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Silicosis epidemic on track to become the new black lung

A creeping epidemic of lung disease that is killing young workers has been uncovered by the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation of the NSW dust diseases scheme. The inquiry has found that the engineered stone products used particularly for kitchen and bathroom benches are implicated in new cases of potentially deadly silicosis in a rising […]

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Save Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Pavilion is an iconic arts, community and cultural facility serving the community of Bondi and Sydney. Bondi Pavilion’s facilities include the Bondi Theatre, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms and more. Bondi Pavilion currently plays host to many activities with a strong community focus, including art exhibitions, community education classes, workshops, screenings and more. It is […]

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Getting our councils back

We’ve had a big win in the campaign to save our councils, but the Greens won’t give up until all communities have their councils back. Whether it’s Pittwater or Leichhardt, Guyra or Tumbarumba, Gloucester or Marrickville, the Greens are committed to winding back all forced council amalgamations. There never has been any evidence, democratic mandate […]

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Silence is not the answer to another death in custody

Media release 19 July 2017 A 35 year old Kamilaroi man is the most recent Aboriginal death in custody in NSW. His death has not been publicly acknowledged by the NSW Government and his family are demanding answers. News of the death follows the recent release of BOCSAR figures showing that more Aboriginal people are facing […]

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Bill to fix forced amalgamations passes Upper House

In a win for communities and councils across the state, the Upper House has today passed a bill to end forced council amalgamations. All parties other than the government have voted to halt all outstanding forced amalgamation proposals until residents are given their say in a binding referendum. The bill also gives residents in councils […]

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Greens parliamentary package to restore local democracy

The Greens have launched a three point package to restore local democracy and put an end to failed forced amalgamations. Every resident in NSW deserves equal treatment and genuinely local democracy which is why we have a bill in Parliament that would: Immediately terminate all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals, Immediately de-amalgamate all local councils forcibly merged, Introduce a legislative requirement […]

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Coalition’s planning reforms: another fail

The Coalition’s draft planning bill is out and our verdict? It’s a fail. The bill completely fails to mention climate change, climate preparedness or planning for a carbon constrained world, even though our planning system is the biggest contributor to carbon emissions in NSW. We think this omission is unacceptable. What else does the bill do? The good:  […]

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Greater Sydney Commission: Draft district plans on exhibition

The Greater Sydney Commission’s draft district plans are on public exhibition until 31 March 2017. This district plans are of particular importance to your local area because when it is finalised every local council in the district will be required to amend their Local Environment Plan to be consistent with it. In other words whatever is in […]

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