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Child Protection (Working with Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: On behalf of the Greens I indicate that we support the Child Protection (Working With Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. This bill does a number of things. The objectives of the bill include: (a)to amend the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (the Working with Children Act) […]

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Climate Change [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 12.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. It is one year since the Paris climate agreement. One year ago we saw 195 countries, including Australia, make an historical commitment to keep global temperatures from rising more than two degrees by the end of this […]

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Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 11.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. On behalf of The Greens I state at the outset that we oppose the Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Bill 2016. The objects of the bill are to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1996 to abolish […]

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Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 11.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here.  On behalf of The Greens I speak to the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment Bill 2016. The Greens do not oppose this bill. It makes a number of minor amendments to update terminology, to consolidate powers […]

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Land and Property Information NSW (Authorised Transaction) Bill 2016 [Debate]

This speech was delivered on 21.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here.  I speak strongly in debate against the Land and Property Information NSW (Authorised Transaction) Bill 2016, which is proposing to privatise Land and Property Information NSW [LPI]. The concept that any government would, for a quick […]

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Private Prisons

This speech was delivered on 20.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. The United States of America leads the world in many ways. One of those is in jailing its own, with the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world. Of course, that surge started with the Reagan administration’s […]

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Subcontinental Community in New South Wales

This speech was delivered on 15.09.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. I appreciate this opportunity to speak in support of the motion moved by the Hon. Peter Primrose. To stand in the New South Wales upper House and speak in support of multiculturalism and the amazing contribution […]

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