Media & Press Releases

For all the latest press releases and media coverage from Adam Searle MLC.
For media enquiries, please contact Adam’s office.

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DON HARWIN SUSPENDED FROM THE UPPER HOUSE OVER SECRECY ON $250 MILLION GRANTS RORT 

Sydney Morning Herald – 20 October 2020 – NSW government dealt embarrassing blow as leader kicked out of upper house

Daily Telegraph – 21 October 2020 – Don Harwin: Government MP kicked out of chamber over grants program

Sydney Morning Herald – 21 October 2020 – Premier’s staff to appear before community grants inquiry


LABOR FORCES CHANGE TO BAN MINISTERS AND PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES FROM RAKING IN COMMISSIONS FROM PROPERTY DEVELOPERS
Media Release – 16 October 2020


LABOR DISAPPOINTED WITH IRC DECISION ON 0.3 PER CENT PAY INCREASE TO PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS
Media Release – 1 October 2020


SEARLE CALLS FOR FAIRNESS ON HOUSING TARGETS AND UNBALANCED DEVELOPMENT

Sydney Morning Herald – 1 October 2020 – ‘Test case in fairness’: Minister challenged to hold firm on housing targets

Sydney Morning Herald – 3 October 2020 – Councils seize on COVID-19 as chance to lower housing development targets


STATEMENT: INDEPENDENT PLANNING COMMISSION NARRABRI DECISION
Media Statement – 30 September 2020


SEARLE AND SAFFIN DEMAND A FAIR GO AND RELIEF PACKAGE FOR BORDER COMMUNITIES
Media Release – 22 September 2020

UNRESPONSIVE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST EXTEND ITS SOUTHERN BORDER FINANCIAL RESCUE PACKAGE TO NORTHERN COMMUNITIES
Media Release – 10 September 2020

BORDER BUSINESSES NEAR QUEENSLAND AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA FORGOTTEN IN BARILARO’S CASH SPLASH
Media Release – 25 August 2020

TweedDaily News – 25 August 2020 – FAIR GO: Government accused of ‘playing favourites’

EchoNetDaily – 10 September 2020 – Put your money on the table say Labor


LABOR CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO MANDATE AUSTRALIAN-MADE SOLAR PANELS TO BOOST LOCAL MANUFACTURING

NewsCorp News – 17 September 2020 – Few people Kean on free solar panel offer


LABOR URGES GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT MAJOR REFORMS TO WORKPLACE SAFETY LAWS
Media Release – 20 August 2020

ABC News – 21 August 2020 – Gosford scaffolding collapse prompts calls for workplace safety reform


LABOR ASKS: WHO TROUSERED THE MONEY FOR MURWILLUMBAH EAST UPGRADE?
Media Release – 10 August 2020

Echo NetDaily – 11 August 2020 – Did someone pocket a Murwillumbah school’s rebuild funds?


NSW LABOR CALLS FOR EXTRA SITTING DAYS OF PARLIAMENT TO DEAL WITH CRITICAL COVID-19 ISSUES

Daily Telegraph – 7 August 2020 – Push for extra sitting days for Ruby Princess, bushfire inquiries


LABOR CENSURES DON HARWIN IN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Media Release – 6 August 2020


LABOR CALLS ON BEREJIKLIAN TO PUT NSW JOBS FIRST 

Daily Telegraph – 24 July 2020 – Businesses call for NSW Government to award contracts locally during COVID-19


LABOR CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION ON DIVISIVE HOUSING DIVERSITY CODE
Media Release – 1 July 2020

Illawarra Mercury – 1 July 2020 – ‘This will cause grief in our neighbourhoods’: DAs no longer needed to build duplexes in the Illawarra

Great Lakes Advocate – 2 July 2020 – MidCoast Council adopts low rise medium density housing code

Sydney Morning Herald – 27 August 2020 – What you earn shouldn’t stop you from living in any suburb: Stokes


LABOR WELCOMES MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE – RENEWS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO ABANDON PUBLIC WORKER WAGE CUT
Media Release – 19 June 2020

Australian Community Media – 28 June 2020 – Searle, Saffin launch petition against public sector pay cut


NSW LABOR CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMES FAST-TRACKED PLANNING SYSTEM
Media Release – 18 June 2020


LIBERALS, NATIONALS BLOCK INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER LAWS IN NSW
Media Release – 5 June 2020


LABOR BLOCKS BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT WAGES CUT – BEREJIKLIAN AND BARILARO MPS MUST EXPLAIN WHY THEY VOTED AGAINST JOBS AND GROWTH
Media Release – 3 June 2020

LABOR FENDS OFF GOVERNMENT ATTEMPT TO SAVAGE MORE THAN 400,000 PAY PACKETS
Media Release – 2 June 2020

DOMINIC PERROTTET MUST ABANDON JOB DESTROYING WAGE CUTS
Media Release – 1 June 2020

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT ACTS UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS TO SAVAGE WORKERS’ PAY‬
Media Release – 30 May 2020

Sydney Morning Herald – 26 May 2020 – Public sector wage battle looms for the Berejiklian government

Australian Community Media – 28 May 2020 – Crossbench looks to block NSW pay freeze

10 New Sydney – 28 May 2020 – Major opposition mounts to Berejiklian Government’s public sector worker pay freeze

2GB Radio Sydney – 28 May 2020 – Searle on Berejiklian Government’s pay cuts to 400,000 NSW workers

ABC Radio Sydney – 28 May 2020 – “Gross economic vandalism”: Searle extended interview on Berejiklian Government wage cuts

2SM Radio Sydney – 28 May 2020 – Searle extended interview: Labor to fight Berejiklian Govt’s cuts to workers’ pay

WSFM Radio – 28 May 2020 – Searle on Berejiklian Government’s public sector wage cuts

Government News – 28 May 2020 – Labor vows to block NSW public sector pay freeze

ABC Radio Sydney – 30 May 2020 – Searle on Berejiklian Govt bypassing Parliament to sneak through cruel pay cut for 400,000 NSW workers

Sydney Morning Herald – 1 June 2020 – Perrottet offers $1000 to public servants in lieu of pay rise

ABC Radio Sydney – 1 June 2020 – Searle on Berejiklian Government’s wage cuts plan to be blocked by NSW upper house

Sydney Morning Herald – 2 June 2020 – Billing ban from paramedics as public servants fight wage freeze

Daily Telegraph – 2 June 2020 – Gladys Berejiklian’s wage freeze threat: Take $1000 or expect job losses

Australian Community Media – 2 June 2020 – NSW public servants’ pay freeze rejected

The Australian – 2 June 2020 – Public servants’ pay freeze blocked

Australian Community Media – 2 June 2020 – NSW government’s decision to freeze public service wages overturned in upper house

ABC News Online – 2 June 2020 – NSW Upper House blocks Government’s bid to freeze public sector wages as coronavirus hits economy

ABC News Sydney – 2 June 2020 – Berejiklian’s push to freeze workers’ wages overturned by Parliament

Australian Community Media -2 June 2020 – NSW pay freeze heads for IR commission

Tweed Daily News – 23 June 2020 – ‘Kick in guts’: Nurse gives evidence to industrial umpire


NORTH WEST SYDNEY NEEDS QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICES – NOT JUST MASSIVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
Media Release – 30 May 2020


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT POLICE MINISTER FAILS TO RULE OUT CUT IN POLICE PAY, WHLE POLICE COMMISSIONER GETS $87,000 PAY RISE
Media Release – 22 May 2020

Sydney Morning Herald – 8 May 2020 – NSW Police chief Mick Fuller gets a big payday

ABC Radio Sydney – 9 May 2020 – Searle on $87,000 pay increase for NSW Police Commissioner

Daily Telegraph – 12 May 2020 – Fuller’s pay rise facing the chop

The Guardian Australia – 13 May 2020 – Gladys Berejiklian under fire for defence of police commissioner’s $649,500 pay

Daily Telegraph – 13 May 2020 –  Move to block ‘offensive’ pay rise for NSW Police Commissioner


MINISTER DOESN’T REALISE HIS OWN BILLS ARE COMING TO PARLIAMENT ON JUNE 2ND
Media Release – 22 May 2020


1,590 WORKERS IN BALLINA AND 1,405 WORKERS IN TWEED FACING PAY CUT UNDER BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT
Media Release – 21 May 2020

Ballina Shire Advocate – 21 May 2020 – Pay freeze a ‘slap in the face’ for workers

Bathurst Western Advocate – 21 May 2020 – Labor slams wage freeze prospect for 1542 Bathurst electorate workers


LABOR CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT PROCESS TO DECIDE ICAC’S FUNDING

ABC Radio Sydney – 14 May 2020 – Searle on report warning ICAC’s funding model is unlawful

2SM Radio Sydney – 14 May 2020 – Searle calls for independent funding model for ICAC


LABOR SECURES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR LANDLORDS AND TENANTS STRUGGLING WITH COVID-19

Daily Telegraph – 13 May 2020 – NSW upper house passes coronavirus bills

ABC Radio Sydney – 13 May 2020 – Labor’s Adam Searle moves amendment to provide assistance to landlords and tenants

7 News – 13 May 2020 – NSW renters and landlords could receive COVID cash boost in proposed coronavirus legislation

10 Daily – 13 May 2020 – NSW Landlords Eligible For $2,500 Per Tenancy In New ‘HomeKeeper’ Style Payment


LABOR BACKS FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED BEYOND COVID-19

Mirage News – 11 May 2020 – NSW Labor calls for ‘Work from Wollongong’ to be priority for local non-frontline public sector workers

Illawarra Mercury – 11 May 2020 – Flexible work should continue for commuters when COVID-19 pandemic ends: Labor


LABOR: PARLIAMENT MUST RESUME FULL OPERATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Media Release – 8 May 2020

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT IN CHAOS A WEEK BEFORE PARLIAMENT RETURNS
Media Release – 5 May 2020

LABOR: TIME’S UP – BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST PUT NSW PARLIAMENT BACK TO WORK
Media Release – 4 May 2020

LABOR: BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST PUT NSW PARLIAMENT BACK TO WORK
Media Release – 27 April 2020


LABOR: REMOVE CONSTRAINTS SO RENEWABLES CAN MASSIVELY REDUCE POWER BILLS
Media Release – 1 May 2020


LABOR CALLS FOR BUILDING REFORM LEGISLATION TO BE FAST-TRACKED DUE TO EARMARKED UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The Australian – 27 April 2020 –  Fast track reforms to stop shonky developers during crisis: Labor

ABC Radio Sydney – 28 April 2020 – Searle on Premier’s plan to fast-track two dozen major construction projects

10 News First Sydney – 28 April 2020 – Calls for no compromise of standards on billions of dollars of fast-tracked construction

ABC News Sydney – 28 April 2020 – Concerns over compromised planning standards on government’s fast-tracked construction plans

Sydney Morning Herald – 13 June 2020 – NSW government puts council building approvals on fast track


LABOR: BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST PUT NSW PARLIAMENT BACK TO WORK
Media Release – 27 April 2020


RENEWABLE RAMP-UP: NSW LABOR CALLS FOR CLEAR TARGET & TIMELINE
Media Release – 26 April 2020


LABOR CALLS FOR PLANNING APPROVALS TO BASED ON SCIENCE, INCLUDING PROTECTING PRECIOUS WATER

Sydney Morning Herald – 19 April 2020 – WaterNSW warns of ‘extreme’ risks from expansion of catchment coal mine

ABC Radio Illawarra – 20 April 2020 – Searle speaks to ABC Illawarra’s Kelly Fuller on mining in water catchment areas


NSW LABOR DEMANDS A MORE STABLE, PREDICTABLE AND TRANSPARENT SYSTEM OF DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS
Media Release – 16 April 2020


