Tag Archives | accountability

Media release: Merger dollars go to big Liberal donor

Queensland based software company TechnologyOne Limited has emerged as the biggest winner so far from Baird’s forced amalgamation agenda, with the company picking up an estimated $10 million worth of directly negotiated contracts from just three newly amalgamated councils. Each of these contracts has been granted without a public tender and the precise dollar value […]

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Amendment to the Independent Commission Against Corruption [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 16.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: Like my Greens colleagues, I oppose the Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Bill 2016. It is extraordinarily unfortunate that on the second last sitting day this year the Government has introduced a bill […]

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Media release: Police were on duty when they lied on Sniff Off

The Greens have received written confirmation from Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione that all of the police who recently lied about the presence of drug dogs on the Sniff Off Facebook site have been involved in drug dog operations. In a further revelation it was confirmed that two of the police were on duty when they […]

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Police and Emergency Services

A less hot-headed police pursuits policy will save lives

When police turn their lights and sirens on, and direct a driver to pull over, this is not an optional exercise. You must obey. No matter how drunk, drugged, scared or confused a driver is, there is never an excuse not to pull over. Drivers must be responsible for their actions. However the driver is […]

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Forum – The Future of Police Accountability

REGISTER HERE Chair: Mr Robert Debus AM, Professorial Fellow UNSW Law and former Attorney-General of NSW Introductory remarks: Mr Andrew Tink AM, Reviewer of Police Oversight Q&A Panel: The Hon. Trevor Khan MLC, Deputy President and Chair of Committees, Parliament of NSW (National Party of Australia) The Hon. David Shoebridge MLC, Parliament of NSW (The Greens) Mr David […]

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