Greens spokesperson for Women’s Rights in the NSW Parliament, Jenny Leong MP, has welcomed the introduction of long awaited sexual consent reforms into the NSW Parliament.
The introduction of the Bill by the NSW Attorney General this week, coincides with a debate on a petition signed by over 20,000 people calling for holistic consent education reform, sponsored by Jenny Leong MP.
Increased cases and New Testing and Vaccination Sites
Concerningly for our local community, NSW Health is reporting increased cases and low vaccination rates in Redfern, Darlington, Waterloo, and Eveleigh. There are new testing sites and a pop up Pfizer vaccination clinic so you can walk up and get vaccinated today.
It’s also being reported that vaccination rates for 16-25 year olds is quite low. We know there are lots of reasons for this, including a lack of information and delays in eligibility, so it's really important that this age group are supported and encouraged to be able to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
With the release today of the NSW Government’s response to the report from the inquiry into One Nation's disastrous Religious Freedom’s bill, Greens MP Jenny Leong has cautioned the Attorney General about his support for the proposed reform. In response to the Attorney General's comments, Jenny Leong MP said:
“There is broad recognition across the community and by experts that there is a need to protect people from being discriminated against on the basis of their religious beliefs, but that is not the same as enshrining protections for people to engage in wholescale discrimination against women and the LGBTIQ+ community, which is what One Nations bill sets out to do.