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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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)

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

FOLEY & SEARLE ADDRESS 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

FOLEY, SEARLE, SHARPE 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

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LABOR QUESTIONS DELAYED REPORTING OF WORKPLACE FIRE ACCIDENT 

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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’

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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

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

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BUDGET REPLY: FOLEY 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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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‘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’

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SEARLE CHALLENGES ENERGY MINISTER ON RESPONSE TO WALLERAWANG POWER STATION SHUTDOWN

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

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

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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

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NSW LABOR BACKS FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS FOR FAMILIES

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NSW LABOR CALLS FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS PROGRAM AUDIT

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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BAIRD GOVERNMENT UNDER PRESSURE AFTER AMBULANCE SECURITY BREACH 

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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~

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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