC followed on Barangaroo

The Greens are calling on the Premier to intervene and direct the Planning Minister to follow the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) recommendations and hand his decision making power over the State’s single biggest private Part 3A development, Barangaroo, to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).  SMH 14/10 p2 ICAC has found that there is an […]

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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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