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Amendment to the Independent Commission Against Corruption [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 16.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: Like my Greens colleagues, I oppose the Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Bill 2016. It is extraordinarily unfortunate that on the second last sitting day this year the Government has introduced a bill […]

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Chaos at Canterbury Council – The Minister needs to act

The internal fighting and breakdown of order at Canterbury Council requires two immediate responses. The first is the Local Government Minister must intervene to issue performance improvement orders to the Council, as well as appoint an independent advisor. The second is there needs to be a thorough and prompt investigation of the allegations and counter-allegations […]

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MEDIA Pru Goward urged to change law so corrupt rezonings can be overturned

The Greens have called for the Planning Minister to introduce proactive active anti corruption measures in planning decisions, as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald: The power to revoke planning decisions tainted by corruption does not extend to land rezonings, warn the Greens in a letter calling for an urgent amendment to the planning act. The party has […]

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EVENT: Rally outside Hawkesbury Council

COMMUNITY RALLY! Greens Councillor Leigh Williams has called an extraordinary meeting at Hawkesbury City Council today to put a hold on the North Richmond development in light of serious ICAC allegations of illegal developer donations.  WHEN: Monday 9 September, 5.30PM WHERE: Outside Hawkesbury Council Chambers, 366 George St, Windsor WHAT: Join Greens MP David Shoebridge, Greens Councillor Leigh […]

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It’s time for an inquiry into Newcastle’s planning process

From brown paper bags of cash, a raft of illegal developer donations and endless lies and cover-ups from politicians, it is time that a focused and considered spotlight was turned on key planning and development decisions in the Newcastle and Hunter region.  People across NSW have been following the trail of developer money, scandal and […]

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Coalition plans to entrench corporate and developer control of Wollongong council

As published in the Illawarra Mercury here: The Illawarra is no stranger to the idea that developers can wholly corrupt a local council. The infamous “Table of knowledge” at a local kebab shop was the site of regular meetings of developers and Wollongong City Council officers including town planner Beth Morgan and general manager Rod Oxley. […]

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Why corporations should never vote

As published in the Newcastle Herald here: Another day, another corruption headline. Hunter residents are genuinely revolted by the new lows that this state’s politics has sunk to. They are looking for political leadership to sever the link between corporate greed and politicians. With a demand for action growing, what does the Baird government do in […]

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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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