Tag Archives | O’Farrell

Planning Laws [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 25/3/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [7.10 p.m.]: When elected in 2011 the O’Farrell Government had a clear mandate to make new laws to return planning powers to the community. It promised to move New South Wales away from Labor’s corrupted […]

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O’Farrell forced to effectively abandon unpopular Planning Bill

The Minister for Planning Brad Hazzard has today been forced to admit reality and effectively abandon the O’Farrell government’s deeply unpopular planning bill which had betrayed its promise to return planning powers to the community. Greens MP and Planning Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “United opposition from hundreds of resident, environment and heritage groups, and thousands […]

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EVENT Protest the O’Farrell Government’s ineffective & unfair mandatory sentencing laws & arbitrary lockouts

The O’Farrell Government has not consulted on these laws and wants to push them through proper scrutiny.  These laws: –        Won’t work to address the causes of alcohol fuelled violence –        Will see thousands of people locked up each year for minor offenses at enormous social & economic cost  (mandatory sentencing is proven not to […]

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Industrial Relations Act 1996:Disallowance of the Industrial Relations (Public Sector Conditions of Employment) Amendment Regulation 2013 [Motion Debate]

This speech was delivered on 21 August 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1996: DISALLOWANCE OF THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (PUBLIC SECTOR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT) AMENDMENT REGULATION 2013   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [12.01 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I indicate that The Greens will be […]

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O’Farrell’s planning disaster – no consultation, no money, no change

By imposing hundreds of thousands of new houses and hectare after hectare of high rise development on local communities across Sydney, without ever speaking to local residents or putting aside any funds to meet essential infrastructure, the O’Farrell government has broken its pre-election promise on planning with a re-heated metro strategy that repeats the former […]

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Say no to amateur recreational hunting on public land

By keeping up the pressure on the Premier, we can end the madness of amateur hunting on public land and put professionals back in charge of feral animal control. Greens MPs like David and Mehreen Faruqi will continue to advocate for a complete end to amateur hunting on public land, but we can’t do it […]

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Nile sells lemon on journey claims

Christian Democrats MP Fred Nile today promised that his negotiations with the government around the workers compensation scheme had restored journey claims to the legislation. However, examination of the CDP amendments now tabled show that they will not.

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Industrial Relations

Greens motion condemns Premier for misleading on compo retrospectivity

NSW Premier Barr O’Farrell’s comments on ABC radio regarding the retrospectivity of the government’s amendments to the NSW workers compensation scheme are misleading, according to Greens NSW Industrial Relations spokesperson David Shoebridge. Mr Shoebridge has a motion before the Upper House to ‘condemn the NSW Premier for deliberately misleading the public, or at the very […]

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