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Amendment to the Independent Commission Against Corruption [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 16.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: Like my Greens colleagues, I oppose the Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Bill 2016. It is extraordinarily unfortunate that on the second last sitting day this year the Government has introduced a bill […]

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Profiting from child abuse

An opinion piece by David Shoebridge, originally published in the Newcastle Herald. TEN billion dollars is a lot of money. As it turns out, some corporations will do almost anything to access that kind of wealth, including the long-term mandatory detention of children seeking our country’s protection. Detention that we know will cause children irreparable […]

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FOI – Freedom’s just another word for ‘nothing here to see’

The agency which plans to remake Newcastle, UrbanGrowth, refused to produce key documents to Greens MP David Shoebridge under Freedom of Information laws because they said they aren’t required to produce “documents” but only “information”. This bizarre legal obstruction was only stopped when they were threatened with legal proceedings on the basis that the documents […]

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Game Council NSW Review [Question Time]

This speech was delivered on 19 June 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. GAME COUNCIL NSW REVIEW Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Roads and Ports, representing both the Minister for Primary Industries and the Minister for the Environment. Now that the Dunn […]

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Petition about police oversight in NSW

The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, together with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG), ACON and the Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) have launched a joint petition aimed at forcing a debate in the State Parliament on the legislative framework governing complaints about Police conduct in New South Wales. The need for an independent complaints […]

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