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Illawarra health assets sold off

Following reports of NSW Health selling of $4.5 million of publicly owned land over 5 years, Greens NSW Illawarra spokesperson David Shoebridge has called on the government to reveal where the proceeds of the sales have gone. “We need to know whether the people of the Illawarra have been short-changed, with a transfer of local […]

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Wollongong Council Administrators Should Step Back From Rezoning

An extraordinary meeting of Wollongong Council tonight will consider a controversial proposal to rezone land at Helensburgh, Otford and Stanwell tops to enable large-scale development. Greens NSW MP and local government spokesperson David Shoebridge has said this decision must not be made by unelected administrators just two months before local council elections are to be […]

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Fairfax undervalues Newcastle and Illawarra journalists

The Greens NSW have thrown their support behind a campaign by journalists at the Newcastle Herald and the Illawarra Mercury, whose wages and conditions are under threat from Fairfax management. The Melbourne based management intends to remove these journalists from the ‘Metro’ agreement, by which they are on the same wage structure as counterparts at […]

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Shellharbour residents deserve real representation

The Greens NSW have welcomed the announcement of imminent local government elections in Shellharbour and Wollongong City Councils, including the abolition of the undemocratic 2-ward system. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the Greens are calling for Shellharbour to have at least 9 Councillors, to ensure that residents have effective representation. (Illawarra Mercury) “The announcement […]

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End market dominance and save local shopping strips

The NSW Greens are calling on the Wollongong Council Administrators to reject the development application by Woolworths to build a large scale shopping centre at Bulli, a development which will have a detrimental impact on local businesses and the character of local area. “The Wollongong administrators ought to reject this application in the interests of […]

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Police bullying needs to end

Greens MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge has called for an end to the practice of police in the Illawarra conducting bail checks up to three times a night, and has called for the new Police Minister Michael Gallacher to halt this obvious over-policing. “Bail compliance checks are an important part of the justice system. […]

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Part 3A to blame for Calderwood development

Shellharbour Council and local residents have every right to be outraged by the Calderwood Development according to Greens MP David Shoebridge, and their anger should be turned towards Part 3A of the NSW Planning system “The only reason the Calderwood housing development is going ahead is because of Part 3A of the planning system,” Mr […]

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