Jenny Leong MP on the secret deal between the Liberals and Nationals
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has called on the Premier to reveal the details of the agreement between the Liberals and the Nationals that has allowed them to form a coalition government.
Jenny Leong MP calls for a COVID Safe Plan for Peaceful Protest
Following the extreme over policing of a small peaceful protest of students and teachers at the University of Sydney, Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP called on the Liberals to immediately implement of COVID Safe plan for peaceful protests.
Jenny Leong asks the Premier about the Secret Coalition Deal
Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown this week asked the Premier to reveal the details of the secret deal between the Liberals and Nationals that allow them to govern in NSW. The Premier refused to do so.
Mid-Western Sydney 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards
Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown, acknowledged the all of the nominees and winners of the Centre for Volunteering 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards for Mid-Western Sydney and specifically recognised the Newtown electorate's own Louise Evans who won the award for Adult Volunteer of the Year.
Women's empowerment mural for Newtown
Internationally acclaimed artist Wendy Sharpe has just finished a brand new mural dedicated to women's empowerment, right in the heart of Newtown.
We support class action against the federal Environment Minister
Today we express our gratitude to the incredible young climate activists for their courage and determination to take a class action against the federal Environment Minister for failing in her duty of care to protect them from climate change
Lidia Thorpe is our newest Australian Greens Senator!
We are so pleased and hopeful that Lidia Thorpe has this week formally joined our team as the newest Australian Greens Senator. After the Victorian Parliament held a joint sitting to confirm her as a Federal Senator for Victoria, Lidia took her place in the Greens Federal Party Room.
Greens oppose One Nation’s Education Amendment Bill
The Greens NSW oppose One Nation’s Education Amendment Bill in the strongest terms. There is no place for transphobia in our school system and this attempt to make it official school policy, risking the health, wellbeing, safety and education of trans and gender diverse kids and teachers is nothing short of disgraceful.
Erko station needs a lift!
We have long known that Erko Station needs a lift. And local residents and the Friends of Erskineville are also keen to see a second entrance to the station at the southern end. It was great to able to meet up with some folks last week to talk through the options and receive their petition.
Pets in rental and strata housing
We are pleased to support the first ever e-petition in the NSW Parliament - a petition to overturn the ban on pets in strata buildings. People love their pets. In fact, around 63% of Australian households own a pet. However, for most people who live in a rental home, or in a strata building there are draconian rules banning pets even when they have no impact on neighbours. This makes it extremely difficult for households with pets to find a new home when they need it.
Restore arts funding
The Greens have written to the NSW Arts Minister urging him to restore funding to Writing NSW and Pact Centre for Emerging Artists. At this time, artists, creatives and our arts and cultural institutions are doing it particularly tough - in many cases they were already struggling before the pandemic hit.
Greens support bus strike
The Greens support the proposed strike action by members of the RTBU on behalf of bus drivers' call for safe working conditions and an end to the privatisation of bus services. Jenny spoke in Nov 2017 on behalf of the NSW Greens on the 10,000-signature petition opposing the privatisation of Inner West bus services. Jenny and the Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP joined community and union members condemning this privatisation. This week, Greens NSW Transport spokesperson, Abigail Boyd MLC and Greens NSW spokesperson on Workers Rights David Shoebridge MLC, released the following statement regarding the current demands and proposed strike of members of the RTBU: "The Greens stand strongly in support of this action. Bus drivers are striking because their jobs and wellbeing are under attack from the NSW Liberal Government. "In the middle of a pandemic, we should be supporting our essential workers, not throwing them under the bus.
World Breastfeeding Week 2020
Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown, spoke to Parliament to draw attention to World Breastfeeding Week and the 2020 theme which is encouraging everyone to 'support breastfeeding for a healthier planet'.
Jenny Leong MP calls on the government to protect Koalas
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has called on the Government to protect core koala hubs identified within the boundaries of the proposed Great Koala National Park.
Jenny Leong MP asks the Health Minister to make Protests COVID Safe
Our right to peaceful protest in a central part of our democracy. Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has asked the Minister for Health to develope a COVID Safe Plan specifically for peaceful protests, similar to those in place for businesses and major events.