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Profiting from child abuse

An opinion piece by David Shoebridge, originally published in the Newcastle Herald. TEN billion dollars is a lot of money. As it turns out, some corporations will do almost anything to access that kind of wealth, including the long-term mandatory detention of children seeking our country’s protection. Detention that we know will cause children irreparable […]

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FOI – Freedom’s just another word for ‘nothing here to see’

The agency which plans to remake Newcastle, UrbanGrowth, refused to produce key documents to Greens MP David Shoebridge under Freedom of Information laws because they said they aren’t required to produce “documents” but only “information”. This bizarre legal obstruction was only stopped when they were threatened with legal proceedings on the basis that the documents […]

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Operation Protea [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 22/10/2014. You can read the original contribution here.   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [7.02 p.m.]: Last week the Police Integrity Commission [PIC] held public hearings for Operation Protea, which is an inquiry considering the role of a police officer on the Catholic Church’s Professional Standards Resource Group [PSRG]. The PSRG, as […]

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Firearms and Criminal Groups Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 15/10/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [5.59 p.m.]: I appreciate the Government’s detailed response to the amendments. I will make a few observations. First, there is only a very limited ability in any party to challenge evidence when it comes before […]

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