May 19, 2011

Episode 2011-17: Part 3A Planning Laws and Sandon Point, and State Politics

Broadcast 19th May 2011 at 9-9.30am on 2SER 107.3fm radio in Sydney.
With Simon Unwin and Jessica Minshall
And Guest Ben Raue.
Download Show: Ep 2011-17: Part 3A Planning Laws and Sandon Point, and State Politics
Source: Erin O'Dwyer at
The Liberal-National coalition won a massive victory in the NSW state election– but they have several minor parties to deal with in the Upper House, including the Greens and the Shooters & Fishers Party.
What does this mean for state policy? To find out we’re joined by election analyst, Ben Raue of
The Tally Room.

Announced changes to the State Part 3A Planning Laws have been met with some excitement. Other communities are still battling the developments these laws have pushed through. Last year we spoke with Roy Dootch Kennedy, from the Sandon Point Aboriginal tent embassy, and his legal representative Al Oshlack from the Indigenous Justice Advocacy Network about their court cases against Stocklands. Jessica Minshall catches up with Al Oshlack to find out what's happened since October.

The Shooters and Fishers Party has already been exerting some influence on the Coalition Government, and conservation groups are concerned that the environmental protection afforded by State Forests and Marine Parks could be wound back. Simon Unwin speaks with NSW Nature Conservation Council's Pepe Clarke.

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