“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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MR: Sydney Water to sell-off vital public space in Ryde

Ahead of the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s decision on the fate of Cudal Reserve, NSW Greens MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge called on Sydney Water to listen to the local community and council and dedicate the land as public space. “Sydney Water’s total refusal to even consider the views of the public is evidence […]

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Local Government: Live and Local

I’m down here at the Local Government Association (LGA) conference in Albury and remembering why local government is just so vital.  Meeting up with Councillors from Byron to Bega, and all places in between, I realize again their commitment to their local communities and their local residents. Sitting down with this crop of local representatives you get regaled with […]

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MR: Locking up children just doesn’t add up

Greens MP and Police and Juvenile Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge today called on Police Minister Michael Daley to give further details on incidents of police assaults on young people, and demanded immediate action. The information was revealed in answers to Questions on Notice asked by Mr Shoebridge in Budget Estimates last month. (Daily Telegraph 18/10/10 […]

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