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Advance notice that the Education Committee of the NSW Parliament will table a report at 10am today into Mark Latham’s “Parental Rights” Bill - a bill which attacks teachers, students, and families in the name of a warped right-wing ideology #nswpol
To the young transgender people who have had the misfortune to be exposed to this bill and the inquiry around it, I want to assure you that you are not alone. The Greens NSW join with all of those who will fight against this bill.
This report is a sham and an embarrassment to the NSW Parliament, it ignores the great majority of the evidence before the committee that staunchly opposed the Bill. The report such that it is is here: parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inq…
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Many timely reflections in this recent article re the capacity of health systems and workforce now and into the future croakey.org/under-pressure… #AusPol #COVID
On the importance of timely lockdowns & continuing other sensible public health measures, Prof @JBraithwaite1 says: "I would argue for prudence and holding the course. We risk unprecedented cases, deaths, and economic mayhem otherwise...
"I’d go for 90 percent, not 70 percent, vaccination rates, and counsel continuing public health measures, as stringently as possible," says @JBraithwaite1
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Just yesterday Brad Hazzard told me that no one had raised concerns with him that ICU capacity in NSW was at risk. How strange that I was getting pleas for help from doctors and nurses working on the frontline in our ICUs, but the Health Minister wasn’t? Thread. #nswpol #covidnsw
ICUs in our hospitals at the epicentre of this outbreak like Westmead, Liverpool and Nepean are at breaking point. I’ve been told that one of the main issues is that there aren’t enough nurses to care for the number of Covid patients in ICU who need 1:1 care most of the time,
and that ambulances transporting Covid patients are having to be turned away.
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I'll be joining @AbigailBoydMLC and asking questions in the Treasury Estimates hearing today from 9.30am - we'll be live here: youtube.com/NSWParliament #nswpol
@AbigailBoydMLC Treasury are telling us they don't know the current financial position of Icare. They don't know how many covid related claims have been dealt with by icare.
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@busyparamedic1 @lbobrien @sallymcmanus Yes (or better). Delta being much more transmissible means that a cloth or surgical mask isn’t good enough anymore. If you’re working with someone for a full day, even both wearing N95’s may not be good enough (unless fit-tested). #COVID19nsw #COVID19Aus
@busyparamedic1 @lbobrien @sallymcmanus This is a good study on SARS2 in exhaled aerosols by @Don_Milton. We absolutely must address aerosol transmission as a matter of urgency everywhere we can (need better masks, ventilation, HEPA filters) cc @greencate @RyanPark_Keira #COVID19nsw #nswpol
@busyparamedic1 @lbobrien @sallymcmanus @Don_Milton @greencate @RyanPark_Keira The study was done on the Alpha variant. Even more important to have better fitting masks/respirators with Delta.
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Can we ask some different questions? #NSWpol

Here’s some suggestions:

1) Is any analysis being done about those who are breaching orders to see if other measures would have prevented these breaches? (extra financial support, clearer communication due to language issues, etc?)
2) What’s being done to address overcrowding in communities as a result of housing affordability crisis - given most spread is in larger family grouping living in same home?
3) What’s the data on covid cases versus breaches? Is it the people who are breaching the orders causing the infections or are infections happening even though people are following the orders?
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I’ll be asking questions in the Estimates hearing with the Premier’s department today - it’s so important to not let accountability disappear during crises like these! You’ll be able to watch this live on the Parliament YouTube channel from 9.30am: youtube.com/user/NSWParlia… #nswpol ImageImage
Video is live here now:
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Absolutely the @ScottMorrisonMP Government is a handbrake on climate action but, despite the rhetoric, is @Matt_KeanMP's NSW Coalition doing better?

Here's 10 ways the @GladysB Government is failing on climate action. #nswpol

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smh.com.au/environment/cl…
1. Approved 8 new coal and gas projects since 2019 Election (including the Narrabri Gas Project) with combined scope 1 and 2 emissions equal to all @Matt_KeanMP's proposed savings from his multibillion dollar Renewable Energy Infrastructure Roadmap.

abc.net.au/news/2021-07-2…
2. Proposing to open up massive new coal exploration precincts including Hawkins Rumker area South of Bylong Valley near Rylstone.

smh.com.au/national/nsw/f…

Submissions close on the Preliminary Regional Issues Assessment tomorrow: rylstonecfc.com/submissions/?f…

Ping: @NoCoalRylstone
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I’ve pushed to have the Minister and the Chief Health Officer front the Committee I chair today because there are too many unanswered questions about lockdown and the path forward - we need to know what the evidence is and what the plan is 🔎 #nswpol smh.com.au/politics/nsw/c…
Democracy needs to keep operating even through crises and lockdowns - transparency and accountability can't just be put aside until later. These remote hearings are part of delivering on that promise. Image
You'll be able to watch live through the webcast link here from 12:30 - we will also live tweet the hearing:
parliament.nsw.gov.au/Pages/webcasts…
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Lots of discussion about the Reject Shop and it’s essential nature. Well I can tell a lot of people have never been out of money on Monday with Centrelink coming next Thursday. The Reject Shop sells short-dated pantry food cheap. Poor people use the reject shop to get fed #auspol
“But James how do you know this - you have money!?!?”

