Insurance Companies Gouging Millions On Greenslips

For the past decade NSW motorists have been gouged by licensed insurers who have been reaping super profits from the green slip insurance scheme. Once final data is in for the period from 2008 to date, profits can be expected to exceed $2.5 billion at a total cost to...
Green Slip Gouging Must Stop

Green Slip Gouging Must Stop

For the past decade NSW motorists have been gouged by licensed insurers who have been reaping super profits from the green slip insurance scheme.  This has delivered an estimated $2.5 billion in super profits to private insurers at the expense of both motorists and...

Greens celebrate twenty years in local government

Running on the Greens principles of ecological sustainability, social and economic justice, grassroots democracy, disarmament and non-violence, The Greens achieved their first electoral success in NSW at the local government elections held on Saturday the 14th of...

A busy week for Industrial Relations in NSW

GOVERNMENT ABANDONS EQUAL PAY The government made no provision in the budget for funding the outcomes of the Australian Services Union’s Equal Pay case before FairWork Australia to achieve pay equity for workers in the community and disability services industry....

The need for Bail Act reform in NSW

Bail is meant to guarantee that a defendant, who has not been found guilty of a crime, turns up to court for their trial. It is not meant to be denied to people as a form of pre-trial punishment and it is not meant to be a complicated Supreme Court trial. It should be...
O’Farrell’s ineffective graffiti legislation

O’Farrell’s ineffective graffiti legislation

Legislation passing through the NSW Parliament that sends more children to court for graffiti will do nothing to reduce graffiti and is a step backwards, according to the Greens NSW and the submission of the Law Society of NSW. This legislation will push more children...
Save our Forests

Save our Forests

We need your help to save NSW State Forests NSW state forests are being harvested at unsustainable rates, with the current protections being systematically breached by logging operators. The Greens NSW have launched a petition to tell the NSW Government that state...
Restoring Democracy to local councils

Restoring Democracy to local councils

The Greens have introduced legislation to improve local democracy by removing local ‘gerrymanders’ and ensuring that councils in NSW have at least three councillors per ward. This will ensure that local governments are representative, effective, and...
NSW Taser guidelines risk cardiac injury

NSW Taser guidelines risk cardiac injury

NSW Police are placing citizens lives at risk by failing to explicitly direct police to avoid firing at the chest. This is despite a recent US Federal court jury finding that a taser fired at the chest was responsible for the death of 17 year old Darryl Turner. These...
O’Farrell’s disgrace on equal pay

O’Farrell’s disgrace on equal pay

The NSW Government’s submission to Fair Work Australia filed on 2 August, regarding the ASU’s Equal Pay for Equal Work case, opposes the claims of the ASU and if accepted will see community sector fail with their bid to receive equal pay. Greens NSW MP and...
Devastation in our State Forests – mid North Coast

Devastation in our State Forests – mid North Coast

On 19 and 20 July David visited the mid north coast, travelling from Port Macquarie to just north of Coffs Harbour. His visit took in many of our spectacular state forests, investigating concerning reports of clear-fell logging and other operations in breach of local...