Published October 21, 2014- Nicole Hasham, State Politics Reporter
Non-profit community groups are being forced to pay hundreds of dollars a week in rent, throwing their viability into doubt, as the NSW government abandons "peppercorn rent" agreements that have been in place for decades. -- It is understood the peppercorn rent paid by the Glebe Youth Service is also in doubt.
Greens MP Jamie Parker said the move to market rent was "a cruel ideological attack that will inevitably see these critical services close".
Published October 20, 2014 - Sean Nicholls, SMH State Political Editor
The NSW Greens are considering amendments to the government's bill that would further clarify what constitutes election advertising to guarantee issues-based campaigns are not caught by the spending cap.
The party is also considering amendments that would reflect its belief that if the amount able to be spent by registered third-party campaigners was reduced, then so should the amount able to be spent by political parties.
"We believe any changes can't unfairly target particular voices during an election campaign," Greens MP Jamie Parker said.
This morning I celebrated the historic passing of a Bill in the Legislative Assembly that extinguishes convictions of decriminalised homosexual offences.
Pictured here with Bruce Notley-Smith Member for Coogee, Alex Greenwich Member for Sydney, local residents Peter Bonsall-Boone and Peter de Waal and Justin Koonin co-convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.