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The need for Bail Act reform in NSW

Bail is meant to guarantee that a defendant, who has not been found guilty of a crime, turns up to court for their trial. It is not meant to be denied to people as a form of pre-trial punishment and it is not meant to be a complicated Supreme Court trial.

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NSW Upper House takes action on Aboriginal heritage

A successful motion and order for papers by Greens MP David Shoebridge passed in the NSW Upper House today gives hope that real lessons will be learned from the tragic loss of Aboriginal heritage caused by the construction of Australia’s largest KFC restaurant in Newcastle. The motion and call for papers are printed below: “The […]

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Aboriginal Heritage Sites

This is an adjournment speech given by David in NSW Parliament on 1 June 2011. It can also be found here. Many members would have noted with interest the fact that Australian actor Jack Thompson is working with Griffith University’s rock art expert, Paul Tacon, to launch “Protect Australia’s Spirit”, a campaign designed to protect […]

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Kentucky Fried Chicken destroys Aboriginal Heritage Site

Listen to David interviewed by Carol Duncan on this issue. The development of Australia’s largest Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, built approximately one year ago, is now being branded as ‘cultural genocide’ by various Indigenous Rights groups and activists. Background of Site The site is located on Hunter Street in Newcastle West, and was formerly occupied […]

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