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Revenge Porn Amendments

Jenny Leong MP welcomed proposed amendments that would cover situations where someone threatens to use a person's image, aka 'revenge porn'. Currently, this is not an offence and there are no proceedings or take-down orders available in relation to threats around this. This fix is very welcome and will have a huge impact on many people's lives.  


Toll Free Periods

The Roads Amendment (Toll-Free Period) Bill was debated in Parliament on the 15 October 2020 and Jenny Leong MP spoke on behalf of the Greens. The Greens' view is that this legislation does not really hit the mark. Instead, it skirts the edges of a deeper and more systemic problem with privatised toll roads and the collection of privatised tolls on behalf of private corporations. This bill would potentially have the unfortunate side effect of inducing further demand for toll roads instead of moving people out of private vehicles and onto public transport. It is effectively a government cash handout straight to corporations. 


Solidarity with Trans and Gender Diverse Communities

A motion in support of trans and gender diverse folks passed NSW Parliament with unanimous support. The motion makes it clear that trans and gender diverse people are welcome in our parliaments, schools, universities, workplaces, on our sporting fields and in our venues because they are an integral and valued part of our community. They deserve to live free from fear, discrimination, vilification and attack.  


Older women at increased risk of homelessness

Jenny Leong MP made a Private Members' Statement in Parliament to draw attention to the increased risk or poverty and homelessness that older women are currently facing. She called on the Government to act to address this growing crisis, as older women's homelessness is often invisible or overlooked.


Cuts to refugee supports mean hundreds could be left homeless

There are fears that hundreds of refugees living in community detention could be left homeless, after the Federal Government cut housing and income support. We have written to the NSW Premier, urging her to raise concerns with the Federal Government, as it will be NSW health, housing and community support agencies who will be left to deal with the social and economic impacts of this decision.


Saving our koalas from extinction

A few weeks ago, we were so happy to see the announcement that there would be a new Great Koala National Park on the mid north coast. However, since then, the tantrum from the National Party has put koala protection in serious jeopardy.


Jenny Leong calls for stronger protections for renters

Jenny Leong MP, Greens Member for Newtown has welcomed the extension of pandemic protections for renters, but called on the Liberal/National government to address the significant inequality in our tenancy laws.  


Jenny Leong on Gig Work

Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has spoken out against the Liberal/National spin claiming a surge in gig work as a result of COVID-19 is a good thing.  


Finally Solar For All - No Sunny Roof Required!

Renters rejoice! It is now possible for you to have access to solar power despite not having access to a sunny roof! Whether you rent, live in a unit or have a shaded roof you can now share in the benefits of solar too, by applying to be a member of Australia's first large scale solar garden. The name ''Haystacks Solar Garden' comes from their similarity to a community garden, except instead of growing veggie plots they are growing solar plots.


Jenny Leong MP calls on the government to support Aboriginal affordable housing

Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has today called on the NSW Government to support Aboriginal specific affordable housing in Redfern and Waterloo.


Media Release - Greens Back Aboriginal Housing in Redfern and Waterloo

The Redfern Waterloo Alliance launched their campaign today seeking action from the NSW government on the provision of and clear targets for Aboriginal affordable housing in the Redfern Waterloo area. Greens Member for Newtown and Housing and Homelessness spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP, and Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Australian Greens spokesperson on Housing, welcomed the launch – and offered their commitment to the demands of the campaign. Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown and NSW Greens spokesperson on Housing and Homelessness says,“I fully support this important campaign calling for real action and the delivery of affordable housing for Aboriginal people living in the Redfern and Waterloo area. “Redfern and Waterloo sit on Gadigal land, it is land that was never ceded – and it is long overdue that the NSW Government gave priority to ensuring that Aboriginal housing sits at the heart of our inner city community – we will be doing everything we can to ensure this campaign succeeds.” Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Australian Greens spokesperson on Housing says,  “Aboriginal communities have longstanding roots in Redfern and Waterloo, and the right to self-determination. It is critical that Aboriginal people and their organisations lead efforts to improve and expand housing in these communities. “For too long, social housing that meets the needs of communities simply hasn’t been sufficiently provided. It’s time to change that. “The Greens give our full and enthusiastic support to the Redfern Waterloo Alliance of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Allies for this important campaign,” she said.            


Jenny Leong MP on the Governments refusal to disclose the deal between the Liberals and Nationals

Jenny Leong MP, Greens Member for Newtown has expressed her disappointment that the Liberals and Nationals refuse to provide the public with the details of the deal between them.


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.


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