Media release: NSW Parliament must act to save our steel industry

Media release: NSW Parliament must act to save our steel industry

Media Release 8 April 2016 With the potential collapse of the Whyalla steelworks, the NSW Parliament must act to legislate a local steel procurement policy to ensure the viability of the Port Kembla steelworks, a facility that contributes $3.3 billion to the Illawarra...
Baird’s plan to privatise prisons – a risk to NSW democracy

Baird’s plan to privatise prisons – a risk to NSW democracy

The NSW Coalition’s plan to privatise the State’s prisons is a serious risk to the State’s democracy, putting in place a dangerous incentive for multi-national corporations to lobby and donate to any political party that will drive their profits by...
Fairfax job cuts represent attack on quality journalism

Fairfax job cuts represent attack on quality journalism

The Greens NSW today expressed their support for Fairfax staff who are on strike until Monday following management’s decision to cut the equivalent of 120 full-time jobs. The losses will be felt in the Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms in the areas of News and...
Baird the Grinch who stole retail workers Christmas

Baird the Grinch who stole retail workers Christmas

Last night Mike Baird teamed up with Fred Nile to steal half the Christmas holiday from hundreds of thousands of retail workers across NSW. At the stroke of midnight, the Liberal, National and Christian Democrat parties joined together to amend the State’s retail...
Do what I say, not what I do as Scipione, gets a $100,000 pay rise.

Do what I say, not what I do as Scipione, gets a $100,000 pay rise.

Under a deal negotiated with the Baird Government, Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione is set to receive a $100,000 a year pay rise. In 2014-15, Scipione was already one of the state’s highest paid  public servants with $497,297 a year. The $100,000 pay rise will take...
Government failing to deal with bullying in Hunter mines

Government failing to deal with bullying in Hunter mines

Figures obtained by the NSW Greens in response to Questions on Notice in Parliament show that more than half of the formal complaints of workplace harassment and bullying in the mining sector related to operations in the Hunter. The figures also show a substantial...
100 dock workers sacked in midnight email

100 dock workers sacked in midnight email

Overnight 100 dock workers were sacked in an underhanded move by Hutchinson Ports Australia. Workers were sent an email at midnight informing them that they should not come in to work and would be paid only to the end of next week. The Maritime Union of Australia...
Anzac Day deserves to be a proper public holiday like any other

Anzac Day deserves to be a proper public holiday like any other

As published by the Sydney Morning Herald: Anzac Day is our national day of respect and remembrance. It is the day on which we reflect on the tragedy, sacrifice and waste of war. We promise not only to never forget, but also to learn from the past. This year, as the...
What happened to the Anzac Day public holiday?

What happened to the Anzac Day public holiday?

The Greens NSW are calling for the NSW Premier to step in and give workers a weekday public holiday to commemorate the Anzac Day centenary anniversary. This year, because April 25th falls on a Saturday the NSW government has decided to only make that Saturday a public...