SEARLE CAUTIONS AGAINST FAST-TRACKING PLANNING PROCESSES AT THE EXPENSE OF DETERIORATING BUILDING STANDARDS

Sydney Morning Herald – 15 April 2020 – Dodgy builders warned against exploiting coronavirus construction push


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST EASE COST OF ENERGY BILLS
Media Release – 11 April 2020

ABC Radio Sydney – 11 April 2020 – Searle on energy subsidies for low-income households during COVID-19

2SM Radio Sydney – 11 April 2020 – Searle calls on NSW Government to support vulnerable households with energy costs

Grafton Daily Examiner – 21 April 2020 – Call for doubled energy support rejected


LABOR CALLS FOR SPECIAL INQUIRY WITH ROYAL COMMISSION POWERS INTO RUBY PRINCESS COVID-19 BUNGLE

The Australian – 7 April 2020 – Coronavirus: Critics condemn 18-month delay for Ruby Princess case

The Australian – 7 April 2020 – Coronavirus: NSW Labor renews calls for death-ship inquiry

The Australian – 7 April 2020 – Coronavirus: Criminal investigation begins as Ruby Princess death toll mounts

ABC Sydney Radio – 7 April 2020 – Searle calls for special commission of inquiry into Ruby Princess

2SM Radio – 7 April 2020 – Searle on Ruby Princess investigation

ABC Sydney Radio – 7 April 2020 – Searle on Ruby Princess criminal investigation: “may take months, if not years”

10 News Sydney – 8 April 2020 – Ruby Princess coronavirus investigation

WSFM Radio – 8 April 2020 – Searle on Labor’s push for full Ruby Princess inquiry with Royal Commssions powers

WSFM Radio – 8 April 2020 – Searle on Premier’s approach to Ruby Princess investigation

The Australian – 9 April 2020 – Coronavirus: Officers board to question Ruby Princess crew

10 News Sydney – 14 April 2020 – Labor calls for special commission of inquiry into Ruby Princess debacle


LABOR WELCOMES PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY TO PROBE GOVERNMENT’S HANDLING OF COVID-19 CRISIS
Media Release – 28 March 2020

Sydney Morning Herald – 28 March 2020 – Young ignore social isolation as police warn of $5000 fines


LABOR: BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST GUARANTEE JOBS AND PAY FOR ALL ITS WORKERS
Media Release – 27 March 2020

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND PROTECT CASUALS AND CONTRACTORS
Media Release – 20 March 2020


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD REMOVE SUPERMARKET DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS
Media Release – 19 March 2020


PLANNING MINISTER CLUELESS ABOUT $10 LAND SALE DEAL IN NEWCASTLE WEST
Media Release – 16 March 2020

Newcastle Herald – 16 March 2020 – Labor grills Planning Minister Rob Stokes over ‘$10’ Newcastle West land sale to Doma


LIBERAL-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE ROLLOUT OF FAILED MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING CODE
Media Release – 15 March 2020

Sydney Morning Herald – 16 March 2020 – Go-ahead given for medium-density homes


KEAN’S REPACKAGED EMISSIONS TARGETS ‘DISAPPOINTING’
Media Release – 14 March 2020


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT DIVIDED ON CSG – STOKES ORDERS IPC TO MAKE DECISION ON NARRABRI GAS PROJECT WITHOUT CHIEF SCIENTIST’S RECOMMENDATIONS
Media Release – 14 March 2020

2GB Radio – 13 March 2020 – Searle on Santos Narrabri Gas Project


PAUL TOOLE MUST STAND UP TO JOHN BARILARO AND RULE OUT NUCLEAR POWER IN BATHURST, LITHGOW
Media Release – 13 March 2020

LIBERAL-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SIGNALS SHIFT TO NUCLEAR POWER
Media Release – 4 March 2020

Sydney Morning Herald – 4 March 2020 – Barilaro says Nationals will support Latham’s nuclear power bill

AAP – 4 March 2020 – Repeal NSW uranium mining ban: inquiry

Australian Community Media – 4 March 2020 – Repeal NSW uranium mining ban: inquiry

ABC News – 4 March 2020 – Row over nuclear power

Bega District News – 6 March 2020 – Nationals to support nuclear power; Far South Coast flagged as possible location

Sydney Morning Herald – 17 March 2020 – Barilaro retreats on Nationals support for One Nation nuclear bill


REGULATOR ADMITS TO INACTION ON AUSGRID STAFFING CONCERNS
Media Release – 10 March 2020

MORE AUSGRID JOB CUTS PLANNED BUT BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT SITS ON ITS HANDS: LABOR
Media Release – 6 March 2020

500 ESSENTIAL ENERGY JOBS TO GO BY 2024
Media Release – 6 March 2020

Sydney Morning Herald – 6 March 2020 – Extending Liddell a ‘major concern’ for worker safety, Kean says

Australian Community Media – 9 March 2020 –Ausgrid workers in the Upper Hunter face prospect of job losses

Australian Community Media – 10 March 2020 – Ausgrid workers in the Upper Hunter face prospect of job losses

Australian Community Media – 10 March 2020 – Union says it warned Ausgrid five years ago that job cuts would hamper bushfire, storm response on ‘poles and wires’


LABOR DEMANDS WARD CLOSURE AT MACLEAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL BE SCRAPPED INDEFINITELY
Media Release – 5 March 2020

Clarence Valley Independent – 4 March 2020 – Local members present hospital petition to Country Labor Conference

Daily Examiner – 4 March 2020 – Hospital changes raised at state Labor conference


ESSENTIAL CEO MISSING IN ACTION
Media Release – 2 March 2020


LABOR: VICTOR DOMINELLO MUST RESIGN FOR MISLEADING HIS ELECTORATE ON RYDE MEGA-TOWER
Media Release – 1 March 2020


NSW LABOR STANDS UP FOR MINING WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ANNOUNCES SWEEPING OVERHAUL OF WORKPLACE PRACTICES AT COUNTRY CONFERENCE
Media Release – 29 February 2020


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST OWN ‘NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050’ POLICY
Media Release – 28 February 2020


APPOINTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION CHIEF COMMISSIONER NICHOLA CONSTANT A MISSED OPPORTUNITY
Media Release – 21 February 2020


LABOR DEMANDS GOVERNMENT RULE OUT PRIVATISATION OF ESSENTIAL ENERGY
Media Release – 21 February 2020


LABOR: PREMIER BEREJIKLIAN LIED ON AUSGRID EMPLOYEE PROMISE
Media Release – 14 February 2020

ABC Radio Sydney – 12 February 2020 – Extended Interview: Searle on electricity company workforce slashes

2GB Radio – 12 February 2020 – Searle on Ausgrid workforce slash affecting timely power restorations

ABC News – 13 February 2020 – Ausgrid accused of understaffing by almost 10 per cent, amid storm repairs backlog

2SM Radio – 14 February 2020 – Searle on Ausgrid workforce cuts affecting restoration of power after storms

Daily Telegraph – 14 February 2020 – Premier Gladys Berejiklian accused of ‘lying’ over Ausgrid job figures


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED NEW WORKPLACE SAFETY LAWS FALL WELL SHORT

Sydney Morning Herald – 12 February 2020 – NSW building companies and bosses to face higher fines, jail

2SM Radio – 12 February 2020 – Searle on proposed new workplace safety laws


PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE AIR QUALITY CRISIS
Media Release – 6 February 2020


CONCERNS INDEPENDENT PLANNING COMMISSION FINDINGS WILL COMPROMISE INTEGRITY
Media Release – 1 February 2020

Australian Community Media – 1 February 2020 – Petition power less in NSW planning revamp

Sydney Morning Herald – 1 February 2020 – Independent Planning Commission to be final arbiter only on state’s most contentious projects


NSW GREEN “DEAL” JUST A GRAB BAG OF DOT POINTS WITH NO SUBSTANCE

Sydney Morning Herald – 31 January 2020 – ‘Green deal’: NSW Environment Minister spruiks $2 billion energy package

2GB – 31 January 2020 – Power bills set to come down after $2 billion deal struck


WORST OF THE WORST: NSW IS AT THE BACK OF THE PACK ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Media Release – 19 December 2019


NSW LABOR PROPOSES NEW INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER OFFENCE IN SWEEPING OVERHAUL OF WORKPLACE SAFETY – INCLUDES “CHRISTOPHER’S LAW” IN HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER CASSANITI
Media Release – 11 December 2019


GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO PROTECT WORKERS AFTER ANOTHER SHOCKING WORKPLACE DEATH
Media Release – 29 November 2019

Australian Community Media – 29 November 2019 – Worker dies after pipe bursts in Sydney

7 News – 29 November 2019 – Subcontractor dies after accident at new IMAX Darling Harbour construction site


EMBARRASSING: LIBS AND NATS ARE LOSERS ON RENEWABLES
Media Release – 25 November 2019


NSW COALITION RIFT COMES AT A COST TO REGIONAL & RURAL JOBS
Media Release – 21 November 2019


WIN: LABOR SUCCESSFULLY PUSHES TRUCKIE PROTECTIONS THROUGH UPPER HOUSE
Media Release – 15 November 2019


MINISTER SAYS ‘BUILD AS YOU PLEASE’ WITH NO PLAN FOR MORE SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Media Release – 1 November 2019


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT EMBARRASSED IN UPPER HOUSE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT ESSENTIAL ENERGY JOBS
Media Release – 18 October 2019


NSW LABOR WELCOMES INDEPENDENT PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW
Media Release – 18 October 2019


LABOR IDENTIFIES CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE IN SYDNEY PLANNING SYSTEM
Media Release – 3 October 2019

Sydney Morning Herald – 3 October 2019 – ‘Development fatigue’: Sydney’s spread of homes needs ‘rebalancing’

The Guardian – 8 October 2019 – NSW hidden donations: opposition declares ‘crisis of confidence’ in planning system


STATEMENT ON RESTAURATEURS CALL FOR WAGE THEFT AMNESTY
Media Release – 3 October 2019


WHO’S IN CHARGE? LIBERAL PREMIER CAPS SHAKY FORTNIGHT WITH DEFEAT IN UPPER HOUSE
Media Release – 27 September 2019


WORKER SAFETY SUFFERS UNDER LIBERALS
Media Release – 26 September 2019


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLANS TO TACKLE WAGE THEFT
Media Release – 30 August 2019


HARWIN ATTACKS INDEPENDENT UMPIRE
Media Release
30 August 2019



LABOR DEMANDS GUARANTEE THAT ESSENTIAL ENERGY WORKERS WILL STILL HAVE JOBS BY CHRISTMAS
Media Release – 21 August 2019


LABOR WILL INTRODUCE PLANNING AMENDMENTS TO END SPOT REZONING
Media Release – 2 August 2019


LABOR STANDS WITH HEALTH WORKERS FIGHTING FOR SAFER HOSPITALS
Media Release – 1 August 2019


GOVERNMENT DEFEATED IN UPPER HOUSE: DEPUTY PREMIER ORDERED TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS ON CONTROVERSIAL $150M FUND
Media Release – 30 May 2019


NSW GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST URGENT ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: TREASURER SAID ACTION ON IT WAS A ‘GRATUITOUS WASTE’
Media Release – 9 May 2019


LABOR AND CROSSBENCHERS TO TEAM UP TO DELIVER ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION REFORMS TO PARLIAMENT
Media Release – 8 May 2019

Sydney Morning Herald – 8 May 2019 – Labor, crossbench to shape ‘once-in-a-generation’ parliamentary reform

2GB Radio Sydney – 8 May 2019 – Searle on new Legislative Council reforms


POWER PRICES IN NSW SOAR TO HIGHEST LEVEL ON RECORD 

ABC Radio Sydney – 8 May 2019 – Searle on NSW power prices hitting highest level on record

