Tag Archives | Human Rights

Children in Care [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 08.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.  With the privatisation of electricity assets, ports and lands across New South Wales, the Baird Government is receiving a one-off surge of capital. It is proposing to spend that one-off surge of billions of dollars primarily on […]

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EVENT: Documentary screening of ‘Hard to Believe’

Our office is hosting a screening of the documentary ‘Hard to Believe’ which looks at forced organ harvesting in China, what Australia’s responsibility is and why it matters. WHEN: Wednesday 28th October, 6pm – 8.30pm WHERE: Macquarie Room, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney RSVP: rsvp@unseen.is

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EVENT Parliamentary Briefing: Unethical Organ Trade and Impact on NSW

CHINA INSIGHT Unethical Organ Trade and Impact on NSW The Chinese organ transplantation system has lacked transparency for decades and continues to involve unwilling prisoners of conscience. China’s human rights record remains questionable according to the United Nations and Amnesty International. This roundtable discussion will include: • How NSW can champion positive change with legislation […]

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State or Federal, Liberal Governments reject human rights

The Government today objected to a parliamentary motion in what can only be described as a mindlessly partisan move following the federal Liberal Party’s open hostility towards the Australian Human Rights Commission. The motion by Greens MP David Shoebridge read: 1. That this House commends the work of: a) The Australian Human Rights Commission; and […]

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Profiting from child abuse

An opinion piece by David Shoebridge, originally published in the Newcastle Herald. TEN billion dollars is a lot of money. As it turns out, some corporations will do almost anything to access that kind of wealth, including the long-term mandatory detention of children seeking our country’s protection. Detention that we know will cause children irreparable […]

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Media release: Families of Bowraville victims welcome moves towards justice

The families of Clinton Speedy-Duroux, Evelyn Greenup and Colleen Walker, welcome the move by the NSW Attorney General Ms Gabrielle Upton, to implement the majority of recommendations from the parliamentary inquiry into their murders in the early 1990s. The Standing Committee on Law and Justice tabled fifteen recommendations in response to the Parliamentary inquiry into […]

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Sniff Off – The drug dogs don’t work

Last weekend the Greens NSW hosted a Sniff Off Party at the Red Rattler in Marrickville to coincide with the introduction of the Sniffer Dogs Repeal Bill. Paul Mac, a great supporter of the Sniff Off campaign, played live, along with Hip Hop Hoe, Love Club, Gang of She, Platform 19, Hubble, Wyldestyle, Cihan Saral. Last week, Greens member […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Coalition opposes call for global end to death penalty

The NSW Coalition Government blocked a motion in NSW Parliament today that condemned the death penalty internationally and called on the federal government to stop Australian law enforcement authorities from collaborating in Australian citizens’ overseas executions. The motion, moved by Greens MP David Shoebridge, read: That this House condemns capital punishment as inhumane and barbaric, […]

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Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment (Information Sharing Bill 2014) [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 17/06/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here  Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [8.30 p.m.]: I support the amendment moved by my colleague Dr Mehreen Faruqi. The amendment comes from the very support agencies that the Government says it has consulted. The current drafting of new section 98E […]

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