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Public land at risk but commons saved as Baird forces Crown Land reforms in the middle of the night

Reforms to how public land is managed and protected were rushed through Parliament by the Baird Government last night, with the Crown Land Management Bill passing the Upper House at 3.40am. The Greens successfully moved amendments to save every commons across the state. There are approximately 200 commons across the state where the local residents […]

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Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Container Deposit Scheme) Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 19.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. I welcome the beautifully named Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Container Deposit Scheme) Bill 2016. This bill does one good thing: It finally establishes a container deposit scheme for New South Wales. I commend not […]

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Climate Change [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 12.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. It is one year since the Paris climate agreement. One year ago we saw 195 countries, including Australia, make an historical commitment to keep global temperatures from rising more than two degrees by the end of this […]

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Time the chip mill stopped leeching off the taxpayer

Greens MP David Shoebridge and forestry campaigner Harriet Swift visited the Eden Chip Mill site on Friday 12 August to call no more government subsidies to be handed to the loss-making Eden Chip Mill, and instead invested in a sustainable transition package that prioritises jobs, the environment and tourism. The Eden Chip Mill jetty and […]

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Media Release: Overhaul cannot fix fatally flawed tree culling laws

The NSW Government has released an extensive list of changes it intends to make to the 10/50 vegetation clearing scheme, to partially address the damaging impacts of the tree culling code. The Government Media Release is available here: Elliott and Speakman Media Release on 10/50 Amendments The full report is available here: Final 10/50 Report   The […]

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10/50 Clearing Code SNAP ACTION Tuesday 14 October 2014

On Tuesday 14 October 2014 there will be a snap action outside Parliament to protest the 10/50 land clearing laws and the impact that they are having on communities across NSW. We strongly encourage anyone who can make it to come along. More details about the laws, and the campaign work that this office is […]

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Inquiry into the EPA an opportunity for the environment

On the 19 June 2014 the NSW Legislative Council supported a motion proposed by Luke Foley, amended by David Shoebridge for an “Inquiry into the performance of the NSW Environment Protection Authority“. The terms of reference for the inquiry are below. David’s amendment to the terms of reference means the inquiry is specifically tasked with […]

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