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Unlocking rail yards deadly legacy

Potentially deadly arsenic, cadmium and asbestos will be disturbed during proposed work at a derelict goods train site ahead of WestConnex construction.

FEDERAL LAW CHANGE MAKES TOXIC CRUISE SHIP POLLUTION LEGAL

Greens MP Jamie Parker has expressed his dismay at today's amendment to the Navigation Act 2012, which will set an upper limit for fuel sulphur content only while cruise ships are at berth.

Opal refuses to let store sell card

FRUSTRATED shopkeepers have been forbidden to sell, or top up, Opal cards even though they are just metres from one of the inner west’s busiest bus stops. Read the full story here

Transport heritage grants

Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain, today congratulated the Sydney Bus Museum and the Dictionary of Sydney for being awarded transport heritage grants under the Transport Heritage Grants Program.

Cruise ships may be prohibited from using the terminal

Luxury ships ignoring proposed new noise rules at the White Bay Cruise Terminal could be banned from using the facility. The NSW Government is also looking at paying to noise-proof dozens of homes near the terminal. Music blaring out on decks and loud passenger announcements could also be restricted to minimise noise. Read the full article here

Gallacher given promotion after ICAC gutted

Mike Baird is showing utter contempt for the people of NSW by reinstating a man who ICAC found was willing to 'evade the election funding laws.' And to add insult to injury, he is not only bringing him back, he is also giving him a pay raise of nearly $20,000 by elevating him to the chair of a parliamentary committee.

Powerhouse inquiry to drag on

A number of contradictions in the planning of a new, relocated powerhouse museum have been exposed in the fifth hearing of the Inquiry into Museums and Galleries.

MP's call to arms against WestConnex

On Sunday 20 November more than one hundred concerned locals gathered at Badu Park, Annandale in opposition to WestConnex. The protest was a call to arms to halt the progression of Stage 3 of the WestConnex project, which involves linking the M4 and M5. Read the full story in City Hub here    

Greens move to protect whistleblowers and strengthen ICAC

Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain and Greens anti-corruption spokesperson, today introduced a Bill that will strengthen protection for whistleblowers who provide information to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Government plot to kill ICAC: Greens

Member for Balmain and Greens anti-corruption spokesperson, Jamie Parker MP, has strongly criticised the Liberal party for their Bill to radically restructure the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and to sack the current ICAC Commissioner.

Labor baulks at ICAC reform

Premier Mike Baird's push for bipartisanship on a proposed overhaul of the NSW corruption watchdog has hit a roadblock, with Labor insisting that current ICAC Commissioner Megan Latham be guaranteed the top job.

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