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...
EVENT: Documentary screening of ‘Hard to Believe’

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...
State or Federal, Liberal Governments reject human rights

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....
Profiting from child abuse

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...