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Justice for Bowraville – draft double jeopardy law reform released

Almost a quarter of a century ago three Aboriginal children, Colleen Walker, Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Evelyn Greenup, were murdered in Bowraville and their killer still walks free.  The circumstances surrounding the three children’s murders have clear similarities, however the legal system at the time prevented all the murders being tried together.  This meant crucial evidence was missing from […]

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Committee report into the murders in Bowraville

The Law and Justice Committee report into the murders in Bowraville was presented to the NSW Parliament today. A full copy of the report is available here. Bowraville – Final report The inquiry followed a successful notice of motion by David on 26 November 2013. The terms of reference for the inquiry agreed to by […]

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Child Care and Protection [Question Time]

This question was asked on 16/09/2014. You can read the original contribution here Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Ageing, representing the Minister for Family and Community Services. Will the Minister advise what policies are in place that regulate when and how police are used for child removals […]

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Grandmothers Against Removals [Speech]

This speech was made on 11/09/2014. You can read the original contribution here Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.40 p.m.]: New South Wales children from Aboriginal communities are being removed from their families at an unprecedented rate. Too many Aboriginal children are being removed not just from their families but also from their traditional country. The Stolen […]

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Adjournment speech on Grandmothers Against Removals

Yesterday in Parliament David delivered an adjournment speech on the important work being done in NSW by a group called Grandmothers Against Removals. Watch the speech here, or read the full text below.   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.40 p.m.]: New South Wales children from Aboriginal communities are being removed from their families at an unprecedented […]

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National Day of Action for National Sorry Day

May 26 is marked as “Sorry Day”, the anniversary of the release of the Bringing them Home report in 1997, which laid bare the horrors of the Stolen Generations of the past century. The removal of Aboriginal children from their families and kin continues to be occur across Australia at rates that are disgraceful. 17 years after […]

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Police Consorting Powers [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 25/3/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. What steps has the Minister taken to ensure that police are not misusing their new consorting powers, given the findings […]

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