WSFM Radio Sydney – 8 May 2019 – Searle on out-of-control power prices, state government to blame


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND END CUTS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES AND NATIONAL PARKS: EMERGENCY SERVICES LEADERS
Media Release – 11 April 2019


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LABOR’S PLAN TO IMPROVE JOB SECURITY, PAY, CONDITIONS FOR MINING WORKERS

Newcastle Herald – 20 March 2019 – Labor pledges to cap mining casuals at 20 per cent of workforces

Singleton Argus – 20 March 2019 – NSW Labor’s three point plan to improve conditions for mine workers

Muswellbrook Chronicle – 20 March 2019 – Labor determined to protect coal miners’ jobs and conditions in the Upper Hunter

2NUR FM Hunter News – 20 March 2019 – NSW Labor’s 3-point plan for coal mine workers

Australian Mining – 20 March 2019 – Casual mining jobs to be pegged under NSW Labor plan

2NM News – 20 March 2019 – NSW Labor announces three-point plan and challenges Nationals MP Michael Johnsen to come up with something better


LIBERALS’ PRIVATISATION AGENDA LEAVES NSW IN DARK
Media Release – 20 March 2019


LABOR WILL INVEST $100 MILLION FOR SOLAR SCHOOLS
Media Release – 17 March 2019

Sydney Morning Herald – 17 March 2019 – Labor promises $100 million for ‘solar schools’


CLIMATE CHANGE PLANS ABANDONED BY BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT  

Sydney Morning Herald – 15 March 2019 – Government climate plan stalled after Berejiklian took over, documents show


LABOR’S PLAN TO BOOST WAGES FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS  

Yahoo News – 14 March 2019 – NSW Labor to scrap cap on govt pay rises


SEARLE VISITS ELECTORATES, OUTLINES LABOR’S PLAN FOR ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND REDUCING POWER PRICES 

Australian Community Media – 6 March 2019 – Adam Searle details Labor’s energy policy during visit to Heathcote electorate

NBN News Coffs Harbour – 12 March 2019 – Labor promises cheaper electricity

Australian Community Media – 13 March 2019 – Labor to plan for zero emissions by 2050 if it wins


NSW LABOR TO PUT A MORATORIUM ON CSG UNTIL RECOMMENDATIONS OF NSW CHIEF SCIENTIST ARE IMPLEMENTED

The Australian – 6 March 2019 – NSW election: Labor leader’s gas ban pledge

The Australian – 7 March 2019 – Independents’ push on coal, climate action

The Guardian – 15 March 2019 – Coal seam gas: NSW communities in limbo due to expired licences


LABOR ANNOUNCES CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN
Media Release – 28 February 2019

ABC News – 28 February 2019 – NSW Labor Party aims for renewable energy target of ‘at least’ 50 per cent by 2030 if elected

Sydney Morning Herald – 28 February 2019 – ‘Line in the sand’: NSW Labor plans blitz to undo environmental ‘mess’

Renew Economy – 28 February 2019 – NSW Labor aims for “at least” 50% renewables by 2030

Port Stephens Examiner – 28 February 2019 – Labor leaders in Salamander Bay, announce climate change plan and raft of policies to protect NSW’s environment

The Australian – 1 March 2019 – Labor’s dramatic renewables plan

The Daily Telegraph – 1 March 2019 – Renewed hostility on power sources

Sydney Morning Herald – 13 March 2019 – ‘Ignored’: climate experts appeal to Berejiklian government


PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO THE NSW LIBERAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’S PORT PRIVATISATIONS FIND KEY ASPECTS OF THE DEALS WERE KEPT SECRET FROM PARLIAMENT AND THE PUBLIC

Newcastle Herald – 25 February 2019 – NSW port privatisation inquiry finds key details kept secret from Parliament, calls for policy review


SEARLE SAYS HE’D WELCOME RECOMMENDATION FOR INTRODUCTION OF NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER LAWS

Sydney Morning Herald – 24 February 2019 – Work safety law review to recommend new industrial manslaughter laws


MORRISON CRITICISES BEREJIKLIAN APPROACH TO POWER PRICES
Media Release – 23 February 2019

2SM Radio Sydney – 23 February 2019 – Searle on NSW Labor driving retail electricity prices down for families


JOBS AND CLEAN, SECURE ENERGY UNDER LABOR PLAN TO TURBOCHARGE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET
Media Release – 18 February 2019

DALEY LABOR’S REGIONAL JOBS BOOM FROM NEW ENERGY INDUSTRY
Media Release – 19 February 2019

DALEY COMMITS TO TRAIN SKILLED SOLAR ELECTRICIANS
Media Release – 19 February 2019

Sydney Morning Herald – 18 February 2019 – NSW Labor plans to create state-owned power company

AAP – 18 February 2019 – NSW Labor promises big on renewable energy

Renew Economy – 18 February 2019 – NSW Labor to add 7GW renewables by 2030, to create state-owned generator

The Guardian Australia – 18 February 2019 – NSW Labor pledges state-owned renewable energy company to power three million homes

EcoGeneration – 18 February 2019 – Labor promises 7GW clean energy if NSW switches

Sydney Morning Herald – 24 February 2019 – ‘Everyone loves solar’: Climate action heats up as NSW election issue


DALEY LABOR TO PUT REGIONAL JOBS FIRST
Media Release – 17 February 2019

Sydney Morning Herald – 18 February 2019 – ‘We will keep them here in NSW’: Labor announces jobs policy


POWER BILLS CONTINUE TO SOAR UNDER BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT
Media Release – 16 February 2019

LABOR WILL DELIVER SOLAR PANELS FOR HALF A MILLION HOMES ACROSS NSW
Media Release – 9 February 2019

DESPERATE MINISTER FOR FAKE NEWS HAS NOWHERE TO HIDE ON ENERGY POLICY
Media Release – 9 February 2019

Sydney Morning Herald – 9 February 2019 – Labor announces plan for 500,000 households to get rooftop solar

9 News Sydney – 9 February 2019 – NSW Labor announces Solar Homes Policy

Ch 7 Sunrise News – 9 February 2019 – Labor’s solar plan for NSW

2SM Radio Sydney – 9 February 2019 – Searle on Labor’s solar rooftop rebates

Sydney Morning Herald – 10 February 2019 – Premier announces no-interest loan scheme to boost solar power

2SM Radio Sydney – 11 February 2019 – Labor’s Solar Homes Policy outstrips lame Berejiklian announcement

Energy Magazine – 11 February 2019 – NSW Labor’s Solar Homes policy


LABOR WILL PROTECT GIG WORKERS
Media Release – 15 February 2019


COURT’S REJECTION OF COAL MINE CITES CLIMATE CHANGE, A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN LAW 

Sydney Morning Herald – 8 February 2019 – ‘Dire consequences’: Court’s mine rejection sets a climate precedent


CLIMATE CHANGE CONTRIBUTING TO LONGER AND MORE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS…YET NO ACTION FROM THE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT  

2SM Radio Sydney – 6 February 2019 – Searle on climate change and bushfires


ONLY A DALEY LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL STOP WALLARAH 2

Australian Mining – 1 February 2019 – Labor to scrap Wallarah 2 coal project despite federal approval


NSW LABOR TO REVIEW EMISSIONS STANDARDS OF ALL NSW’S COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS AND FINALISE 10-YEAR PLAN TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY IN NSW

Sydney Morning Herald – 31 January 2019 – ‘Blue in the face’: NSW power plants in Labor’s electoral sights

ABC Radio North Coast – 31 January 2019 – Searle on Labor’s energy policy following the Lismore pre-election energy forum

Australian Community Media – 4 February 2019 – NSW Labor promises review of power plants’ environmental licences


LABOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO EXPLAIN RAMPANT REGIONAL POWER SHORTAGES
Media Release – 16 January 2019

Prime 7 News – 16 January 2019 – Labor calls on Berejikilian Govt to explain widespread power outages

2SM Radio Sydney – 30 January 2019 – Searle on power outages to 45,000 NSW homes and businesses

2GO Radio Gosford – 30 January 2019 – Searle on NSW power station breakdowns to result in increased power prices


WAGE THEFT LAW WILL STAND UP TO CONSTITUTIONAL SCRUTINY, SEARLE SAYS

Sydney Morning Herald – 3 January 2019 – Criminalisation of wage theft may backfire, say experts


NSW LABOR COMMITS TO HOLDING DRUG SUMMIT TO HEAR FROM EXPERTS ABOUT RECREATIONAL DRUG TESTING AT MUSIC FESTIVALS

Sydney Morning Herald – 31 December 2018 – ‘Pill testing should not be off the table’: NSW Labor leader


NSW ENERGY MINISTER SLAMS FEDERAL COUNTERPARTS ON ENERGY POLICY
Media Release – 19 December 2018

ABC News – 19 December 2018 – Morrison Government ‘out of touch’ on climate policy, argues NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin

2GB Sydney ‘Chris Smith Show’ – 19 December 2018 – NSW Energy Minister accuses Morrison government of being ‘out of touch’

ABC Radio Sydney – 19 December 2018 – Searle on NSW Energy Minister slamming Federal Coalition Govt over energy policies

2SM Radio Sydney – 19 December 2018 – Searle on energy: Harwin criticises Morrison Govt, but NSW Govt no better

2BG Radio Sydney – 19 December 2018 – ‘Pot calling kettle black’: Searle on Coalition govts’ energy policy failings


NSW GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF DIVERTING MONEY FROM STATE’S CLIMATE CHANGE FUND TO ‘FILL HOLES IN BUDGET’

Sydney Morning Herald – 18 December 2018 – ‘Filling holes in budget’: state accused of diverting climate cash


NSW GOVERNMENT HANDING OUT START UP GRANTS TO BUSINESSES OWNED BY MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES, SOME 15+ YEARS OLD

Daily Telegraph – 17 December 2018 – Start-ups owned by multinationals given government grants


NSW LABOR ON WALLERAWANG POWER STATION SITE

Lithgow Mercury – 17 December 2018 – NSW Labor weighs in on former Wallerawang power station site’s future


DALEY LABOR TO BAN DODGY UNPAID INTERNSHIPS TO BETTER PROTECT YOUNG WORKERS
Media Release – 16 December 2018

Sydney Morning Herald – 15 December 2018 – NSW Labor to end ‘exploitative’ unpaid internships

2GB Radio Sydney – 16 December 2018 – Searle on protecting interns from being exploited

2SM Radio Sydney – 16 December 2018 – Searle on NSW Labor’s new protections for people completing internships

ABC Radio Sydney – 16 December 2018 – Searle on NSW Labor’s plan to ban unpaid internships over 2 weeks

2SM Radio Sydney – 16 December 2018 – Searle on implementing regulations and minimum pay/conditions around internships


LABOR TO REINSTATE ‘NEUTRAL OR BENEFICIAL EFFECT’ TEST FOR DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS IN THE DRINKING WATER CATCHMENT, WEAKENED BY BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT IN 2017

Sydney Morning Herald – 11 December 2018 – NSW government rejects coal mine with ‘most significant’ water impact

Sydney Morning Herald – 7 January 2019 – ‘No place for mining’: coal mines drain water from dams


SEARLE CALLS FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY TO BE KEY PRIORITY FOR EMPLOYERS AND NSW GOVERNMENT

Sydney Morning Herald – 10 December 2018 – Retailers join union in calling for customer abuse of staff to stop


NSW ENERGY MINISTER DON HARWIN MUST RESIGN
Media Release – 27 November 2018

GOVERNMENT FORCED INTO ICAC REFERRAL: CLAIMS OF CORRUPTION WITHIN PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Media Release – 21 November 2018

