Media Release: Police made 700 child protector register errors

A report released today by the Law Enforcement Misconduct Commission has found NSW Police made over 700 incorrect decisions about the administration of the NSW Child Protection Register. These errors include failing to put 96 convicted offenders on the register,...

Media release: Corporate nonsense gone wild with TAFE outsourcing  

The latest TAFE procurement tender will see essential curriculum planning for vocational education being outsourced. This is the outcome of years of Liberal Government cuts to vocational education which are resulting in key skills being lost, and core functions being...

Media release: Devolved spending a $1.3 billion failure

Information received by the Greens, following a threat to censure the Education Minister, shows that public schools across NSW have $1.3 billion in unspent money. Averaged across the states 2,200 public schools this equates to almost $600,000 unspent for every school....

NSW Police drug dog program produces just 59 supply prosecutions.

The NSW police’s drug dog program resulted in only 59 successful supply prosecutions over a 12 month period. After months of lobbying by the Greens NSW the government was forced to hand over data  showing the thousands of stip searches carried out across the state are...

Media release: Child protection failing Aboriginal children – Half of children in juvenile justice have also received child protection services Direct tunnel from out of home care to prison. One way flight from Child Protection Services to Juvenile Justice

A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare today has revealed that there is significant overlap between youth who have been under the care of Child Services and Juvenile justice. The report shows that half of children who had been supervised...

Media Release: Right to farm laws a front for protest crackdown

Amidst an epidemic of illegal land clearing, criminal animal cruelty and concern about mining operations, the NSW Government have stepped in with “Right to Farm” laws to protect corporate agribusiness from protest and scrutiny. Those affected by these laws will likely...

Media Release: Policing by numbers an abuse of public trust

Information obtained by the Greens through Budget Estimates has exposed the NSW Police Force doing “policing by numbers” with the use of powers to undertake invasive personal and strip searches being subject to KPIs and targets. These “discretionary” police powers are...