Guns n’ Moses push through punitive graffiti laws

Guns n’ Moses push through punitive graffiti laws

Graffiti legislation which has been held up in the NSW Parliament for almost a year will now become law following the government supporting an amendment by the Shooters Party, which only marginally improves punitive legislation according to Greens NSW MP David...
Law Reform Without The Scare Tactics [New Matilda]

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...
Parliamentarians come together to support Kool Kids

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...
Bail Report Highlights Urgent Need for Reform

Bail Report Highlights Urgent Need for Reform

The Report into the Bail Act tabled in NSW Parliament yesterday highlights the need for urgent reform on bail in NSW, according to Greens NSW Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge. See ABC Online | the Greens NSW submission  “This report confirms that the Bail...
Penalty notice scheme in urgent need of reform

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...