Media Release: Deluge of Planning Documents

Environmental impact assessment improvement project -Department assesses the potential impacts of a proposal for a State significant project before a decision is made by the Minister for Planning or the Minister’s delegate on whether or not a project is approved....

Local Government Amendment (Amalgamation Referendums) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 11:25 ): I give The Greens’ strong endorsement to the Local Government Amendment (Amalgamation Referendums) Bill 2017. If the Government had any sense it would endorse and embrace this bill with open arms, because it gets them out of a...

Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 17:51 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate our party’s support of the Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017. This bill is at least some partial acknowledgement that our laws, both criminal and civil, are currently failing people in...

Home Building Amendment (Compensation Reform) Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 15:28 ): The Greens do not oppose the Home Building Amendment (Compensation Reform) Bill 2017 but we have significant concerns about it. The bill seeks to do a number of things. First of all, it proposes to have a new legislative framework which...

Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 11:59 ): I speak on behalf of The Greens in the debate on the Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and note our genuine concerns. It appears that this bill has been introduced by the Government as a pre-emptive surrender—no doubt...