Sydney Morning Herald – 20 November 2018 – ‘I wouldn’t play ball’: Department of Planning manager sacked

The Guardian – 20 November 2018 – NSW whistleblower says mining industry made payments to official’s personal credit card

Newcastle Herald – 21 November 2018 – Whistleblower Rebecca Connor’s mining corruption allegations raised in NSW Parliament

Newcastle Herald – 22 November 2018 – Whistleblower Rebecca Connor’s allegations referred to corruption watchdog

Newcastle Herald – 24 November 2018 – Department confirms employee mining link in Ridgelands $5 million community fund case


NSW LABOR WILL INTRODUCE REGISTRATION SCHEME FOR ENGINEERS
Media Release – 14 November 2018


WILL BEREJIKLIAN BACK THE RE-REGULATION OF ELECTRICITY PRICES?Media Release – 6 November 2018

TWEED RESIDENTS WILL BENEFIT FROM LABOR’S PLAN TO RE-REGULATE ELECTRICITY
Media Release – 6 November 2018

Channel 7 News – 11 November 2018 – Searle says NSW Govt could dramatically cut power prices now by re-regulating the retail energy market


NSW LABOR TO ACT ON DEADLY OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASE – SILICOSIS
Media Release – 11 October 2018


PERROTTET LACKS BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF NSW COAL INDUSTRY

Australian Community Media – 11 October 2018 – Treasurer Dominic Perrottet challenges Labor to commit to coal industry


BROKEN ELECTRICITY MARKET NOT WORKING FOR NSW HOUSEHOLDS
Media Release – 9 October 2018

LABOR RENEWS CALLS TO RE-REGULATE ELECTRICITY PRICING
Media Release – 9 September 2018

2SM Radio Sydney – 4 September 2018 – Searle on re-regulating electricity prices to force power prices down

Australian Financial Review – 6 September 2018 – Default power price won’t mean sacrificed discounts, says ACCC boss, Rod Sims

Sydney Morning Herald – 10 October 2018 – Energy retailer slammed for pushing poorer customers to a competitor

Sydney Morning Herald – 10 October 2018 – ‘On another planet!’: MPs rebuke IPART for saying electricity prices are going down

ABC Radio Sydney – 23 October 2018 – Searle on re-regulating big energy companies to lower power prices

2SM Radio Sydney – 23 October 2018 – Searle on government action to bring power prices down


NSW LABOR OPPOSES BYLONG MINE PROPOSAL, SUPPORTS WORLD-CLASS REGULATORY SYSTEM FOR ALL EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES IN NSW

Sydney Morning Herald – 9 October 2018 – Approvals would lift NSW coal output by 2 billion tonnes, defy IPCC


NSW LABOR COMMITS TO REVIEW OF SIGNIFICANT INVESTOR VISA (SIV) SCHEME

Sydney Morning Herald – 7 October 2018 – NSW government continues to back wealthy foreigner visa program


PREMIER’S BACKER PHOTIOS INVESTIGATED FOR LIGHT RAIL LOBBYING
Media Release – 6 September 2018

The Australian – 7 September 2018 – Michael Photios investigated over light rail lobbying

Sydney Morning Herald – 7 September 2018 – Liberal powerbroker investigated over light rail lobbying

2SM Radio Sydney – 7 September 2018 – NSW Labor calls on Berejiklian Government to come clean on contact with Liberal Party powerbroker Michael Photios

2SM Radio Sydney – 7 September 2018 – Searle on cost of light rail project nearly $4bn over budget


PREMIER FORCED TO ADDRESS WHY WAGGA IS GOING TO THE POLLS ON SATURDAY
Media Release – 6 September 2018

10 Eyewitness News – 6 September 2018 – Premier grilled on government spending ahead of Wagga Wagga by-election


NSW TREASURER DODGES BUDGET ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON WESTCONNEX DELAYS AND COSTS NEWCASTLE LIGHT RAIL, CONTAINER TRADE AND MORE

Daily Telegraph – 4 September 2018 – NSW Treasurer refuses to say how much taxpayers will fork out for WestConnex delays

Australian Community Media – 7 September 2018 – Newcastle light rail, container trade and Stockton disability deaths examined in Parliament


MINISTER FOR POLICE ACCUSED OF POLITICAL INTERFERENCE BY FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
Media Release – 30 August 2018

The Guardian – 30 August 2018 – NSW police anti-corruption head says minister tried to influence hiring

The Australian – 31 August 2018 – NSW Police Minister’s open battle with law chief

Sydney Morning Herald – 31 August 2018 – ‘Vexatious and false’: claims made by minister against former judge


LABOR WELCOMES FAIR WORK AUDIT OF BUSINESSES ACROSS OUTER WEST SYDNEY, BLUE MOUNTAINS AND WOLLONDILLY
Media Release – 28 August 2018

LABOR STEPS UP CALL FOR WAGE THEFT LAWS AFTER LOCAL EMPLOYEES RIPPED OFF
Media Release – 31 July 2018

ABC News – 31 July 2018 – ‘That’s slavery’: Chef at Nowra restaurant claims he was underpaid $200K


SEARLE CALLS FOR FULL INQUIRY INTO DENDROBIUM MINE OPERATIONS’ IMPACT ON SYDNEY DRINKING WATER CATCHMENT

Sydney Morning Herald – 29 July 2018 – ‘Reckless’: Approval given for more coal mining in Sydney’s catchment


LABOR ANNOUNCES POLICY TO PROTECT NSW GIG WORKERS – SUPER, SICK PAY AND HOLIDAYS TO BE INCLUDED
Media Release – 22 July 2018

Sydney Morning Herald – 22 July 2018 – New laws needed for ‘exploited’ gig economy workers

The Conversation – 19 July 2018 – Tech innovators start to see old-fashioned benefits of collective bargaining


‘DISTURBING DEVELOPMENT’: SEARLE ON NSW GOVERNMENT’S RENEWAL OF SHENHUA EXPLORATION LICENCE

ABC News – 19 July 2018 – NSW Government renews Shenhua Watermark coal mine lease in Liverpool Plains

The Land – 19 July 2018 – Blair on Shenhua mine licence extension: ‘I can understand farmers’ disappointment’

Fairfax Regional Media – 20 July 2018 – Shenhua coal mine licence renewal appalls farmers

Yahoo 7 News – 20 July 2018 – Shenhua coal licence renewed by NSW Government

The Land – 21 July 2018 – Shenhua set two year deadline to dig Liverpool Plains coal mine

The Land – 18 October 2018 – Did the NSW Government do a special deal for Shenhua?


NORTH COAST SUBBIES FINALLY GETTING PAID – LABOR PRESSURE FORCES GOVERNMENT ACTION
Media Release – 16 July 2018


ACCC SUPPORTS NSW LABOR’S APPROACH TO FIXING RETAIL ELECTRICITY MARKET
Media Release – 12 July 2018

2SM Radio – 21 July 2018 – Searle on ACCC review – high electricity prices

2SM Radio – 21 July 2018 – Searle on Australians facing some of the steepest power prices in the world


COAL SEAM GAS: BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT’S INACTION ON RENEWAL APPLICATIONS UNACCEPTABLE

The Guardian – 12 July 2018 – Coal Seam Gas: NSW licences effectively extended indefinitely due to legal loophole

The Land – 19 July 2018 – Farmers call for expired CSG licence to be cancelled


NSW LABOR SAYS NSW IRC SHOULD PLAY HAVE MORE POWER OVER WORKPLACE SAFETY MATTERS

Sydney Morning Herald – 9 July 2018 – Yancoal mine in doubt as Hunter Valley miners stood down


NSW LABOR SLAMS IPART FOR CUTS TO SOLAR FEED-IN TARIFF

Sydney Morning Herald – 4 July 2018 – ‘Sabotage’: Regulator slammed for move to slash solar feed-in tariffs

ABC Radio Illawarra – 4 July 2018 – Searle on IPART slashing solar feed-in tariffs – interview with Melinda James

ABC Radio Sydney – 4 July 2018 – Searle on IPART decision to cut benchmark price paid for household solar

ABC Radio Sydney – 4 July 2018 – Searle on solar feed-in tariff decision punishing those investing in clean energy

ABC Radio Central West – 4 July 2018 – Searle on regional NSW to be hardest hit by cuts to the solar feed-in tariff


NSW LABOR TALKS WITH INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS ON FUTURE OF PORT OF PORT KEMBLA

Illawarra Mercury – 3 July 2018 – Labor pollies focus on Port Kembla as election campaign begins


LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW WORKPLACE DEATH LAWS WILL BE AN INDUSTRIAL PRIORITY IN 2019
Media Release – 1 July 2018

Sydney Morning Herald – 2 July 2018 – Labor vows to jail bosses over workplace deaths in NSW

AAP – 2 July 2018 – Hike workplace death penalties: NSW Labor

Sydney Criminal Lawyers – 2 October 2018 – Calls for tougher laws against industrial manslaughter


WAGE ABUSE AT A SYDNEY SERVO HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR STRONGER LAWS
Media Release – 26 June 2018

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT FAILS TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM WAGE THEFT
Media Release – 21 June 2018

WAGE THEFT IN REGIONAL NSW HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR STRONGER LAWS
Media Release – 14 June 2018

ALLEGED WAGE THEFT AT PARRAMATTA CHILDCARE CENTRE HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR STRONGER LAWS
Media Release – 8 June 2018

Sydney Morning Herald – 12 July 2018 – Extensive raids of Illawarra businesses reveal underpayments


NSW LABOR COMMITS TO INTRODUCING STATE LAWS TO REGULATE PAY AND CONDITIONS OF FOOD DELIVERY RIDERS AND OTHER ONLINE PLATFORM WORKERS

Sydney Morning Herald – 26 June 2018 – NSW Labor aims to use state laws to regulate gig economy workers

2SM Radio Sydney – 26 June 2018 – Searle on regulating pay and conditions for food delivery workers


PREMIER DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HER GOVERNMENT IS DOING ON MIGRATION

The Australian – 26 June 2018 – Berejiklian plays dead hand on migration debate

2SM Radio Sydney – 26 June 2018 – Searle on Berejiklian Government failure to declare stance on migration scheme


LABOR CRITICISES BEREJKILIAN GOVERNMENT’S MOVE TO IMPORT FOREIGN GAS

2SM Radio Sydney – 25 June 2018 – Searle says NSW resorting to importing foreign gas is ‘just tragic’

2SM Radio Sydney – 25 June 2018 – Searle on NSW Govt’s plan for a floating terminal to house foreign gas imports

2GB Radio Sydney – 25 June 2018 – Searle on restricting Australia’s gas exports

2GB Radio Sydney – 25 June 2018 – Searle on NSW Government’s multimillion plan to import natural gas from overseas

ABC Radio Sydney – 25 June 2018 – Searle on natural gas being imported into Australia


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLAN TO REIN IN POWER PRICES
Media Release – 25 June 2018


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT FAILS TO PRIORITISE RENEWABLE ENERGY
Media Release – 22 June 2018

2SM Radio Sydney – 22 June 2018 – Searle on the Berejiklian Government failing to deliver a plan for renewable energy

RenewEconomy – 9 July 2018 – Energy Insiders Podcast


NSW LABOR SUPPORTS BILL AGAINST RACE HATE AND VIOLENCE, CALLS OUT LIBERALS FOR ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ FIVE YEAR DELAY

SBS News – 21 June 2018 – Community groups welcome passing of race hate laws

Sydney Criminal Lawyers – 1 October 2018 – Getting tough on hate speech: Section 93Z of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)


BEREJIKLIAN POWER BILL DESKS “LAUGHABLE”
Media Release – 16 June 2018

NewsCorp Regional Media – 19 June 2018 – Cost of living budget ‘laughable’


