Computers in cells roundtable discussion – summary

Computers in cells roundtable discussion – summary

Yesterday David hosted a roundtable with the Community Justice Coalition to discuss the implementation of computers in cells for education and counselling. The event was initiated by Brett Collins of Justice Action. Other speakers included Ron Fabre from Prison PC,...
Adjournment speech on Grandmothers Against Removals

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...
Bailing out early? Law experts slam the Bail review.

Bailing out early? Law experts slam the Bail review.

Last week David hosted a forum at Parliament to discuss the Bail Act review. Speakers included former DPP Nicholas Cowdery, Jane Needham SC and Dr Julia Quilter. The forum was a great success, showcasing the widespread opposition from legal experts to the kneejerk...
Bust the budget – why we need to do it. [Speech]

Bust the budget – why we need to do it. [Speech]

The Abbott Government’s budget is the most brutal and regressive in memory. It is also only his first budget. Assuming he serves his whole term, that means another two budgets just like it. It is hard to imagine what our country would look like after that. The papers...