Standing Committee on Law and Justice [Motion Debate]

This speech was delivered on 12/08/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [5.24 p.m.]: I support yet another excellent report from the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, this one following the inquiry into...
Presumption of innocence takes a hit with Bail Law reforms

Presumption of innocence takes a hit with Bail Law reforms

Ugly, divisive and uninformed politics has produced the NSW government’s recently announced bail law reforms, which are not founded on evidence, are not supported by key stakeholders and ultimately will not make NSW a safer place. A copy of the report by former...
Bailing out early? Law experts slam the Bail review.

Bailing out early? Law experts slam the Bail review.

Last week David hosted a forum at Parliament to discuss the Bail Act review. Speakers included former DPP Nicholas Cowdery, Jane Needham SC and Dr Julia Quilter. The forum was a great success, showcasing the widespread opposition from legal experts to the kneejerk...
MPs from all sides condemn invasion of Gaza

MPs from all sides condemn invasion of Gaza

A letter strongly condemning Israel’s military attacks on Gaza has so far garnered the signatures of thirty state and federal MPs. For too long politicians in Australia’s Parliament have been silent on this issue, and many remain out of touch with the...