I am from a dirt poor background and was homeless at 15 - so if you can afford the occasional meal at Rockpool or have a negatively geared property, I suggest shutting your thoughtless mouth. #nswpol #auspol
My ex is a great guy who I miss terribly. He grew up in a family that didn’t have it as good as his peers. But he would feel broke when we had less than $10k in our every day account. When you’ve been really really really broke $10k with all your bills paid is party time.
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This presser with Hazzard is a textbook example of why diversity is necessary - integral! - to good decision making. So the NSW government had not prepared appropriate translation systems to meet a public health crisis. There is a crisis of trust in vulnerable communities, and
… the NSW government doesn’t have the relationships with those communities to overcome that. Hazzard says “some of these people are refugees who’ve had bad experiences with their own government” is a *clanger* - dude, YOU and your federal mates *are that government*, do you…
… have ANY idea about the impact of experiences on Manus or Nauru or in Villawood or any other internment facility has done to these people? As for the dangerous classism involved in relying on middle class people who have cleaners to just ask those people if they’re from the…
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Globalist elite's useful idiots in #MacquarieStreet, other state parliaments surely packing their dacks over yuge crowds at today's rallies. Thing they most fear -- mass awakening to how system they've signed us up to *actually* works -- now *habbening* for sure. #NSWpol
It's been obvious they've been fretting about this for a long time. But the loathsome jellybacked areseclowns who pretend to represent people of NSW recently had work done on State Parliament site in Macquarie Street that I think was extremely revealing.
They had a line of bollards erected on street edge of footpath right along length of the building. It looks very much like an extra barrier to protect against threat of vehicular terrorism. Can be seen in this video:
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NSW records 163 new COVID cases, Health Minister Brad Hazzard takes aim at other states abc.net.au/news/2021-07-2… #COVID19 #nswpol
"At the present time we've got cases going through the roof, and we have people thinking that it's OK to get out there and possibly be close to each other at a demonstration." said Health Minister Brad Hazzard abc.net.au/news/2021-07-2… #COVID19 #nswpol
Two student nurses tested positive to COVID-19.
NSW health authorities confirmed on Friday night that 130 staff and patients from Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital had been impacted. 9news.com.au/national/coron… #COVID19 #nswpol
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Pt 1/5 A train wreck in five parts. Gladys Berejiklian scoffs at Victoria as she's pressed to define essential work for the lockdown.
"Victoria did it very successfully.
"No they didn't." #nswpol #springst
Pt 2/5 The media continues on the essential work definition subject. Why not suspend some government infrastructure projects to set an example for people? Gladys Berejiklian puts the responsibility back on citizens. #nswpol #springst
Pt 3/5 Media continues putting it to Gladys Berejiklian that by not defining essential work it makes employees powerless. Still not getting it. #springst #nswpol
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1/ Last Friday, @MelindaPaveyMP gazetted 3 new floodplain harvesting regulations. One of which allows for the exemption of rainfall run off collection under the Water Management Act 2000

legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/pdf/asmad…
#MurrayDarling #NSWpol #NSWFPH
2/ Under this regulation, land holders can use tail water dams to capture rainfall run-off from an irrigated field without a licence, and use that water to irrigate.
3/ The problem is, once water is in a dam, there’s no way to distinguish whether it fell as rain on the property, or was captured from the floodplain.

It means large volumes of water can be captured without any monitoring or measurement. Sound familiar?

#FloodplainHarvesting
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I'm in the Chamber now seeking the release of all the documents relating to the NSW Police Strike Force Wyndarra failed requests to travel to SA to interview the victim of alleged rape - the answers we've got to date just doesn't stack up #nswpol
Happy to report we've had unanimous support for this. I will stay on the case.
Strike Force Wyndarra was established to undertake the investigation on 4 March 2020.

Police in the strike force sought to travel to South Australia to speak to the complainant between Sunday 15 March to 18 March.
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1/ Our full report into the growth of private storages, and by extension floodplain harvesting is available here:
irnnsw.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/21022-…

The bottom line is private dam storage has grown 2.4 times in the Northern NSW MDB since 1994
#Auspol #MurrayDarling #NSWPol #NSWFPH
2/ With publicly available satellite data we mapped the surface area of water storages and used LiDAR technology to determine cross-section and depth. We calculated growth in number and capacity of on-farm storages on the NSW Northern Basin floodplain.
3/ We found an increase in capacity from 597 GL in 1994 to 1,443 GL in 2019/20.

