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Greens introduce Economic Inequality Bill to NSW Parliament

Greens MP and Housing spokesperson Jenny Leong MP will today introduce a Private MembersBill to the NSW Parliament, to alleviate financial pressures for people who are forced to livebelow the poverty line.“While the NSW Government cannot raise the rate of income support for people living below thepoverty line, there are many things they can do to help lift people out of poverty,” Greens MP andHousing spokesperson Jenny Leong MP said today.


Congratulations to the 2021 Community Building Partnership Grant Recipients

Our office was so pleased to support so many great local organisations in the 2021 round of the Community Building Partnership Grants.


Voluntary Assisted Dying debate in NSW Parliament

Jenny spoke on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 in the NSW parliamentary debate on Friday Nov 12. She spoke in support of voluntary assisted dying and acknowledged the work of so many individuals, community members, organisations and Greens colleagues in advocating for this legislation for so many years. Jenny also shared some personal stories from people who had contacted her calling on her to support this legislation. You can see Jenny's speech here and you can read the transcript in Hansard here. The Bill has yet to be debated in the Upper House in the NSW Parliament. 


MEDIA RELEASE: Affirmative Consent Law Passes NSW Lower House

In a significant achievement for sexual assault advocates and survivors, affirmative consent laws passed the NSW Lower House last night, paving the way for this to be made law by the end of this week or early next week, Greens Spokesperson for Women, Jenny Leong MP said today.


Jenny Leong MP sponsors petition for Holistic Consent Sex Education

On 21 October Jenny Leong MP presented a petition to reform consent education in NSW Parliament. Sponsored by Jenny Leong MP, the petition won support from MPs from across the political spectrum, demonstrating that it is well and truly time to overhaul sex education. Read the article online.


Op Ed: The kindness of strangers is not an acceptable safety net

The latest op ed. by Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson on Housing and Homelessness. We can’t keep ignoring the failures of government to address issues of poverty, while expecting charitable and community organisations to plug the ever-widening gaps. Read the article online.


Jenny Leong MP co-sponsors the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Jenny Leong is one of twenty-eight MPs from across the NSW Parliament who will support new legislation to legalise voluntary assisted dying, the highest number of co-sponsors to a bill in the history of any Australian parliament. Read the article online.


Jenny Leong calls on the NSW Government to address low vaccination rates in Inner West suburbs

Jenny Leong MP calls out the Government for failing to prioritise First Nations communities and public housing tenants, and asks what they are doing to address low vaccination rates in Chippendale.


Jenny Leong MP's response to the appointment of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.

Jenny Leong MP on ABC sharing her concerns about the appointment of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.


Op Ed: When it comes to China, anti-racism is not up for debate

One thing that shouldn't be up for debate is the need for a staunchly anti-racist approach in how we talk about China in Australia. Jenny Leong and Dr Gerald Roche for the Canberra Times.


Many workplaces, including Parliament, are designed by men and for men

Jenny Leong on how Parliament is a patriarchal system, designed by men and for men, in this op ed for the Sydney Morning Herald. 


Jenny Leong presents the Petition for Holistic Consent Sex Education in Parliament

Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson for Women's Rights and Member for Newtown presents a petition for Holistic Consent Sex Education on behalf of 20,986 residents of New South Wales who have raised their voices in support of stronger consent education and better consent laws in our schools and our society.


Jenny Leong Calls for Immediate and Significant Investment in Social Housing

Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson for Housing and Member for Newtown calling for a massive investment in public, social and affordable housing. In a wealthy State in a wealthy country such as ours no-one should be too poor to live.


Jenny Leong questions the Premier about who is responsible for ensuring people don't go hungry

Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson for Housing & Homelessness and Member for Newtown calls on the NSW Government to take responsibility for providing for people suffering from food insecurity and living in poverty.


Greens welcome NSW Sexual Consent Reforms and Petition Debate

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.


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