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EVENT: ALHR Seminar on the Right to Silence in NSW

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights will be having a free seminar on proposed changes to the right to silence in NSW. Please note that lawyers may be able to claim CLE points for attendance at this seminar. These change represent a substantial attack on civil liberties in NSW. The Government’s consultation on these proposed changes […]

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Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered in the NSW Upper House on 19 September 2012. You can read the full debate online here. The Greens in large part support the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 with one significant reservation, which I will address in the course of my contribution to the second reading debate. In large part […]

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Law Reform Without The Scare Tactics [New Matilda]

While talkback radio demonises NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith as pinko in disguise, his decision to push ahead with a vital reform of the Bail Act is a step in the right direction, writes Greens MLC David Shoebridge. (This opinion piece by David was originally published on New Matilda on 29 June 2012. View it in […]

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Parliamentarians come together to support Kool Kids

Parliament House today played host to kids, staff and supporters of the Weave Kool Kids Club program. The Club provides support and mentoring for around 200 vulnerable young people, most of whom identify as Indigenous. The event was organised by The Greens NSW MP, Mr David Shoebridge, and was co-hosted by the Honourable Marie Ficarra, […]

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Penalty notice scheme in urgent need of reform

The penalty notice scheme in NSW forms the backbone of the criminal justice system, issuing 2.8 million infringement notices in the 2010/11 financial year. However a Law Reform Commission Report has criticised the scheme as being opaque, inconsistent and inflexible and proves it needs fundamental reform say The Greens NSW.

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NSW Government spends $93 million keeping children in detention

The Auditor General’s report released today confirms a continuing disturbing trend of increased costs for detaining juveniles in NSW. The report establishes the average cost of detaining a juvenile in NSW has risen to a staggering $652 per day. Greens NSW MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “On average this year 391 young people […]

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