Unanimous call to restore lost compensation benefits

A unanimous Parliamentary committee report tabled today recommends the urgent restoration of some workers compensation benefits that were slashed from the scheme by former Minister Pearce in 2012.
 

Does the NSW Government even realise that it has no Social Housing Policy?

Answers to questions in the NSW Legislative Council this week have revealed that some Ministers appear to be unaware that their Government is operating without a social housing policy, says Greens MP and Housing spokesperson, Jan Barham.
 
"Despite the fact that the Auditor-General pointed out the need to deliver a Social Housing Policy last year, and that less than a fortnight ago our Parliamentary Inquiry repeated that call, Ministers in the Upper House seem to have no idea that their Government is operating without a policy," Ms Barham said.

Liberals and Shooters team up to vote down democracy

The Coalition has today forced the City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014 through Parliament. The bill was designed by the Shooters party and delivered by the Coalition in order to entrench corporate voting and halve the voice of residents on council.
 
While the Coalition and Shooters teamed up to double the corporate vote, the Greens succeeded in amending the bill to prevent the undemocratic scheme from being applied in any Local Government area outside the City of Sydney.
 
*Greens NSW MP and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge said:*
 
“This bill is designed to disenfranchise residents in the City of Sydney and hand political power to corporate Australia.
 
“Corporations should not have a single vote in council elections, let alone two as this undemocratic law provides.

Liberals and Shooters team up to vote down democracy

The Coalition has today forced the City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014 through Parliament. The bill was designed by the Shooters party and delivered by the Coalition in order to entrench corporate voting and halve the voice of residents on council.
 
While the Coalition and Shooters teamed up to double the corporate vote, the Greens succeeded in amending the bill to prevent the undemocratic scheme from being applied in any Local Government area outside the City of Sydney.
 
*Greens NSW MP and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge said:*
 
“This bill is designed to disenfranchise residents in the City of Sydney and hand political power to corporate Australia.
 
“Corporations should not have a single vote in council elections, let alone two as this undemocratic law provides.