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Politics for the 21st century.


The future is coming. Faster than ever before. And it's not clear yet that we are equipped to deal with it. Presented by the Greens Political Education Trust, the Reboot.Future.2015 conference will dig down beneath the surface to ask the important questions about the convergance of politics, technology, environment and culture in an ultraglobalised world.

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Hall Greenland
Brain food

Hall Greenland

‘Too much process, not enough politics’ – it’s a common refrain (and constant challenge) at meetings of local groups and the State Delegates Council. Well, one interesting response to that problem is the Greens Political Education Trust and its annual inspiring ideas conference. Reboot 2015 is scheduled for October 31 and will cover everything from what's wrong with our democracy, civil disobedience, sustainable utopias & fully automated luxury communism, robotics, latest in renewables, the happiness industry etc

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John Kaye
Baird's head in the sand over demise of fossil fuels

John Kaye

Premier Baird has been caught trying to block the release of a departmental document arguing for strong targets to reduce NSW’s GHG emissions, putting at risk jobs and investment in the clean energy sector. Want to get involved in the 100% Renewable NSW movement? Join our forum on 31 October!

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Jenny Leong
WestConnex parliamentary debate

Jenny Leong

Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, residents and local businesses, more than 10,000 signatures have been collected on the Stop WestConnex petition. That means we get a debate in parliament to raise community objections to this dirty tollway - we're inviting you to be there on 19 November.

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Tamara Smith
Submission deadline to save our sanctuaries

Tamara Smith

Have your say on the future of NSW marine sanctuaries. Less than 7% of NSW waters are fully protected and the Government wants to reduce that further. The Save our Marine Life alliance has set up an easy to use online submission tool to tell Mike Baird you want our marine sanctuaries protected for the future.

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Jamie Parker
High Court decision paves the way for further donations reform

Jamie Parker

The High Court has upheld NSW laws that apply caps on political donations. The Court also ruled that laws banning specific classes of political donors are constitutionally valid. Elections should be about the contest of ideas, not the contest of cash. The campaign continues for these laws to apply to local government where unlimited political donations are currently allowed.

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Jan Barham
A week to talk about caring

Jan Barham

It's Anti-Poverty Week and Carers Week and new research by Anglicare shows the link between the two. Older single women are increasingly vulnerable to poverty and homelessness. Part of the reason is gender inequality, including women's lifelong contributions as unpaid carers. We need a national plan to make our society more equitable.

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Jeremy Buckingham
Mining licence rules open to corruption

Jeremy Buckingham

The government's response to the ICAC report on corruption in the mining sector leaves the door open to corruption by still allowing unsolicited bids for mining licences, rather than auctions as recommended by ICAC. Of course, granting more coal and coal seam gas licences in an era of climate change and global glut of fossil fuels is particularly stupid anyway.

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Mehreen Faruqi
Fighting the Newcastle rail closure

Mehreen Faruqi

On 30 September, over 100 Hunter residents gathered for a Greens transport forum in Newcastle, and hundreds more came together for a massive rally at Civic to save the rail line last Sunday. This week it's likely the government will try to pass the rail closure bill. No matter what happens, we will keep fighting for the rail.

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Lee Rhiannon
High Court paves way to end toxic donations

Senator Lee Rhiannon

The High Court decision last week on the case initiated by the Newcastle developer and ex Mayor Jeff McCloy has the potential to end the corrupting influence political donations have on our democratic institutions. My bill which will ban political donations from property developers, mining companies and the alcohol, tobacco and gambling industries is already before parliament.

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David Shoebridge
Is Minister Toole Fit for the Future?

David Shoebridge

With a wink and a nod to the government’s appallingly undemocratic and rushed "Fit for the Future" assessment of local councils, our office has undertaken an independent, fair and impartial assessment of how Paul Toole stacks up as Local Government Minister. Spoiler alert: he’s not even fit for the present.

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Party matters:

Thanks St George Greens! The SDC and AGM was held over the weekend in Carlton, hosted by the wonderful St George Greens. A full list of new officebearers is available on the members' website. Minutes and SDC decisions will be progressively available too. Congratulations to all elected officebearers!

Boundary redistribution: we are anticipating that the draft redistribution of electorate boundaries will be released by the Australian Electoral Commission this Friday (16 October) on their website: http://aec.gov.au. To file an objection to the new draft boundaries please get in touch with your local group or organiser.

Draft strategic plan: The latest draft of the strategic plan is available on the members' website. Please submit your comments no later than Friday 11 November.

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