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Jenny Leong supports Voluntary Assisted Dying laws for NSW

Jenny Leong MP spoke in favour of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill during the second reading debate. This legislation has now been passed into law, making NSW the final state in Australia to introduce Voluntary Assisted Dying laws.

Waterloo Estate (South) Joint Submission

Together with Greens Councillor on City of Sydney Council, Sylvie Ellsmore, we have identified several key issues and shortcomings in the proposed plan for Waterloo South. In addition to opposing the proposed intensification of land use on the site with minimal increase in public and affordable housing, our submission highlights the privatisation of public housing on-site, explores issues with the Communities Plus model, and stresses the need for a social impact assessment. Read the full joint submission here.

MEDIA RELEASE: Greens Bill to tackle mould and rising rents in NSW

In response to rental horror stories of extreme mould and reports of growing rental unaffordability, NSW Greens Housing spokeperson and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP is pushing ahead with the Greens Bill to cap rents, end unfair no grounds evictions and require all rental properties to be waterproof and mould-free. The Bill also includes specific measures for flood impacted areas including banning evictions for 12 months.

Greens Introduce Bill to protect flood affected renters

Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens Housing Spokesperson, will today introduce a Private Members Bill to protect renters who have been impacted by the catastrophic floods throughout NSW.

MEDIA RELEASE: Govt should investigate acquiring boarding houses and running them as social housing

Newtown Greens MP and Housing spokesperson Jenny Leong has called on the NSW Government to investigate acquiring existing privately owned boarding houses, to bring them up to a liveable standard, and run them as safe, secure, affordable and publicly owned social housing.

Media Release - Greens Plan for Rent Relief to be included in Flood Relief

The Greens are calling on the NSW Government to take immediate steps to support renters who are impacted by the catastrophic floods throughout NSW. Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith MP has joined with NSW Greens Housing spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP to call for immediate action to support renters in this crisis and through the recovery period from these devastating floods – including bond vouchers, a freeze on rent increases, and a ban on evictions.

Jenny Leong speaks in support of the petition to protect koala habitat in Port Macquarie

Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown spoke in support of a petition signed by 24,970 people who have raised their voices in support of greater protections for koala habitat, and led to the joint purchase by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Koala Conservation Australia of 194 hectares of prime koala habitat in Port Macquarie.  

We're hiring! Social Media and Content Producer

We are looking for a digitally savvy, creative and politically engaged person to join our Newtown team to manage our social media and create content. Our small team is passionate, dedicated, experienced and high intensity. We are committed to serving the good people of the Newtown electorate as well as campaigning for significant social and environmental change.

Latest COVID-19 News and Updates

Things continue to move rapidly when it comes to COVID restrictions and supports. We will do our best to keep this page updated with the latest information and links.

The latest on accessibility upgrades at our local stations

After years of advocating alongside locals for station upgrades and improved accessibility at our local train stations, we're excited to see that some major works have taken place! Our Inner West train stations are now well on their way to becoming more accessible, safe, and user-friendly, and better servicing the needs of our community.   For local resident Chris, the new lifts and ramps at Petersham station have "opened up my world."

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. 

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