Custody statistics show Liberals and Nationals reinforcing failure

Custody statistics show Liberals and Nationals reinforcing failure At a time when most categories of crime are falling, the ever increasing prison population in NSW is a clear indicator of a Government hamstrung by their own law and order agenda. BOCSAR’s latest custody statistics released today show further increases in number of people in prison […]

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The Sydenham to Bankstown Priority precincts

Between 100,000 – 200,000 new residents Not a single new school site identified Not a single new hospital site Not a single new park Not a single new community centre Download in PDF:  170731 Canterbury Overdevelopment Download in PowerPoint: 170731 Canterbury Overdevelopment          

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Community Wins Liberal National Government Attack on Councils Collapses

The Community has struck back and the Liberal National Party’s forced amalgamation mess is collapsing as the government backs down on forced mergers today. While today’s announcement is a terrific victory for all those councils who have taken the government to Court, the campaign to restore local democracy will not end until every forced amalgamation […]

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Local Government ready to lead on climate change: if we let them

Today’s Climate Council report shows Local Government leading the charge on climate change, despite repeated attacks from the Coalition Government. This report is proof that Local Government is uniquely placed to understand the threat climate change poses to their area. An effective local response to greenhouse gas emissions, coastal retreat and energy policy is essential […]

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Silence is not the answer to another death in custody

Media release 19 July 2017 A 35 year old Kamilaroi man is the most recent Aboriginal death in custody in NSW. His death has not been publicly acknowledged by the NSW Government and his family are demanding answers. News of the death follows the recent release of BOCSAR figures showing that more Aboriginal people are facing […]

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Coalition’s last council ally turns on them, as Hornsby wants amalgamation unwound

Media Release 13 July 2017 Coalition’s last council ally turns on them, as Hornsby wants amalgamation unwound The Coalition has lost its last ally in local government, as Hornsby Council delivers a stinging rebuke to the Berejiklian forced amalgamation mess.  Liberal-dominated Hornsby Council, the last remaining elected council that supported the Coalition’s forced amalgamations, is […]

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Emergency Services Bullying Inquiry

We’ve spoken to many emergency service workers who want to put a submission into the current bullying inquiry, but have concerns about how making a submission might impact on their employment, and specifically that they have worries that making a submission may lead to them being bullied. The committee understands these concerns, and has a […]

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Aboriginal incarceration figures a growing shame

Today’s BOCSAR release on Aboriginal incarceration in NSW shows a system in growing crisis, where Aboriginal people consistently fare worse than they have in the past. The report shows that more Aboriginal people are facing our courts, and a greater percentage of those facing court are receiving a custodial sentence. Time in custody is also […]

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