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Greens reject call for urban sprawl in Lower Hunter

Calls by developer lobbygroup The Urban Taskforce for housing stocks in the Lower Hunter to be increased by up to 14,500 a year have been dismissed as a developer’s dream and a planning nightmare by Greens NSW MP and Planning and Infrastructure spokesperson David Shoebridge. The report by developer lobbyists, The Urban Taskforce, quotes chief […]

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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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NSW Upper House takes action on Aboriginal heritage

A successful motion and order for papers by Greens MP David Shoebridge passed in the NSW Upper House today gives hope that real lessons will be learned from the tragic loss of Aboriginal heritage caused by the construction of Australia’s largest KFC restaurant in Newcastle. The motion and call for papers are printed below: “The […]

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Aboriginal Heritage Sites

This is an adjournment speech given by David in NSW Parliament on 1 June 2011. It can also be found here. Many members would have noted with interest the fact that Australian actor Jack Thompson is working with Griffith University’s rock art expert, Paul Tacon, to launch “Protect Australia’s Spirit”, a campaign designed to protect […]

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