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Government’s WorkCover inquiry a sham

The NSW parliamentary inquiry into WorkCover has rejected the application of Greens NSW Industrial Relations spokesperson David Shoebridge to appear before it, highlighting the flawed nature of the inquiry and the government’s real agenda of slashing benefits for injured workers with no justification. View the Greens NSW submission to the inquiry  Read more about the […]

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A May Day 2012 message from David

Friends, The clear agenda from the first twelve months of the O’Farrell government has been the attack on the wages and conditions of people in NSW, highlighting the importance of collective action and solidarity between working people in NSW. The Greens have been at the forefront of opposing these changes, ensuring that the public spotlight […]

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Union right to prosecute retained

The Coalition’s intention to severely undermine workplace safety in NSW was dealt a blow today, with the NSW Upper House amending the government’s OHS Harmonisation legislation in key areas. One of the most important outcomes, according to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge, was retaining the union right to prosecute. “NSW is the first state to […]

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Lessons must be learnt from tragic death of Sarah Waugh

Next week’s coronial inquest into the tragic death of Sarah Waugh, who died while undertaking a jillaroo training course at Dubbo TAFE in 2009, is too short to consider the necessary evidence and make appropriate recommendations so that such a tragedy never occurs again, according to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. (SMH 30 May, page […]

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