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Mandatory Sentencing Video

An expensive, ineffective and discriminatory answer to alcohol fuelled violence. The O’Farrell government’s proposed mandatory sentencing laws for alcohol related violence will see the NSW prison system literally overwhelmed, facing a 50% increase in the prisoner numbers and costing the NSW State government billions of dollars to implement. This is all for a policy that […]

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Organ harvesting law reform: report released

The NSW Greens are today formally releasing the report on a draft organ trafficking law called the Human Tissue Amendment (Trafficking in Human Organs) Bill 2013. The Greens are currently proposing law reform to create specific offenses of receiving harvested or trafficked organs within NSW or overseas. Such law reform could highlight the injustice of the global […]

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Voices from Bowraville to be heard

A public inquiry into the community’s response to the murder of three young people in the Aboriginal community of Bowraville in 1990 – 1991 will be held in the coming year. Members of the NSW Parliament have today voted in favour of the motion put forward by Greens MP and spokesperson on justice, David Shoebridge. […]

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Parliamentary inquiry into the Bowraville murders

Yesterday in the NSW Upper House David moved a motion for an inquiry by the Law and Justice Committee into the Bowraville murders. The motion is as follows: That the Standing Committee on Law and Justice inquire into and report on the community response to the murders in Bowraville of Colleen Walker-Craig, Evelyn Greenup and […]

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