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Remember the lessons from Port Arthur

On the 15th Anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy, the NSW Greens are calling on the Government to commit to toughening gun laws in NSW, and reverse the erosion of gun control laws overseen by the former Labor government (SMH) “We need to remember the lesson from Port Arthur and make our gun laws tough […]

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Coalition Threatens Cuts to Services and Public Transport

The announcement by the NSW Coalition that if elected they will cut public sector jobs, privatise ferry maintenance and scrap the Epping to Parramatta rail link shows that their agenda post March will lead to lost services and a continuing failure to invest in key infrastructure. Daily Telegraph Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “With these […]

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Greens produce legislation to protect Gentrader witnesses

The Greens are releasing a Draft Exposure Bill titled ‘Parliamentary Protection Bill 2011’ that will ensure there is parliamentary privilege for all witnesses appearing before the Gentrader Inquiry. In a media release NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “From proroguing the parliament to bullying witnesses, the NSW Premier has done everything she could to avoid […]

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Keneally must ensure ICAC followed on Barangaroo

The Greens are calling on the Premier to intervene and direct the Planning Minister to follow the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) recommendations and hand his decision making power over the State’s single biggest private Part 3A development, Barangaroo, to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).  SMH 14/10 p2 ICAC has found that there is an […]

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MR: Local Government survives Coalition push, O’Farrell supports change in planning laws.

Greens NSW MP and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge welcomed the Independent Network and the Greens retaining control of the Presidency of the Local Government Association at the LGA Annual Conference in Albury. “This is a great result – NSW was in serious danger of sliding completely into the hands of the Coalition,” Mr Shoebridge […]

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