Liberal National government shuts down debate on right to protest

The Liberal National government has today moved NSW closer to a police state, shutting down debate in Parliament on the right to protest. Greens MP David Shoebridge moved a motion this morning to disallow a government regulation giving police the power to prohibit any...

Media release: Night-time police raids on the elderly not on

The organisation Exit International has raised concerns about police “night time raids” on elderly members, including in retirement villages in the Tweed region.   Greens MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge said:   “It’s hard to imagine something more...

Media Release: Urgent Rethink Needed in Policing Mental Health

A man, who had been held under the Mental Health Act, has died while being arrested by police. This tragic death focuses the urgent need for far greater mental health resources and a rethink of the role of policing people in the community with mental illnesses. Greens...

Media Release: Cocaine Vs Ice

  The NSW Police will send 100 officers into rural areas to fight the “ice epidemic”.   This is despite the fact that cocaine use in NSW is at a 15 year high and between 2013 and 2016 use of meth/amphetamines in NSW halved.   There is a dire need to address the impact...