Budget announcement won’t fix child protection system in crisis

The needs of the state’s most vulnerable children and families will not be met by the Coalition’s meager $18 million per annum funding increase into the NSW child protection system. The Parliamentary Inquiry into Child Protection released a report this year finding systemic failings in the child protection system and demanding a significant funding injection […]

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EVENT: How can the Greens help Palestine?

This year the APAN – Australia Palestine Advocacy Network hosted a Greens study tour to Palestine and Israel, with Greens from NSW and Victoria including Senator Janet Rice, Greens MP David Shoebridge, Waverley Councillor Dominic WY Kanak and Greens member and activist Anne Picot. The experience was challenging and confronting, so it is important to […]

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Shoot to kill powers will not make us safer

Implementing The NSW Coroner’s recommendations in relation to the Lindt Café Siege is important and necessary step in moving forward but cannot come at the expense of our civil liberties. The Coalition’s announcement to tighten parole and give police “shoot to kill” powers  will not make us safer and there is little evidence to suggest […]

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More decision making powers to be stripped from democratically elected councils

Stripping local councils of their powers to make decisions about development applications will do nothing to restore integrity or accountability to the NSW planning system. Under the Coalition’s proposed changes contentious planning decisions will be made by unelected “independent” planning panels rather than democratically elected councillors. The Greens know that restoring trust in our local […]

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NSW Parliament endorses Uluru Statement from the Heart

NSW Parliament endorses Uluru Statement from the Heart In a symbolic moment for reconciliation the NSW Parliament has today formally supported the “Uluru Statement from the Heart.” The motion was moved by Greens MP David Shoebridge and all parties in Parliament today agreed to work in good faith to deliver the statements’ principles and intentions. […]

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