Tag Archives | emergency services

Summer of tree clearing across NSW

More and more communities across NSW are approaching our office with concerns about the impact of the 10/50 clearing code of practice in their local area. The sound of chainsaws across large swathes of the Northern Beaches and North Shore in particular have locals worried that the face of their green, leafy suburbs is changing […]

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Give 10/50 the Chop & save our neighbourhood trees

The 10/50 Clearing Code of Practice is now in operation with clearing occurring across the State. The policy is already causing the loss of much loved suburban greenery, as well as endangered ecological communities such as coastal littoral rainforest. Local communities must be given the opportunity to opt-out from the code and become 10/50 Free Zones Environmental […]

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Media Release: Corruption findings in SES must lead to reinstatement of brave whistleblower

Media Release: Corruption findings in SES must lead to reinstatement of brave whistleblower The NSW government must immediately move to reinstate whistleblower Tara McCarthy, the former Deputy Commissioner of the SES, in light of today’s ICAC findings that Ms McCarthy was corruptly dismissed despite being a competent and valued public servant. Greens MP and Justice […]

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NSW Bushfires and Greens Policy

There continue to be inaccurate reports in the media regarding the Greens approach to hazard reduction. David as Forestry Spokesperson gave an adjournment speech last night to clarify the record. His colleague Mehreen Faruqi  as Environment Spokesperson also spoke on this the previous day, her speech is available here. STATE BUSHFIRES Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [10.17 […]

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NSW bushfires

The NSW Greens state delegates conference met on Sunday 20 October and expressed is deep concern and sympathy for all the people and communities who have lost their homes and properties in the current NSW bushfires and stated its appreciation and regard for the brave and selfless work of all volunteer and staff firefighters. The […]

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ESTIMATES ROUND UP Emergency Services

The complete transcript of this hearing is available here.   David asked questions about: • The relationship between the commissioner and the relevant unions • The average age of the fire engine fleet • The number of fire stations taken offline because of budget cuts Questions were asked about the Commissioner of Fire and Rescue’s […]

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Natural Disasters [Motion]

This speech was delivered on 20 February 2012 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.51 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I support the Government’s motion and congratulate the Government on introducing it. More importantly, I congratulate the emergency service workers across the State, whether they are […]

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