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Pell has been charged, the Vatican’s immunity must now end

With Cardinal George Pell today charged with multiple counts of historic child sex abuse, the Greens are renewing the call for Australia to end its diplomatic protection of the Vatican. Greens MP’s have written to the Federal, NSW and Victorian Attorney Generals urging them to implement an extradition treaty with the Vatican and put an […]

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Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:01 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate that we support the Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017. Some people might find The Greens support for this bill surprising, given the strong opposition The Greens have had to the two previous efforts by the Government to reform the compulsory third party […]

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EVENT: How can the Greens help Palestine?

This year the APAN – Australia Palestine Advocacy Network hosted a Greens study tour to Palestine and Israel, with Greens from NSW and Victoria including Senator Janet Rice, Greens MP David Shoebridge, Waverley Councillor Dominic WY Kanak and Greens member and activist Anne Picot. The experience was challenging and confronting, so it is important to […]

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Police Minister bluster does little for victims

The Minister for Police Troy Grant has today announced an aggressive, evidence-free package of reforms with the apparent dual purpose of seeing sex offenders face harsher penalties while also reducing the dramatic increases in the prison population. The package allocates more than $200 million dollars which will fund 200 extra staff in Community Corrections and […]

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Making them answer for their sins

Australia allows the Catholic Church to protect sexual predators, and any information the church holds on its own illegal activity, from the law. We let it do this by granting protections afforded to no other religious group. It is time this ended. In 1973 the Australian government granted the Vatican (called the Holy See in […]

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Child safety must trump scripture classes in NSW schools

Fresh revelations of deeply inappropriate material being taught to children at unregulated and unsupervised school scripture classes requires the new Education Minister to act. He must put children first and suspend school scripture until he has released a hidden NSW government report into scripture classes and can prove that children are safe in these school […]

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Media release: Rising prison assaults a symptom

Media release 30 January 2017 Rising prison assaults a symptom Statistics released by BOCSAR today show that years of law and order auctions and backward State bail laws have led to a prison system that is overcrowded, failing to rehabilitate inmates and just plain unsafe. The data shows that over the last two years there […]

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