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  • Facts don't support Baird's push on power and public service cuts

    The NSW Liberals and National' justification for the destruction of public sector services and the long-term leasing of the wires and poles does not survive the mid-year economic data released by Treasurer Andrew Constance, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.

  • Damning Parliamentary Report into Rail Cut in Newcastle Reconfirms Community Suspicions

    Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for Transport has stated that the interim report handed down by a parliamentary committee investigating planning decisions in Newcastle, has reaffirmed community suspicions that the decision to cut the Newcastle rail line has absolutely no credibility. The report has called on the NSW Government to suspend the cutting of the line until a cost benefit analysis is undertaken.

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  • Government must act on Aboriginal land claim backlog

    The NSW Government’s failure to transfer lands that are part of approved Aboriginal land claims is depriving Aboriginal people of significant opportunities for economic and social self-determination, says Jan Barham, Greens MP and spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs.

    “The latest Auditor-General’s report on Trade and Investment shows that the Crown Lands Minister has yet to transfer approved land claims worth $719 million.

  • Newcastle planning report delivers compelling case to halt the rail cut

    The Parliamentary Inquiry into Newcastle Planning has today delivered an interim report that makes a compelling case for the NSW government to immediately halt its plans to cut the Newcastle rail line on Boxing Day.

  • Sydney siege shows tougher gun laws needed now

    Today's revelation that the gunman at the Sydney siege had a gun licence must lead to tougher gun laws across the country.

    NSW Police Commissioner Scipione must immediately explain how a man charged with such serious violent offences retained a gun licence with the NSW Police Firearms Registry.

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