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Close private prisons and protect public jobs

Reduced prisoner numbers have been welcomed by the Greens NSW MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge however the first prisons to be closed must be the private prisons and the government must protect the public sector jobs in the industry.

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Sniffer Dogs – Searches Prove Ineffective

Government figures supplied to The Greens show that intrusive police drug searches involving the use of sniffer dogs fail to identify the presence of any drugs a astounding 68.5% of the time. Other intrusive police searches involving sniffer dogs are failing to identify weapons an astonishing 99.2% of the time. These figures cast serious doubt […]

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Fairfax undervalues Newcastle and Illawarra journalists

The Greens NSW have thrown their support behind a campaign by journalists at the Newcastle Herald and the Illawarra Mercury, whose wages and conditions are under threat from Fairfax management. The Melbourne based management intends to remove these journalists from the ‘Metro’ agreement, by which they are on the same wage structure as counterparts at […]

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Conflict in Sri Lanka

Adjournment speech: 26 May 2011 Just two years ago the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka between the Sinhalese ruling elite and the Tamil minority came to a catastrophic end. Up to 40,000 Tamils had been massacred in the five months before 18 May 2009 and some 300,000-plus were in the process of being imprisoned […]

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