Proposed gun laws show Police Minister surrender to the gun lobby

A new package of gun laws presented to the Parliament today substantially water-down firearms laws in NSW, and raise the prospect of another unprincipled deal between the Coalition and the gun lobby. The changes will: – Allow the Adler lever action gun to enter circulation – classified as Category B for 5 shots or below, […]

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Police Minister bluster does little for victims

The Minister for Police Troy Grant has today announced an aggressive, evidence-free package of reforms with the apparent dual purpose of seeing sex offenders face harsher penalties while also reducing the dramatic increases in the prison population. The package allocates more than $200 million dollars which will fund 200 extra staff in Community Corrections and […]

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NSW prisons are fundamentally failing to rehabilitate inmates

In a damning report the NSW Auditor General has found that NSW jails are systemically failing in their responsibility to rehabilitate prisoners. Critical findings include that 75% of inmates who needed access to rehabilitation programs were not given a chance to complete them before their release. The failure to provide even rudimentary rehabilitation programs to […]

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Media release: Commons across NSW saved!

Greens amendments to the Crown Lands Act secured in NSW Parliament last year will continue to protect commons across NSW as the Coalition Government has abandoned its plan to abolish commons. This will leave precious parcels of community land safe for the enjoyment of their local communities for generations to come. Greens MP and Planning […]

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