The decision by Housing Minister Melinda Pavey to commit to 100% social housing in the redevelopment at Cowper St and Wentworth Park Road in Glebe is a huge win by the community and a welcome change but there’s far more to be done, say NSW Greens MPs, Jamie Parker and Jenny Leong.
A Greens motion has been unanimously passed in the NSW Parliament.
The Motion called on the house to:
Acknowledge that the existence of sexual violence and harassment in workplaces including our parliaments is unacceptable
Affirm support for people who have experienced sexual violence and harassment, and
Commit to acting to end sexual violence and harassment in this parliament and the community.
Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens Women’s Rights spokesperson has made the following comments after her question to the Premier and statements by the Speaker in question time today.
Video of the full question, the Premiers response and the Speaker subsequent comments.Video of Jenny Leong’s personal explanation in the chamber following Question Time.
Jenny Leong MP, Greens spokesperson for Women’s Rights has today given notice that she will introduce the Crimes Amendment (Enthusiastic Consent) Bill to the NSW Parliament to reform consent laws in NSW.
Our current laws make it almost impossible for victim-survivors of sexual assault to get justice, with definitions around consent, non-consent and knowlege of consent falling heaviliy in favour of the perpetrator.