The Second Reading debate have began in the Legislative Council.   The NSW ALP indicated that it would agree to send the Bills to Committee where, as Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Luke Foley, said Labor hopes to ‘improve the Bill to a point that would allow its passage’.

“Luke Foley and Greens Planning spokesman David Shoebridge outlined so many problems with the Bills that it’s hard to see how this legislation will retain any cohesive and consistent structure at the end of the Committee process,” said BPN’s Corinne Fisher.

We can only hope that as negotiations proceed over the next few days, the ALP, Greens and the other minor parties will conclude that these Bills.  Thanks to all who have lobbied and worked to stop these bills.