Media Release: Local councillors gagged by bureaucrats

In another Liberal National party attack on local democracy, councillors across NSW face being gagged to stop them criticising the actions of their council or speaking out against decisions they disagree with. The first council to seek to enforce new gag laws passed...

Media Release: Valid asbestos concerns but no case to sack council

The Greens commend the Blue Mountains Council staff, community and councillors who have publically campaigned to address serious asbestos safety issues. It is a serious misstep by the Local Government Minister to threaten to sack the council while WorkSafe NSW...
Profiting from child abuse

Profiting from child abuse

An opinion piece by David Shoebridge, originally published in the Newcastle Herald. TEN billion dollars is a lot of money. As it turns out, some corporations will do almost anything to access that kind of wealth, including the long-term mandatory detention of children...