O’Farrell extends IR regime to transport workers

Legislation being rushed through the NSW Upper House today threatens to drag hundreds of transport workers from the Federal Fair Work laws back into the Coalition’s new low-wage NSW public sector system. See Daily Telegraph “Transport workers unions fear...
Forests NSW Another Casualty in Coalition Attack on Science

Forests NSW Another Casualty in Coalition Attack on Science

In a further attack on science by the Coalition the first job cuts under Barry O’Farrell’s Government are those of public sector scientists and researchers in Forests NSW. See Sydney Morning Herald Greens NSW MP and Forestry spokesperson David Shoebridge...
Coalition breaks promise to protect endangered woodland

Coalition breaks promise to protect endangered woodland

Last night Penrith City Council approved the development of over 600 housing lots on critically endangered Cumberland Plains Woodland at the former Australian Defence Industries (“ADI”) site. This decision permits the bulldozing of some 20,000 trees over...
Barangaroo and Planning

Barangaroo and Planning

Read David’s adjournment speech on the Barangaroo Development delivered by David in the NSW Upper House on 9 August 2011. When this Government announced the review of the processes surrounding the Barangaroo development, Minister Hazzard’s press release...
There’s a Real Hazzard in Premier Taking Over Barangaroo

There’s a Real Hazzard in Premier Taking Over Barangaroo

In response to the announcement by Barry O’Farrell that his new government intends to press ahead with former premier Keneally’s controversial Barangaroo development without compelling any changes the Greens have labelled the Coalition Labor-lite on...
O’Farrell’s disgrace on equal pay

O’Farrell’s disgrace on equal pay

The NSW Government’s submission to Fair Work Australia filed on 2 August, regarding the ASU’s Equal Pay for Equal Work case, opposes the claims of the ASU and if accepted will see community sector fail with their bid to receive equal pay. Greens NSW MP and...