ENERGY WOES FOR NEW SOUTH WALES

2SM Radio Sydney – 11 June 2018 – Searle on NSW power shortages (Tomago Aluminium)

2SM Radio Sydney – 12 June 2018 – Searle on investment in renweables to help energy generation capacity

Fairfax Regional Media – 15 June 2018 – Endeavour Energy found overcharging customers by up to $227 million in the past 3 years

2SM Radio Sydney – 25 June 2018 – Searle on skyrocketing power prices

2SM Radio Sydney – 29 June 2018 – Searle on energy bills going up again on July 1


LABOR CALLS FOR FULL AND IMMEDIATE EXPLANATION INTO DEPT OF PLANNING’S HANDLING OF RIDGELANDS

Newcastle Herald – 8 June 2018 – The Department of Planning may have approved a mining fund controversy, documents show

Muswellbrook Chronicle – 6 September 2018 – Shadow Minister for Resources, Adam Searle, still seeking answers from Government


GOVERNMENT TRIES ITS BEST TO AVOID SCRUTINY OF CRUCIAL DOCUMENTS AFTER HISTORIC CENSURE MOTION
Media Release – 6 June 2018

LABOR CENSURES LEADER OF GOVERNMENT IN UPPER HOUSE FOR CLOAK OF SECRECY
Media Release – 6 June 2018

Sydney Morning Herald – 5 June 2018 – Senior NSW Government minister Don Harwin censured in Parliament

2SM Radio Sydney – 5 June 2018 – Searle on censure motion again Don Harwin

95.3 Smooth FM Radio – 5 June 2018 – Searle on Upper House censuring Minister Don Harwin

Sydney Morning Herald – 6 June 2018 – State Government surrenders, will hand over key stadium, Powerhouse documents

The Guardian Australia – 6 June 2018 – NSW Government caves into pressure and agrees to release key documents

ABC News – 6 June 2018 – NSW Government backflips to release controversial documents to say Don Harwin

SBS – 6 June 2018 – NSW Government forced to hand over papers

9 News – 6 June 2018 – NSW Government MP faces historic suspension

Fairfax Media – 6 June 2018 – VIDEO: Adam Searle on censure motion and NSW Government secrecy

Fairfax Regional Media – 6 June 2018 – NSW Government ‘capitulates’ over papers

The New Daily – 6 June 2018 – NSW Government surrenders controversial documents to avoid explusion

The Guardian Australia – 11 June 2018 – NSW Government says it’s releasing sensitive stadiums and foster care documents ‘voluntarily’

The Sydney Morning Herald – 11 June 2018 – Most NSW ministers did not see cabinet in confidence documents

The Guardian Australia – 12 June 2018 – Powerhouse museum will include two ‘super-towers’ to fun $1.1 billion relocation


WILL BARILARO KEEP HIS PROMISE TO AQUIRE LIDDELL POWER STATION?
Media Release – 21 May 2018

ALINTA BILLION DOLLAR BID FOR LIDDELL POWER STATION EXPOSES BEREJIKILIAN GOVT’S WASTE OF PUBLIC ASSETS
Media Release – 30 April 2018

2SM Radio – 21 May 2018 – Searle on Liddell power station


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT LETS POWER COMPANIES GET AWAY WITH PRICE GOUGING
Media Release – 17 May 2018

ABC Radio Illawarra – 4 June 2018 – Interview with Melinda James on electricity providers overcharging customers

2SM Radio Sydney – 4 June 2018 – Searle on electricity distributors overcharging customers more than $1 billion


NSW LABOR RECOMMITS TO A FAIR PRICE FOR SOLAR – BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST STEP IN TO STOP EXCESSIVE SOLAR TARIFF CUT
Media Release – 8 May 2018


CASE OF EXPLOITED SCONE WORKERS HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR STRONGER LAWS
Media Release – 11 May 2018

WAGE ABUSE AT NEWCASTLE SUSHI RESTAURANT HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR STRONGER LAWS
Media Release
 – 3 May 2018

STRONGER LAWS STILL NEEDED AFTER SYDNEY RETAILER FINED FOR UNDERPAYING MIGRANT WORKER
Media Release – 27 April 2018

Fairfax Regional Media – 14 May 2018 – Employers should face criminal action for deliberate exploitation of employees, says NSW Opposition

Sydney Morning Herald – 25 May 2018 – Pressure mounts on federal Labor to pledge to criminalise wage theft


SEARLE SPEAKS IN PARLIAMENT ON ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT IN BLUE MOUNTAINS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER’S RESPONSE

Blue Mountains Gazette – 2 May 2018 – Upper House Labor Leader Adam Searle savages minister over attempts to suspend Blue Mountains City Council


ELECTRICITY BILLS: CUSTOMERS OVER-CHARGED $98 MILLION
Media Release
 – 26 April 2018

Daily Mail Australia – 26 April 2018 – Essential to return $98 million in ‘over charges’

2SM Radio – 26 April 2018 – Searle on the Grant Goldman Show, talking Essential Energy overcharging customers

Yahoo! 7 News – 26 April 2018 – Essential to return $98 million in ‘over charges’

ABC Radio Newcastle – 26 April 2018 – Searle on Labor’s efforts to uncover Essential Energy overcharging

2GB Radio – 26 April 2018 – Searle on state-owned electricity provider caught overcharging customers $98 million

2SM Radio – 26 April 2018 – Searle on Essential Energy overcharging NSW families and businesses


BARILARO NUCLEAR FUTURE FOR MONARO PUTS SNOWY HYDRO 2.0 AT RISK
Media Release – 23 April 2018

BARILARO CONTINUES TO FLOAT NUCLEAR WITHOUT ANY DETAIL –
LABOR SAYS HE NEEDS TO COME CLEAN
Media Release
 – 18 April 2018

BEREJIKLIAN MUST RULE OUT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS FOR NSW
Media Release – 29 March 2018

NewsCorp Australia – 30 March 2018 – Nuclear power plants still on the cards for North Coast

Nine News Canberra – 23 April 2018 – Labor slams Barilaro over nuclear power thought-bubble


LABOR PUSHES FOR PUBLIC RELEASE OF SECRET BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT LIGHT RAIL DOCUMENTS

Sydney Morning Herald – 23 April 2018 – Secret rail documents detailing Sydney’s $2.1b light rail won’t be released


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION MOVE IS JUST THE LATEST ATTACK BY BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT ON INDUSTRIAL UMPIRE
Media Release – 20 April 2018

Daily Telegraph – 21 April 2018 – NSW industrial umpire moving to Parramatta


STATEMENT BY NSW LABOR ON JOHN BARILARO’S CALL TO BUY BACK LIDDELL POWER STATION
Media Release – 19 April 2018

FRYDENBERG’S FANTASY – LIDDELL IS NOT A “DISPATCHABLE” POWER STATION
Media Release – 19 April 2018

LIBERALS & NATIONALS ARE HYPOCRITES ON LIDDELL
Media Release – 10 April 2018

2SM Radio – 10 April 2018 – Searle on the Grant Goldman Show discussing Liddell power station

Australian Community Media – 10 April 2018 – NSW Minerals Council CEO addresses Muswellbrook and Singleton business chamber functions

2SM Radio – 11 April 2018 – Searle on Liberal/National hypocrisy over Liddell power station

2SM Radio – 19 April 2018 – Searle on future of Liddell power station

The Australian – 19 April 2018 – John Barilaro ‘bringing Bolshevism to NSW’ with Liddell plan: Searle


ANOTHER CASE OF FLAGRANT WAGE ABUSE IN NSW HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR STRONGER LAWS
Media Release – 17 April 2018


NSW LABOR CALLS OUT BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT ON WRONG STADIUM PRIORITIES

Sydney Morning Herald – 7 April 2018 – Minister’s embarrassing email reveal amid Sydney’s stadium saga

Sydney Morning Herald – 8 April 2018 – Premium seats could double at new Sydney stadium: documents

Sydney Morning Herald – 9 April 2018 – Push to have secret stadiums documents released

Business Insider Australia – 11 April 2018 – Confidential documents confirm just how much everyone changed their minds on Sydney’s $2 billion stadia saga


SEARLE WARNS OF WORRYING TREND WITH WORKERS’ AGREEMENTS

ABC News – 3 April 2018 – NSW coal terminal wins bid to scrap workers’ agreement following historic dispute at Port Kembla


LABOR LEADER MEETS FARMERS TO DISCUSS CONCERNS WITH THE PROPOSED NARRABRI COAL SEAM GAS PROJECT
Media Release – 20 March 2018


UPPER HOUSE PARTIES JOIN FORCES TO PUT THE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT’S STADIUM POLICY UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Daily Telegraph – 14 March 2018 – Politicians team up for NSW stadium probe


OPPOSITION WELCOMES STATE GOVERNMENT ADOPTING LABOR’S POLICY ON SNOWY HYRDO SALE FOR THE REGIONS

Australian Community Media – 9 March 2018 – Young to share in $4.1 billion Snowy scheme sale windfall

Fairfax Regional Media – 16 March 2018 – Labor makes a power play on electricity costs


NSW STILL LAGS BEHIND WITH PROVISION OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS
Media Release
 – 2 March 2018

ONLY 61 PATIENTS ALLOWED TO ACCESS TO MEDICINAL CANNABIS: BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT DRAGGING FEET
Media Release
 – 27 February 2018

NSW LABOR REINTRODUCES CANNABIS BILL AS BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT DRAGS ITS FEET
Media Release
 – 14 February 2018

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT DELAYS CANNABIS APPLICATIONS FOR TERMINALLY ILL
Media Release – 8 February 2018

9News – 22 February 2018 – Australia’s ‘cumbersome’ medicinal cannabis process ‘unworkable’

Sydney Criminal Lawyers – 23 February 2018 – ‘Game Changing’ Medicinal Cannabis Laws: An interview with Labor MLC Adam Searle

Echo Net Daily – 27 February 2018 – Medicinal cannabis access in NSW ‘thwarted’

ABC News – 2 March 2018 – Labor calls for decriminalisation of medicinal cannabis

TEN Eyewitness News – 2 March 2018 – NSW access to medicinal cannabis

Echo Net Daily – 5 March 2018 – NSW ‘still lagging’ over access to medicinal cannabis

Fairfax Regional Media – 14 March 2018 – Leading barrister steps in to help in medicinal cannabis case


NSW LABOR WELCOMES CALLS FOR LOWER ELECTRICITY PRICES
Media Release – 21 February 2018

NewsCorp Media – 21 February 2018 – Electricity inquiry faces calls for lower charges

ABC Radio Sydney – 21 February 2018 – Searle on skyrocketing electricity prices

2SM Radio Sydney – 21 February 2018 – Searle on parliamentary inquiry into high electricity prices

2GB Radio Sydney – 21 February 2018 – Searle on NSW parliamentary inquiry into rising electricity costs


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST RULE OUT CLOSING ESSENTIAL ENERGY WAREHOUSE IN DUBBO
Media Release – 19 February 2018

Fairfax Regional Media – 19 February 2018 – Essential Energy on plans to close Dubbo warehouse

ABC Radio Central West – 19 February 2018 – Searle on Essential Energy Dubbo warehouse and jobs at risk


IR LAWS MUST CHANGE TO INCLUDE ALL DELIVERY DRIVERS
Media Release – 8 February 2018


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT MUST RULE OUT SELLING LAST HISTORIC SANDSTONE BUILDING IN SYDNEY CBD
Media Release – 2 February 2018

ABC News – 2 February 2018 – NSW Government plan to move IRC from Sydney’s CBD hits legal hurdle

Daily Telegraph – 2 February 2018 – Industrial Traction: Judges file challenge in own court to stay in city digs

