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Historic vote in NSW Parliament supports Federal Royal Commission into Abuse

On 14 August 2012 I placed the following notice of motion on the Parliamentary record, after discussion with victims and survivors of abuse and their organisations: Mr Shoebridge to move— 1. That this House notes that: (a) survivors of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and other organizations have long campaigned for a public inquiry, […]

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New Police Integrity Commissioner fails his first test

The Police Integrity Commission (PIC) and its new Commissioner have refused to investigate a serious allegation of police assault at the SCG, and the extraordinary events which followed. The police failings included the police media unit sending Assistant Commissioner Murdoch to publicly defend police actions without even informing him that the officer in question was […]

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Investigation needed into police bashing at SCG

On 18 February 2012 a serious incident occurred when a police officer repeatedly struck a spectator at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The incident was recorded on a camera phone and the recording sent to the media. After the video was played a senior police officer made a public statement which sought to vindicate the actions […]

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Fighting political repression at home: David talks on Occupy

This is the adjournment speech given by David in NSW Parliament on 11 November 2011 The Occupy movement began with a single protest in New York on 17 September 2011 called “Occupy Wall Street”. This protest targets corporate greed and growing inequality across the globe. The protesters’ slogan “We are the 99 per cent” refers […]

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Broken regulator puts profits before motorists [VIDEO]

The motor vehicle insurance system in NSW is broken, and the insurance companies love it that way. This story from the ABC 730 Report exposes the heartbreaking impact on the injured, the super-profits of unaccountable insurers, and a failed regulator ignoring the public interest. The most damming evidence of this sorry situation is the estimates […]

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Government must back scrutiny of secretive NSW Crime Commission

Following the decision of the Supreme Court to allow a public inquiry to proceed into how the NSW Crime Commission cut secret million dollar deals with organised crime figures, Greens MP David Shoebridge has called on the NSW Police Minister Michael Gallacher to commit to accepting the Court’s decision and allowing the inquiry into the […]

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