It is with enormous sadness that we inform you that John Kaye our much loved and respected Greens NSW MP died last night. [Read more…]
Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge is in the Illawarra today to speak with steel researchers, union representatives and the industry about the need for the NSW Parliament to pass the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016. [Read more…]
The NSW Government is today launching a blueprint for the complete dismemberment of TAFE as a quality public provider of vocational training and education in NSW. The 2015 Boston Consulting report suggests that three regional TAFE Institutes in the Riverina, New England and Western parts of NSW should close. It also proposes that teacher salaries and teaching standards in TAFE be radically reduced to compete with the cost structures of one of the least reputable private VET providers in the country. [Read more…]
Want to support the campaign to bring an end to animal cruelty in the greyhound racing industry? Here are four things you can do today:
With millions of dollars potentially at stake, it is in the best interests of wealthy private schools to perpetuate a series of myths; claims about their public value, their effectiveness and about the moral basis of continuing to receive public funds. Here are a few of those myths, busted:
Greens NSW MP John Kaye would like to thank people from across politics for their messages of support, all of which have been very helpful as Lynne and John face this challenge. [Read more…]
Skills Minister John Barilaro’s announcement of the private tenders for training and employment placement is cold comfort for young regional people facing the mounting costs of vocational education and training and massive cuts in Federal government support, says NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge.
Data for school funding and expenditure analysed by the Greens NSW demonstrates how just 20 exclusive private schools in NSW received over $111 million in state and federal government funding in 2014. They then used this funding to offset lavish expenditure on the construction of swimming pools, recital halls and tennis courts in schools with already extensive facilities while many public schools continue to struggle for basic facilities.
8 April 2016
With the potential collapse of the Whyalla steelworks, the NSW Parliament must act to legislate a local steel procurement policy to ensure the viability of the Port Kembla steelworks, a facility that contributes $3.3 billion to the Illawarra and NSW economy each year.
This means passing the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016. The purpose of the bill which was introduced in March is to secure a future for steel-making at Port Kembla in the Illawarra by mandating that government infrastructure projects use locally manufactured steel.
Greens are concerned that greyhounds continue to suffer after the greyhound special commission of inquiry recommendations have been postponed again. After a year of investigations, the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into greyhound racing has again delayed the handing down of their final recommendations to the Baird-Grant government. [Read more…]