ABC Radio Sydney – 2 February 2018 – Searle on the NSW Government’s proposed relocation of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission

ABC Radio Sydney – 2 February 2018 – Searle on the NSW Government’s proposed NSW IRC land-grab


NSW LABOR TO PURSUE PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO RIDGELANDS CASE

Fairfax Regional Media – 2 February 2018 – The secret $5 million deal, the regulatory failures, the court case and growing community outrage


10 DAYS PAID DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE FOR ALL NSW WORKERS
Media Release – 6 December 2017

Sydney Morning Herald – 6 December 2017 – NSW Labor commits to extending paid domestic violence leave to 10 days

2SM Radio Sydney – 6 December 2017 – Searle on Labor’s 10-day domestic violence leave commitment

Blue Mountains Gazette – 11 December 2017 – Labor extends paid domestic leave policy


NSW LABOR ACTION CAUSES NSW GOVERNMENT-OWNED ESSENTIAL TO BACKFLIP ON HIGH BUSH POWER BILLS
Media Release – 4 December 2017

HIGH ELECTRICITY BILLS ARE HURTING HOUSEHOLDS… SO STATE GOVERNMENT GIVES ITS ELECTRICITY BOSS A $100K-PLUS PAY RISE
Media Release – 1 December 2017

Australian Financial Review – 1 December 2017 – Essential Energy gives CEO John Cleland a 17% pay rise

Daily Telegraph – 1 December 2017 – Essential Energy CEO’s staggering pay rise as power bills skyrocket

NewsCorp Regional Media – 1 December 2017 – $117K pay rise for Essential Energy boss

2SM Radio Sydney – 1 December 2017 – Breakfast with Dave Sutherland: Extended Interview on Essential Energy

WSFM Radio Sydney – 1 December 2017 – Searle on Essential Energy CEO’s $117K pay rise

2SM Radio Sydney – 1 December 2017 – Searle on Electricity bill hikes while Essential Energy CEO gets $117K pay increase

Fairfax Regional Media – 4 December 2017 – Essential Energy boss gets a 17% pay rise

NewsCorp Regional Media – 5 December 2017 – No regional/rural electricity price hike: ‘This is a victory for customers’

2SM Radio Sydney – 5 December 2017 – Essential Energy caught out, now backflip on price hike

Australian Community Media – 7 December 2017 – Power price win for consumers


BARILARO THOUGHT BUBBLE ON COAL FIRED POWER STATION WILL DO NOTHING TO SECURE AFFORDABLE ENERGY
Media Release – 28 November 2017


NSW ENERGY USERS PAYING $400 MILLION TOO MUCH
Media Release – 28 November 2017

NewsCorp Regional Media – 1 December 2017 – You could be paying $500 more than necessary on power bills


SEARLE SUPPORTS VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING LEGISLATION
Media Release – 16 November 2017

The Australian – 14 November 2017 –  Supporters ‘have the votes on euthanasia’ in NSW

Daily Telegraph – 17 November 2017 – Right to die bill lost in tight vote


POWER STATION VALUE INCREASES BY $729 MILLION AFTER SALE: ANOTHER PRIVATISATION FAILURE THE NSW GOVERNMENT?

Sydney Morning Herald – 24 October 2017 – NSW power privatisation: a ‘feeding frenzy’ for big end of town

Fairfax Regional Media – 24 October 2017 – From $1m to $730m: power station value under scrutiny

2SM Radio Sydney – 25 October 2017 – Searle on Vales Point power station value: $1m to $730m

Fairfax Regional Media – 25 October 2017 – Vales Point power station under scrutiny


SEARLE WINS NCAT CASE FOR RELEASE OF GOVERNMENT’S SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL DOCUMENTS

Caselaw – 14 September 2017 – Searle v Transport for NSW [2017] NSWCATAD 256

The Australian – 18 October 2017 – NSW Government in bid to keep lid on light rail secrets

Sydney Morning Herald – 30 November 2017 – Tribunal slap downs raise worrying questions about NSW government secrecy


SEARLE CALLS ON BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT TO UNDERTAKE IMMEDIATE AUDIT OF ALL MINING AND EXPLORATION LICENCE CONDITIONS OF CONSENT

Fairfax Regional Media – 18 October 2017 – Muswellbrook Council ‘very satisfied’ after mining company settles $5 million Supreme Court case


NSW LABOR SLAMS IPART REPORT ON ELECTRICITY PRICES AS UNREALISTIC

Sydney Morning Herald – 17 October 2017 – ‘Prices dropped’, so why are some households paying $1,200 more for power?


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT WEAKENS PROTECTIONS FOR DRINKING WATER CATCHMENT
Media Release – 12 October 2017

LABOR VISITS LITHGOW MINERS AS STATE GOVERNMENT FORCED INTO ACTION ON SPRINGVALE
Media Release
– 9 October 2017

Fairfax Regional Media – 9 October 2017 – Luke Foley addresses community on future of Springvale Mine

Sydney Morning Herald – 9 October 2017 – Government move foils effort to reveal coal mine damage, environment groups say.

The Guardian – 10 October 2017 – NSW to weaken water quality test for extensions to mines

Sydney Morning Herald – 11 October 2017 – Government defends bill to weaken water protection

The Australian – 12 October 2017 – Springvale coalmine laws a ‘Trojan horse’

Sydney Morning Herald – 12 October 2017 – Laws pass to keep Springvale coal mine open as Labor raises fears over Sydney’s water


A PROFESSIONAL AND MORAL OBLIGATION: LABOR CALLS ON NSW GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE WORKERS ARE SAFE FROM ASBESTOS

ABC News – 6 October 2017 – Sydney Opera House electricians walk off the job due to confirmed asbestos


NSW GOVERNMENT-OWNED ESSENTIAL LIED TO KEEP POWER BILLS IN THE BUSH HIGH
Media Release – 3 October 2017

Australian Financial Review – 3 October 2017 – Essential Energy tells NSW lower prices would have ‘minimal’ impact on its business

Leading Edge Energy – 3 October 2017 – Essential Energy accused of pushing for 25% price gouge

Prime7 News – 4 October 2017 – Essential Energy spent $1.7million fighting against lowering power prices

WIN News Riverina – 4 October 2017 – Essential Energy lies keeping electricity bills high

The Young Witness – 9 October 2017 – Power giant budgeted for price cuts but still appealed against lower prices

Western Weekender – 1 November 2017 – Rising power prices an ongoing concern

The Young Witness – 3 November 2017 – Labor sparks up: Opposition calls for an inquiry into electricity prices

Fairfax Regional Media – 14 November 2017 – Investigation launched into electricity prices


BARILARO MUST COME CLEAN ON WHERE HE WANTS TO BUILD NUCLEAR REACTORS IN NSW
Media Release
– 28 September 2017

Fairfax Regional Media – 28 September 2017 – Opposition fires up over nuclear power  station chatter


GAS SHORTFALL AND HIGHER PRICES ON THE HORIZON – NSW GOVERNMENT MUST ACT
Media Release – 26 September 2017

ABC Radio Illawarra – 26 September 2017 – Searle on gas supply shortfall and higher prices

2SM Radio Sydney – 26 September 2017 – Searle on domestic gas reservation policy to combat rising gas prices


GOVERNMENT LEAVES BUSH IN THE DARK THREE TIMES LONGER
Media Release – 19 September 2017

Prime7 News – 19 September 2017 – NSW country areas being left in the dark with longer, more frequent blackouts


AUDITOR-GENERAL SLAMS ENERGY REBATES AS “COMPLEX AND INEQUITABLE”
Media Release – 19 September 2017

2SM Radio Sydney – 20 September 2017 – NSW Government’s energy rebates found to be complex and inequitable


PREMIER FACES BUDGET ESTIMATES GRILLING ON ELECTRICITY, POWER BLACKOUTS AND LIDDELL POWER STATION

Daily Telegraph – 8 September 2017 – Electricity crisis: Premier can’t rule out summer blackouts

Brisbane Times – 8 September 2017 – Liddell power plant operating below 40% capacity, faces ‘mammoth’ woes

News.com.au – 8 September 2017 – NSW safe from summer blackouts? Premier defends decision to choose traditional energy sources over renewables

Sydney Morning Herald – 17 September 2017 – Coal export priority left NSW power plants with ‘weeks’ of supplies


GOVERNMENT FAILS EMPLOYEES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE
Media Release – 6 September 2017


NSW LABOR’S BUDGET ESTIMATES QUESTIONING PURSUES INVESTIGATIONS INTO MINING COMPANIES AND THEIR NSW MINING LICENSES

Fairfax Regional Media – 5 September 2017 – A Bylong mine proponent to be investigated by NSW resources regulator over overseas allegations

Sydney Morning Herald – 5 September 2017 – KEPCO investigation adds to hurdles facing Bylong coal mine proposal

Illawarra Mercury – 8 September 2017 – Wollongong Coal investigation held up by Indian corruption allegations


BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT ENERGY REBATE A FATHER’S DAY INSULT TO NSW FAMILIES
Media Release – 4 September 2017

ENERGY MINISTER ADMITS GOVERNMENT REBATES ARE WASTED
Media Release
– 4 September 2017

ABC Radio Sydney Breakfast Program – 4 September 2017 – Searle on the NSW Government’s responsibility for rising electricity bills

2SM Radio Sydney – 4 September 2017 – Searle on NSW Government’s ineffective energy rebates

WSFM Radio Sydney – 4 September 2017 – Searle on the NSW Government’s wasted energy assistance

Ten Eyewitness News – 4 September 2017 – Berejiklian Government energy rebate an insult to NSW families

Australian Financial Review – 5 September 2017 – Woolworths quadruples energy investments to offset soaring prices


MINISTER SAYS SHENHUA STATEMENT “NOT CORRECT”
Media Release – 1 September 2017

LABOR MPs VISIT LIVERPOOL PLAINS: NSW RENEWS CALLS TO SHUT SHENHUA DOWN
Media Release
– 29 August 2017

Fairfax Regional Media – 29 August 2017 – Videos & Photos: Opposition Leader makes stand with  farmers

Prime7 News North Coast – 30 August 2017 – NSW Labor renews calls to cancel Shenhua Watermark open cut mine

The Land – 1 September 2017 – Shenhua’s Liverpool Plains coal $262m licence buyback on agenda at Budget estimates

The Land – 6 September 2017 – Shenhua comments about Watermark coal deal questioned

Fairfax Regional Media – 7 September 2017 – Shenhua and NSW Government butt heads over Watermark license

2GB – 2 April 2018 – Searle on Shenhua’s Liverpool Plains mining exploration licence


LABOR QUESTIONS DELAYED REPORTING OF WORKPLACE FIRE ACCIDENT

ABC News – 23 August 2017 – Contract mine worker engulfed by fire in workplace accident at Muswellbrook


NSW GOVERNMENT BLOCKS LEGISLATION TO DECRIMINALISE MEDICINAL CANNABIS
Media Release – 10 August 2017

GovernmentNews – 10 August 2017 –  NSW medicinal cannabis bill fails

EchoNet Daily – 11 August 2017 – Labor’s move to decriminalise cannabis rejected

Hemp Gazette – 14 August 2017 – Medicinal cannabis legislation defeated in NSW


NSW LABOR UNVEILS PLAN TO OUTLAW EXPLOITATION OF YOUNG WORKERS, MAKE WAGE THEFT A CRIME
Media Release – 28 July 2017

NSW LABOR PROMISES MORE TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM WAGE THEFT
Media Release
 – 7 August 2017 

NSW GOVERNMENT FAILS TO PROTECT YOUNG WORKERS FROM WAGE THEFT
Media Release
 – 6 September 2017 

Daily Telegraph – 28 July 2017 – Foley promises to jail employers who underpay workers

Sydney Morning Herald – 28 July 2017 – ALP announces crackdown on worker exploitation

Illawarra Mercury – 30 July 2017 – NSW Labor to introduce new laws to crackdown on businesses deliberately underpaying staff

Illawarra Mercury – 30 July 2017 – EDITORIAL: Wollongong’s underpaid workers salute you, Ashleigh Mounser

Prime News – 31 July 2017 – ALP announces crackdown on worker exploitation

Sydney Morning Herald – 7 August 2017 – ALP plan to name and shame businesses that rip off workers

Sydney Morning Herald – 25 September 2017 – International students urged to check pay packets


NSW LABOR COMMITS TO RE-REGULATING ELECTRICITY 
Media Release – 31 July 2017  

RESIDENTS FACING RECORD POWER PRICE HIKES
Media Release – 12 July 2017  

Fairfield City Champion – 3 July 2017 – Labor’s plan to make electricity more affordable

2SM Radio Sydney – 11 July 2017 – Searle on NSW’s future electricity supply

Illawarra Mercury – 12 July 2017 – Labor’s solution to make electricity cheaper for NSW residents

2GB Radio Sydney – 25 July 2017 – Searle on rising electricity prices: 7am News & 8:30am News

2SM Radio Sydney – 25 July 2017 – Searle on rising power bills: 7am News & 3pm News

WSFM Radio Sydney – 25 July 2015 – Searle on soaring electricity bills

Tamworth Prime News – 26 July 2017 – Rise in power prices hitting rural communities

Daily Telegraph – 28 July 2017 – Why can’t we find out what to expect from our next winter energy bill?

