Tag Archives | Illawarra

Coalition MPs filibuster to delay a vote on critical steel bill

The NSW Liberal-National government has resorted to a filibuster to prevent a vote on the Steel Industry Protection Bill in the Legislative Council today in a transparent attempt to avoid scrutiny in the upcoming federal election. Multiple Liberal MPs used their combined speech times to talk out the Greens bill to require public infrastructure to […]

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Steel gets crucial support in the NSW Parliament today

Every political party in the NSW Parliament, except the National and Liberal Coalition, joined together today in the NSW Upper House to support a Steel Industry Protection Bill that would guarantee Australian steel is used in all NSW public infrastructure projects. MPs from the Labor Party, Greens, CDP and Shooters and Fishers parties united, to […]

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Campaign to save steel industry gets welcome boost

The Greens welcome the announcement by the NSW Labor Opposition that they support every publicly funded infrastructure project in NSW using at least 90 percent of Australian-made steel. The Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016 currently before the NSW Parliament would enact this policy and could be debated as soon as this Thursday. The bill would […]

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Government procurement key to securing steel innovation in the Illawarra

Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge is in the Illawarra today to speak with steel researchers, union representatives and the industry about the need for the NSW Parliament to pass the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016. If passed the Bill will require Australian steel to be used in public infrastructure projects in NSW and is the key to securing steel manufacturing and […]

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Greens introduce bill to Save Our Steel

Last week in Parliament, David introduced a bill to secure the future of the Australian steel industry If passed the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016 would require all NSW government-funded infrastructure projects to use Australian-made steel. The Steel Protection Bill will also ensure that it’s Australian steel, built to the highest environmental and labour standards in the […]

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Greens move in Parliament to protect the steel industry’s future

. A bill to secure the future of the Australian steel industry was presented to the NSW Parliament by the Greens today. If passed the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016 would require all NSW government-funded infrastructure projects to use Australian-made steel. Steel workers from the Illawarra and representatives from the AWU, the MUA and the […]

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Wild Deer: The Illawarra needs a humane, ethical and rational solution, not more hunters

The Greens NSW are calling for legal and policy changes to deliver evidence-based, humane, and effective methods for controlling wild deer populations in the Illawarra region. For too long, the government has ignored the animal welfare and environmental concerns regarding wild deer in the region and instead treated wild deer as a protected “game” resource […]

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ESTIMATES ROUND UP Illawarra

The complete transcript of this hearing is available here. David asked questions about The problems with infrastructure in the Illawarra, particularly concerning how floods affect the rail line and other transport links in the Illawarra. Controlling feral deer populations in the Illawarra, and the changes made to accommodate professional hunters which have increased feral deer […]

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Democracy Returns to the Illawarra

The local government elections in Wollongong and Shellharbour are highly likely to produce outcomes where no party has an outright majority. This is a win for local democracy, according to Greens NSW Illawarra and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge.

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