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Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 11.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. On behalf of The Greens I state at the outset that we oppose the Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Bill 2016. The objects of the bill are to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1996 to abolish […]

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Baird the Grinch who stole retail workers Christmas

Last night Mike Baird teamed up with Fred Nile to steal half the Christmas holiday from hundreds of thousands of retail workers across NSW. At the stroke of midnight, the Liberal, National and Christian Democrat parties joined together to amend the State’s retail trading laws to open up all retail stores across the state to […]

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Government Brothel Inquiry Opens the Door to Re-Regulation of Sex Work Against All the Evidence

Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, and Greens MP and Industrial Relations Spokesperson, David Shoebridge MLC,  have criticised the recommendations of the NSW Legislative Assembly Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels, which has today recommended that a licensing model be introduced in NSW. Dr Faruqi said: […]

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Workers compensation: Thousands of injured NSW workers could be disadvantaged after recent court ruling

The Cram Fluid Power v Green decision has huge implications for injured workers across NSW who will be prevented from getting access to necessary medical treatment and income support. The decision states that injured workers will no longer be able to receive additional to lump sum compensation payments if their condition deteriorates over time.   As reported by […]

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