WSFM Radio Sydney – 28 July 2017 – Searle on big electricity bosses receiving bill discounts

Fairfax Regional Media – 31 July 2017 – NSW Labor commits to re-regulating electricity

Newcastle Herald – 24 August 2017 – Milltech at Tomago cop $1.2m bill shock as energy prices soar


COAG FAILS TO ADDRESS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: A CLEAN ENERGY TARGET
Media Release – 15 July 2017


LABOR RENEWS CALLS FOR RETROSPECTIVE 10 YEAR LIMIT ON ELECTORAL FUNDING LEGISLATION OFFENCES AFTER ANOTHER LIBERAL MP FOUND TO HAVE ACCEPTED DONATIONS FROM PROPERTY DEVELOPERS

The Australian – 15 July 2017 – Gladys Berejiklian ‘failing Mike Baird’s standards of integrity’


NSW LABOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SHUT SHENHUA DOWN 
Media Release – 12 July 2017

Fairfax Regional Media – 12 July 2017 – Half of Shenhua’s coal mine licence bought back by state government  

ABC Radio – 12 July 2017 – Calls to scrap Shenhua Watermark project

The Land – 12 July 2017 – Opposition takes aim at government’s $262m buyback of Watermark exploration licence

GovernmentNews – 12 July 2017 – Did the NSW Government have to pay for the coal licence?

Echo NetDaily – 13 July 2017 – Government handouts to coal mining company

The Australian – 14 July 2017 – Shenhua defends NSW mine compensation


NSW GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING TO SAVE STEELWORKS JOBS
Media Release – 6 July 2017  

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BUDGET REPLY: NSW LABOR TO RE-REGULATE ELECTRICITY MARKET
Media Release – 22 June 2017  

BUDGET REPLY: LABOR’S PLAN FOR SECURE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Media Release – 22 June 2017  

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT BUDGET CUTS ASSISTANCE TO HOUSEHOLDS STRUGGLING WITH ENERGY BILLS AS PRICES SOAR
Media Release – 21 June 2017  

ABC Radio Sydney – 21 June 2017 – Searle on NSW Government’s budget cuts to energy rebates


MINISTER FOR ENERGY TREATS REGIONAL NSW ENERGY CUSTOMERS AND WORKERS AS SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS

The Land – 31 May 2017 – Essential Energy blackout rate twice the rate of the city

2ser Radio – 15 June 2017 – Power workers’ strike threatens NSW Energy


POWER PRICES WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB
Media Release – 25 May 2017  

Australian Financial Review – 25 May 2017 – ALP calls on industry super funds not to put up power prices


NATIONALS’ PUSH FOR NUCLEAR POWER A ‘THOUGHT-BUBBLE’: SEARLE 

ABC Online – 19 May 2017 – Nuclear power on the agenda in NSW and Deputy Premier claims ‘we’ve been led by fear and mistruths’


GAS COMPANIES ‘DON’T HAVE A LICENCE TO ROB THE COMMUNITY BLIND’: SEARLE 

Sydney Morning Herald – 18 May 2017 – Energy prices have little to do with ‘gas shortages’, researchers say


NSW LABOR TO CARRY ON CONVERSATION ON ABORTION LAW REFORM, SET UP CROSS-PARTY WORKING GROUP 

Buzzfeed – 16 May 2017 – Australia has a case of déja vu when it comes to abortion law reform


NSW LABOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE INTEGRITY OF POLLUTION LIMITS 

Sydney Morning Herald – 14 May 2017 – ‘Mindblowing’: NSW EPA probes coal-fired power plants over pollution claims

Sydney Morning Herald – 14 May 2017 – Bayswater power station’s pollution masking lasted decades, documents show


REPORT RAISES SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS ABOUT GOVERNMENT’S PROVISIONS TO REHABILITATE NSW MINES 

Sydney Morning Herald – 11 May 2017 – NSW mine rehabilitation funds inadequate and outcomes vague: Auditor-General


NEW SOUTH WALES STILL LAGS BEHIND ON SOLAR POWERED HOMES
Media Release
– 2 May 2017


‘CLEAR AND PRESENT THREAT’: NSW LABOR WARNS NSW GOVERNMENT ABOUT ADANI MINE

Sydney Morning Herald – 24 April 2017 – Taxpayer loan for railway to Adani mine ‘not in the interests of NSW’: report

ABC Online – 9 May 2017 – Adani Carmichael mine: ‘Report should send alarm bells across the industry’


SEARLE CHALLENGES ENERGY MINISTER ON RESPONSE TO WALLERAWANG POWER STATION SHUTDOWN

Lithgow Mercury – 17 April 2017 – Labor queries jobs plan for Wallerawang


KITE APPOINTED AS NSW IRC’S FIRST CHIEF COMMISSIONER
Media Release
– 6 April 2017


ESSENTIAL ENERGY SAYS NORTH COAST CUSTOMERS ON THEIR OWN
Media Release
– 4 April 2017

Ballina Advocate – 5 April 2017 – ‘It’s simply not good enough’: Labor attacks government over flood

Northern Star – 6 April 2017 – Power outages spark political debate


NSW LABOR BACKS FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS FOR FAMILIES

Sydney Morning Herald – 27 March 2017 – Father’s battle to save flexible working hours


NSW LABOR WARNS LOOMING ENERGY CRISIS IF GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INVEST MORE IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
Media Release
– 12 March 2017

Sydney Morning Herald – 12 March 2017 – NSW increases renewable energy but lags behind other states and national target


SEARLE ATTENDS WOLLONGONG ROUNDTABLE TO HIGHLIGHT UNDERPAYMENT AND EXPLOITATION OF YOUNG WORKERS

Sydney Morning Herald – 28 February 2017 – Wollongong students being repaid after being shortchanged on wages

Illawarra Mercury – 28 February 2017 – Lucy claws back hundreds of dollars from Lagoon Restaurant

Fairfax Regional Media – 1 March 2017 – Underpaid worker claws back money from employer

Sydney Morning Herald – 23 May 2017 – States urged to introduce legislation to curb wage theft


ANY POWER OUTAGE DUE TO LIBERAL NATIONAL COALITION GOVERNMENT FAILURES
Media Release – 10 February 2017

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT SILENT ON ISSUES AT LIDDELL POWER STATION
Media Release – 10 February 2017

2GB – 10 February 2017 – Hot weather no excuse for power cuts

Sydney Morning Herald – 11 February 2017 – ‘For God’s sake’: NSW’s biggest power user pleads for AGL not to curb supply

Sydney Morning Herald – 23 February 2017 – Victoria demands answers from AEMO for blackout risks during NSW heatwave


MINING TESTS FACE NEW PREMIER GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN

Sydney Morning Herald – 30 January 2017 – ‘Crucial test’: Mining plans for Sydney catchment pose Gladys an early challenge

ABC – 30 January 2017 – Opposing sides in mining have high hopes for cabinet reshuffle

ABC Radio Sydney – 30 January 2017 – Searle on pollution licence for Centennial Coal

Mining Journal – 30 January 2017 – Coal test for SydneyCoal test for Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald – 1 February 2017 – ‘Massive battle’: Santos lodges long-awaited plans for controversial CSG project


LABOR QUESTIONS BEREJIKLIAN’S CALL ON AUSGRID SALE

Australian Financial Review – 30 January 2017 – NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian made a strange call on Ausgrid $4b debt


NSW LABOR CALLS FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS PROGRAM AUDIT

Fairfax Media – 27 January 2017 – NSW Labor heavyweights back call for Resources for Regions audit


LABOR CALLS FOR ENERGY & WATER COMPANY’S HIGHER BILL CHARGES IMPOSED ON FAMILIES TO BE WAIVED

Daily Telegraph – 6 January 2017 – Utility companies accused on bungling bills for hundreds of families

2SM – 6 January 2017 – 11am & 2pm News – Searle on energy and water companies issuing incorrect bills

2GB – 6 January 2017 –8am & 11am News – Searle on energy and water companies issuing incorrect bills


LABOR CONDEMNS BAIRD GOVERNMENT’S APPROVAL OF MINING EXPANSION DESPITE UNCERTAINTY AROUND ITS IMPACT ON WATER SUPPLY

Sydney Morning Herald – 26 December 2016 – ‘Outrageous’: Coal mine expansion gets nod despite secret, incomplete studies

Sydney Morning Herald – 9 January 2017 – ‘Very disappointing’: Baird government mining approvals plan stirs unease


LABOR STANDS WITH FARMERS AND LANDHOLDERS AGAINST THE BAIRD GOVERNMENT’S NEW REGULATIONS FAVOURING MINING & CSG COMPANIES

The Land – 2 December 2016 – Landholders left in the lurch by new mining regime


LABOR CALLS ON NEW AUSGRID OWNERS TO HONOUR JOB GUARANTEES
Media Release – 1 December 2016


BARILARO MUST PROTECT JOBS IN THE BUSH
Media Release – 23 November 2016


LABOR DEMANDS BAIRD GOVERNMENT FIX UNFAIR WORKERS COMPENSATION SCHEME
Media Release – 2 November 2016

Central Western Daily – 2 November 2016 – Injured worker calls for compensation scheme to be scrapped and replaced

Sydney Morning Herald – 23 August 2016 – NSW government to integrate Industrial Court with Supreme Court


BUDGET ESTIMATES INQUIRIES

Illawarra Mercury – 2 September 2016 – Wollongong Coal probed by the NSW Resources Regulator

Newcastle Herald – 2 September 2016 – NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian defends cap on container ships

Newcastle Herald – 5 September 2016 – Labor Port of Newcastle inquiry calls sinking after lack of support from minor parties


BAIRD REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF LIBERAL PARTY
Media Release – 1 September 2016

Sydney Morning Herald – 1 September 2016 – Call for independent inquiry into charges dropped against party donor

ABC Radio Sydney – 16 November 2016 – Searle on changes to ICAC and Searle on Baird Government’s political payback against ICAC Commissioner Latham

Fairfax Regional Papers – 26 November 2016 – Baird Government hands Mike Gallacher a $20K promotion