Or using the MDB’s official unit measurement, on-farm dam storage increased from 1.2 to 2.9 Sydney Harbours in 25 years.

But what’s the significance of 1994?
#NSWFPH
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We're starting the week right by watching @JohnBarilaroMP do his best used car salesman routine at an Upper House inquiry investigating the NSW Government rorts of bushfire recovery funding #nswpol
Barilaro says that the Blue Mountains missed out on getting any grants because they weren't eligible. That's despite 80% of the region being burnt by bushfires #nswpol
Labor MLC @JohnGrahamALP asks why Blue Mountains submitted 23 projects but not a single one was eligible. Barilaro says he's confused about dates and offers a free set of steak knives #nswpol
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Just spoke to @2SMNews and will be on @702Sydney at 7:45 talking about the Government’s dodgy grants - council grants and now bushfire grants horribly politicised and given to Coalition seats regardless of need
@2SMNews @702Sydney From 9.30am the inquiry into grants that I chair will be looking at Arts grants and how these have been unfairly allocated & created ridiculous application workloads for organisations #nswpol
@2SMNews @702Sydney You can watch this live here: parliament.nsw.gov.au/Pages/webcasts… We'll also try and live tweet what's happening. Also add next Monday to your diary: we'll have the Deputy Premier in the witness box.
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This is the everyday reality of Australia's "sustainable" kangaroo industry. The cruelty is abhorrent, and Australian governments do everything they can to make this industry as secretive yet PR-friendly as possible.

#auspol #nswpol #wildlife #kangaroos
A common myth about kangaroos is that they exist in plague proportions. Governments and the kangaroo industry work together to uphold this myth, and celebrate the industry as being "sustainable" and an eco-friendly way to "harvest meat" (kill animals).
The industry and government clearly doesn't care about the cruelty inherent to the kangaroo trade, which is why we need to hit them where it hurts: we need to prove kangaroo populations are NOT thriving, and don't deserve to be massacred in the middle of the night.
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Dehorning is the removal of a cow or calf’s horn, and it's usually done without pain relief, resulting in excruciating pain for the animal being mutilated.

In NSW, not only is dehorning completely legal, it's a REQUIREMENT of "Cattlecare accreditation"

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"an on-farm quality assurance programme developed to ensure domestic and export processors' and consumers' continuing confidence in Australia's beef quality and safety."

How can this happen? How can dehorning cattle be a requirement of a quality assurance program?
As with everything in animal agriculture, it's because the priority is money, NOT animal welfare. According to DPI NSW, the industry dehorns calves and cows because horned cattle:

* can cause more severe injury to other cattle, especially in yards, feedlots and transport;
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1) Now learning about #GESARA and #NESARA. Starting to look like #Trump might have actually prepared the way for their implementation. A crucial step is getting nation off debt based system controlled by central banks and reclaiming control with gold-backed currency.
2) That's why I'm looking at ScoMo's much derided use of phrase "#goldstandard" in a new light. Remember that he made this comment about #NSWpol's handling of #COVID19AU back in September, saying "that is where we have to get everybody to":
3) ScoMo used phrase several times. In clip below (Dec): "NSW Govt's testing and tracing capabilities are #goldstandard not just in this country but anywhere around the world." So, local and global reference. #NESARA is USA, #GESARA is global.
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.@theage confirms their Peter Costello influence with one of 2020's most ridiculous and biased articles. A thread ⬇️⬇️ #auspol #springst #IstandwithDan
Firstly, the headline. Does anyone legitimately fear Dan? I know this is an opinion piece but when your view is nonsense it has to be called out. #auspol #springst #IstandwithDan
Our State Premiers (not just Dan) were thrust into the 'spotlight' as @ScottMorrisonMP delegated the pandemic response to the states. Morrison wasn't making decisions that mattered because is lazy and doesn't give a f**k. #auspol #springst #IStandwithDan #ParttimePM
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HQ inquiry thread:
This is naturally a long document. I'll be commenting below relevant sections of the report as I read it throughout the day. A thread 🔽🔽#auspol #springst #hotelquarantine #COVID19
The report makes it clear that National Cabinet and the Federal Government had no plan for hotel quarantine. 36 hours to set up HQ after the National Cabinet meeting. @ScottMorrisonMP and @GregHuntMP are pathetic. #auspol #springst #hotelquarantine
Hotel Quarantine was a rushed decision forced on the states from the Federal Government. @ScottMorrisonMP had no plan, the Federal Government contributed nothing. The travelers had arrived before HQ was even announced. Pathetic. #auspol #springst #hotelquarantine
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