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Law and Order Auction Commences

New legislation to be introduced by the O’Farrell Government will give police extraordinary powers 30 years out of date, and, according to NSW Greens MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge will unfairly target disadvantaged members of the community. “Police already have the powers to deal with people who have had too much to drink and […]

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Surrogacy Campaign Continues

Hi everyone, You’ve probably seen the breaking news this week about Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announcing that they are about to have a child through commercial surrogacy. There’s been quite a lot of press around it, which has broadened into commentary on the Surrogacy Act passed last year and on commercial surrogacy in general. […]

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New South Wales Criminalises Nicole Kidman

According to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge, Legislation passed in NSW in 2010 could make actress Nicole Kidman a criminal if she returns to NSW. SMH “Legislation passed in NSW in 2010 criminalised anyone who normally lives in NSW who engages in commercial surrogacy anywhere in the world. “If Ms Kidman engaged in commercial surrogacy, that act could see […]

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Gentrader inquiry saved in a good end to the year

Premier Keneally this week tried to shut down NSW Parliament in a blatant attempt to stifle a Parliamentary Inquiry in the recent sell-off of the NSW electricity industry by Treasurer Eric Roozendaal. Despite the best efforts of the Premier, the Treasurer and the Attorney General to bully committee members and potential witnesses, the inquiry will […]

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Victims Compensation Rights Must be Restored

There is a lot of rhetoric by both the Government and the Coalition on victims’ rights. These words ring hollow when they join together in Parliament to drastically cut the compensation payable to the victims of some of the most serious crimes in the State. Changes to victim’s compensation laws pushed through in the dying […]

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MR: Greens: Surrogacy Bill a welcome piece of legislation

The Surrogacy Bill introduced today into the NSW Upper House is a welcome piece of legislation, according to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. “The surrogacy bill is a good example of legislation finally catching up with the reality in our society,” Mr Shoebridge said. “The Greens strongly support the surrogacy legislation, which is the culmination […]

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MR: Attorney General swaps sense for small change

Legislation being brought by the NSW Attorney General into  NSW Parliament this week is a severe over-reaction to a  minor administrative error, according to Greens NSW MP David  Shoebridge. “To correct what is quite a small administrative issue, Mr Hatzistergos  is planning to severely impinge on people’s personal rights and liberties and  undermine the National […]

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