BAIRD GOVERNMENT UNDER PRESSURE AFTER AMBULANCE SECURITY BREACH 

2SM Radio – 24 October 2016 – Searle on ambulance security breach


LABOR DEMANDS FULL DISCLOSURE ON COAL MINING LICENCE 

Sydney Morning Herald – 11 August 2016 – Liverpool Plains: Baird government to pay BHP Billiton $220 million for licence

Sydney Morning Herald – 13 August 2016 – Coal industry not ‘abandoned’, Energy Minister Roberts says as opposition mounts

Namoi Valley Independent – 3 October 2016 – Size of Shenhua mine buy back ‘kept secret’ by NSW government


BAIRD GOVERNMENT CAUSES NSW TO LAG BEHIND OTHER STATES ON RENEWABLE ENERGY 

Sydney Morning Herald – 26 July 2016 – NSW operating in ‘wilful blindness’ without a carbon goal or planning rules: EDO

Sydney Morning Herald – 28 July 2016 – Tilting against windmills? Industry doubts NSW support for wind farms

2SM Radio – 30 October 2016 – Energy prices to rise after solar subsidy ends

2SM Radio – 27 November 2016 – Searle on solar bonus scheme coming to an end


LABOR CRITICISES BAIRD GOVERNMENT OVER ITS MULTI-ISSUE BUNGLING OF THE NSW ELECTRICITY NETWORK SELL-OFF: FOREIGN OWNERSHIP, THOUSANDS OF JOB CUTS AND PRICE HIKES LOOM

The Australian – 26 July 2016 – Mike Baird under fire over Chinese bid for NSW power network

Australian Financial Review – 26 July 2016 – Ausgrid price hike delay seen as inadequate by consumers

2GB Radio Sydney – 27 July 2016 – Searle on ensuring jobs guarantee in Ausgrid lease

2SM Radio – 27 July 2016 – Searle on energy sector redundancies after the Baird Government’s electricity sell-off

ABC – 25 August 2016 – Government electricity pricing plan to leave NSW ‘short-changed’, Opposition says


LABOR LABELS AIG’S HOLIDAY PENALTY RATE CUT PROPOSAL A JOKE

2SM Radio – 22 July 2016 – Searle on public holiday penalty rates


BAIRD GOVERNMENT DROPS BALL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
Media Release – 24 June 2016


LABOR PUSHES FOR MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR THE RIDE-SHARING INDUSTRY

Sydney Morning Herald – 23 June 2016 – Spotlight turns to pay and conditions for Uber drivers after ride-sharing laws passed


LABOR FIGHTS AGAINST BAIRD GOVERNMENT’S MOVE TO CUT PUBLIC SERVANTS’ REDUNDANCY ENTITLEMENTS

Sydney Morning Herald – 23 June 2016 – Government regulation will terminate redundancy entitlements of public servants

2SM Radio – 23 June 2016 – Searle on Public Workers’ Redundancy Entitlements


LIBERAL-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT STILL WANTS CSG
Media Release – 22 June 2016

Sydney Morning Herald – 8 July 2016 – Abandoned CSG wells go untested by NSW regulators, fanning community concern

Northern Daily Leader – 1 September 2016 – Labor won’t politicise NSW CSG moratorium bill


NSW LABOR PLEDGES A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR STEEL AND JOBS
Media Release – 30 May 2016

Illawarra Mercury – 30 May 2016  – Strong signal as Labor pledge 90% steel use

WIN News Illawarra – 30 May 2016 – NSW Labor pledges 90% Australian-made steel use

ABC News – 31 May 2016 – NSW Labor mandate Australian steel in public infrastructure projects


POWER PRICES WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB UNDER BAIRD
Media Release – 17 May 2016

Nine News Sydney – 17 May 2016  – Increased electricity prices coming July 1

Sydney Morning Herald – 18 May 2016 – Power prices set to rise by 1.5% from July 1

2SM Radio Sydney – 18 May 2016 – Searle on increase in electricity prices


ENDEAVOUR/AUSGRID CHAIRMAN MUST EXPLAIN CLIMATE CHANGE VIEWS OR RESIGN
Media Release – 17 May 2016

ABC, Triple J Hack – 17 May 2016 – Sackable spam? Electricity boss’ climate skeptic email to ~everyone~


SCHOOLS MAINTENANCE BACKLOG: MILLIONS IN REPAIRS URGENTLY NEEDED
Media Release – 26 April 2016

Illawarra Mercury – 27 April 2016 – Backlog is out of control

Penrith City Gazette – 27 April 2016 – Maintenance bill for Cranebrook High School $1.6 million: NSW Opposition

Blue Mountains Gazette – 28 April 2016 – School maintenance backlog

St George & Sutherland Shire Leader – 30 May 2016 – 12 local state schools required maintenance costing of more than $1 million in mid-2015


NSW LABOR WILL REPEAL BAIRD’S ANTI-PROTEST LAWS
Media Release – 15 April 2016

Echo NetDaily – 15 April 2016 – ALP would repeal protest laws ‘in first 100 days’

Australian Regional Media – 15 April 2016 – Labor under Foley will tear down Baird’s anti-protest laws

NBN News – 15 April 2016 – Foley pledges to scrap anti-protest laws

Echo NetDaily – 20 April 2016 – Power dispute: 60 jobs on north coast face axe


BAIRD GOVERNMENT RIPS OFF SOLAR HOUSEHOLDS
Media Release – 17 March 2016

2SM Radio Sydney – 8 March 2016 – Searle on Solar Bonus Scheme closing at end of the year


LABOR TAKES RARE STEP TO PROTEST TO GOVERNOR OVER PASSAGE OF OPPRESSIVE PROTEST LAWS
Media Release – 17 March 2016

LABOR CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST OPPRESSIVE LAWS
Media Release – 16 March 2016

LIBERAL-NATIONAL POLICY TO LOCK UP NANNAS
Media Release – 8 March 2016

LABOR WORRIED ABOUT MOVES ON PEACEFUL PROTESTS BY BAIRD GOVERNMENT 
Media Release – 7 March 2016

ABC News – 7 March 2016 – NSW Government proposing new police powers to stop ‘lock-on’ mining protests

Echo NetDaily – 8 March 2016 – New legislation brands peaceful protestors as ‘eco-facists’

Australia Regional Media – 9 March 2016 – Tough new protesting laws could target Knitting Nannas

The Land – 14 March 2016 – Shooters & Fishers Party in crossfire of new protester laws

Sky News Australia – 15 March 2016 – Hundreds rally against NSW protest laws

Sydney Morning Herald – 15 March 2016 – NSW Govt’s crackdown on CSG opponents brings out protesters

The Guardian – 15 March 2016 – NSW anti-protest laws an attack on democracy, say legal experts

New Matilda – 15 March 2016 – Growing Sydney anger as Baird Government prepares to ‘trash civil rights’

ABC News – 16 March 2016 – NSW increases anti-CSG protest fines for trespass to $5,500 and up to 7 year’s jail

The Guardian – 16 March 2016 – Anti-protest laws giving police greater powers pass NSW Parliament

Australian Regional Media – 16 March 2016 – Anti-protest bill passes Upper House

Echo NetDaily – 16 March 2016 – ‘Knitting Nannas’ arrest law passes parliament

9 News – 17 March 2016 – NSW protesters to face harsher penalties

New Matilda – 17 March 2016 – Labor protests to Governor over NSW anti-protest laws

Echo NetDaily – 17 March 2016 – Labor calls on Governor over CSG-protest laws

LABOR HERALD: OPINION – 29 March 2016 – NSW anti-protest laws seek to prevent legitimate action by communities

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – 5 April 2016 – Right to protest a fundamental part of democracy

Sydney Morning Herald – 31 July 2016 – Documents reveal ‘close and cosy’ CSG relationship between Santos and NSW government


BAIRD-GRANT GOVERNMENT LOWERS PENALTIES FOR ROGUE COMPANIES
Media Release – 10 March 2016


BAIRD CUTS WILL BITE INTO PUBLIC SERVICES
Media Release – 29 February 2016


BAIRD GOVERNMENT WINS COURT CASE TO FORCE UP POWER BILLS
Media Release – 26 February 2016

The Land – 2 March 2016 – Electricity prices set to spike after government challenge


NSW SHOULD FOCUS ON GROWING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, NOT CSG: LABOR
Media Release – 8 February 2016

ABC News – 8 February 2016 – CSG licences: NSW should focus on ‘growing renewable energy sources’, Labor says

ABC Radio Sydney – 8 February 2016 – Searle on mining interests and CSG licences: 7am and 7:45am


AGL DECISION TO CEASE CSG ACTIVITY IN NSW WELCOMED BY NSW LABOR
Media Release – 4 February 2016

ABC News – 4 February 2016 – AGL pulls out of CSG plan in Gloucester as NSW and QLD projects are abandoned

ABC News – 5 February 2016 – AGL insists decision to pull out of Gloucester purely economic

Echo NetDaily – 5 February 2016 – Labor welcomes AGL decision on Gloucester


PUBLIC NEEDS TO BE REASSURED ABOUT DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY’S CYBER SECURITY
Media Release – 3 February 2016

ABC News – 3 February 2016 – Cyber attack on NSW Government department raises security fears

The World Today – 3 February 2016 – Hackers target NSW Government Department in ‘highly disturbing’ attack

Gizmodo – 4 February 2016 – Hackers attack NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy

Technology Decisions – 5 February 2016 – NSW Department of Industry fends off cyberattack


Sydney Morning Herald – 22 January 2016 – Baird changes tack on coal as NSW starts to prepare for industry’s decline


DOUBTS FLAGGED ABOUT GOVERNMENT BILL CHANGES NOW GIVING ANTI-CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIVE BODIES POWERS TO PROSECUTE

The Australian – 13 November 2015 – Baird delivers ICAC power to initiate criminal charges

Sydney Morning Herald – 4 November 2015 – Government push to give anti-corruption agencies prosecution powers set to fail

Sydney Morning Herald – 31 October 2015 – Upton slams Labor over ICAC prosecution powers

2GB Radio – 30 October 2015 – Interview with Ray Hadley: More power for ICAC


NSW RETAIL WORKERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES TO SUFFER UNDER GOVERNMENT’S NEW BOXING DAY TRADING LAWS

Daily Telegraph – 25 December 2015 – Why this year is tipped to be biggest Boxing Day shopping frenzy on record

Daily Telegraph – 22 December 2015 – Huge crowds expected at Bondi Junction, Eastgardens for this year’s Boxing Day sales

Sydney Morning Herald – 12 November 2015 – Retail worker ‘disgusted’ that Boxing Day trading to go ahead

ABC News – 11 November 2015 – Boxing Day trade allowed across NSW after laws pass Upper House

ABC Radio Sydney – 11 November 2015 – Searle on new Boxing Day trading laws: 7am and 7:45am

2GB Radio Sydney – 11 November 2015 – Searle on new Boxing Day trading laws

2SM Radio Sydney – 11 November 2015 – Searle on new Boxing Day trading laws

ABC News – 27 October 2015 – Protesters rally against proposed extension of Boxing Day trading across NSW


Sydney Morning Herald – 2 November 2015 – Ambulance officers fight against cuts to death and disability insurance


LABOR’S Coal Seam and Other Unconventional Gas Moratorium Bill 2015 TO PERMANENTLY ROTECT NORTHERN RIVERS AREA FROM CSG

Echo NetDaily – 23 October 2015 – Region ‘left to fend for itself over CSG’ by Nats MPs

ABC News – 2 November 2015 – Metgasco offered $25m to sell 3 coal seam gas exploration licences back to NSW Government

The Australian – 3 November 2015 – Baird buyback caps CSG problem

Echo NetDaily – 3 November 2015 – CSG win prompts calls to divest from fossil fuels


TEN News – 28 October 2015 – Roads Minister Duncan Gay dodging questions on lowering Cross City Tunnel toll