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Redfern North Eveleigh Paint Shop Rezoning Proposal Submission

After hearing the concerns of local residents and organisations, the Greens do not support the Department of Planning and Environment's proposal to privatise public land in Redfern and North Eveleigh through the Paint Shop Sub-Precinct rezoning. We share the community's concerns that no clear justifications have been presented for creating such a large business and commercial zone on the site, and are opposed to the proposed low percentage of affordable housing and the complete lack of any mandated social housing. In our submission, we highlight issues including the prioritisation of commercial development and private profit over housing for the community, lack of community consultation, and the particular importance of meaningful consultation with First Nations individuals and organisations, for whom Redfern has long been a significant historical and cultural site. Read our full submission to the Department of Planning and Environment here.

MEDIA RELEASE: NSW renters need a rent freeze

Greens NSW MP Jenny Leong has backed federal Greens calls and urged the NSW Government to implement an emergency rent freeze to combat skyrocketing rent costs and the growing housing unaffordability crisis. 

Greens support latest strike action by USyd staff

Jenny Leong MP last week joined her Greens colleague Senator Mehreen Faruqi on the picket line at the University of Sydney in solidarity with staff and NTEU members striking for secure jobs and improved work conditions. The strike marked the fourth time NTEU members at the university have taken industrial action since May this year. Dr Nick Riemer, President of USyd's NTEU branch, described the strike as "the biggest yet". Staff are calling for a pay rise above inflation, an end to casualisation, improved job security, increased protections against overwork, and preservation of academic staff's right to conduct research. Jenny supports all of these demands and condemns recent decisions by USyd management that have cut staff wages, worsened their work conditions, and harmed the quality of education students receive -- all while the university continues to reap massive profits. The Greens will always support the right to strike and stand in solidarity with USyd staff walking off the job for job security, respect at work, workload protections, and in defence of high quality higher education.

Joint Statement on land acquisition process requires urgent review and retrospective compensation

The Legislative Council's Transport Committee today handed down its long-awaited report on the State's acquisition of land in relation to major transport projects. The Committee has found that NSW residents have been on the receiving end of a systemic process of undervaluation, bad faith negotiations and time delays by government acquiring authorities, in service of the government’s intensive transport infrastructure pipeline.  

MEDIA RELEASE: Broderick Report exposes toxic, unsafe, and sexist culture at NSW Parliamentary workplaces

Greens MP Jenny Leong has commented on the release of the Broderick report into bullying, harassment, and sexual misconduct at NSW Parliament.  

MEDIA RELEASE: Greens call for housing crisis meeting to overhaul a broken system

Responding to reports that a housing crisis meeting is being held today between state and federal Housing Ministers today, Greens NSW Housing spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP has called for rent caps and protections for renters against evictions, a massive investment in social housing to tackle the waiting list, aa coordinated funding plan to fix  the decades of bad maintenance in public housing.  

Greens MPs support for teachers, nurses and midwives, transport workers, and unions

An open letter to the teachers, nurses and midwives, transport workers, and unions taking industrial action this week:

MEDIA RELEASE: Greens slam Liberal National government’s arrogant union busting

Responding to reports that the NSW Liberal/National Government will hit unions with massive fines, Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP slammed the proposal as union busting and called on the government to fix the conditions causing people to go on strike in the first place.

MEDIA RELEASE: Greens Slam Coalition as All Spin and No Substance on “Womens” Budget

Abigail Boyd, Greens spokesperson for Treasury, Women’s Equity, and Domestic Violence, and Jenny Leong, Greens spokesperson for Women’s Rights, have called out the hollow commitment to women’s safety in the NSW Budget and criticised Treasurer Matt Kean for ignoring calls from the women’s sector for much-needed funding commitments in favour of meaningless announceables.

MEDIA RELEASE: Coalition’s budget leaves renters and people in public housing out in the cold

Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown and NSW Greens Housing spokesperson has slammed the NSW Coalition’s budget for leaving renters out in the cold and doing little to address the housing crisis . 

MEDIA RELEASE: Coalition’s housing announcement won’t touch the sides of the affordability crisis

MEDIA RELEASE: Coalition's housing announcement won't touch the sides of the affordability crisis   Responding to NSW shared equity scheme announcement today as part of the upcoming state budget, Greens Housing spokesperson Jenny Leong MP and Greens Treasury spokesperson Abigail Boyd MLC have called for a broader more equitable response to the housing crisis.

We're hiring! Senior Electorate Officer to Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Jenny Leong MP, the Greens Member for Newtown, is recruiting for a Senior Electorate Officer to join her and the Newtown team.

Jenny Leong speaks about train station accessibility in the Newtown electorate

Jenny Leong MP delivers a Private Member's Statement on Newtown electorate train station accessibility in the NSW Legislative Assembly, 19 May 2022.

Jenny Leong speaks on the state of public housing in NSW

Jenny Leong MP speaks on the state of public housing in the NSW Legislative Assembly, 19 May 2022. Add your support to the petition to the NSW Housing Minister to save public housing.

Jenny Leong speaks in support of Trans and Gender Diverse community

Jenny Leong MP delivers a Private Members Statement in the NSW Legislative Assembly in support of the Trans and Gender Diverse community, 12 May 2022.

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