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Electorate Update #2: New Office, State Budget, Shape our work – Read, watch, act!

Exciting news – the Newtown electorate office is now open! On Monday we opened the doors at 383 King Street Newtown to the public for the very first time.

2015 NSW State Budget Reaction

2015 NSW State Budget Reaction: Greens NSW MP for Newtown Jenny Leong, with Greens NSW Member for Balmain Jamie Parker. Issues covered include planning, WestConnex, Urban Growth, affordable and social housing, Ultimo Public School, TAFE, domestic violence, Powerhouse building sell-off, and train station access.

Greens Call For Investment in Public Transport

The Greens believe that people have the right to inexpensive, efficient, accessible and safe public transport. Today we called on the Labor and Liberal parties to stop wasting public money on polluting tollways and invest in public transport.   

NSW Budget 2015: Government doesn’t deliver on affordable housing despite stamp duty windfall

MEDIA RELEASE: NSW Budget: Government doesn’t deliver on affordable housing despite stamp duty windfall The Greens have criticised the NSW Government for delivering a 2015-16 Budget that benefits from a boom in stamp duty revenue yet fails to do enough to ensure the availability of affordable housing across Sydney and the state.

NSW Parliament Supports Marriage Equality

Today NSW Parliament sent a strong message of support for marriage equality. The Greens are proud to have always stood for marriage equality; every vote, every MP, every time.   

Community Recognition: Marrickville Welcome Dinner

Today we acknowledged the incredible work and contributions that went into the Marrickville Welcome Dinner last Saturday night at Marrickville Town Hall.  

WestConnex - over $450 million per kilometre

In the interests of good governance and transparency, The Greens WestConnex spokesperson and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong has called on the Government to immediately halt the acquisition of homes and the construction of early stages of the tollway until the business case has been finalised and made public.  “We are now talking about $15.4 billion dollars for the WestConnex tollway – an increase of $500 million from last year – and up from $10 billion from when the project was first initiated. That’s over $450 million per kilometre!” said The Greens WestConnex spokesperson and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong.

Westconnex in NSW Budget - more favours and money for mates?

Announcements in the NSW Budget regarding changes to state significant infrastructure decisions and commitment of billions of dollars of public money for WestConnex, makes it clear that this Government is more interested in  serving the interests of the big end of town not the community, says Greens WestConnex spokesperson and member for Newtown Jenny Leong. “WestConnex operates under an accountability smokescreen. No business case, no Environmental Impact Statement, a company with a questionable record being awarded contracts both for construction and assessing environmental risks,” she said.

Train Accessibility in the Newtown Electorate

Accessibility at our train stations is a serious risk to safety for those who struggle up and down the stairs, and limits the full participation in society of all members of our community. Read our speech calling on the Government to ensure all train stations in the Newtown electorate are made accessible.   

Train station accessibility needs prioritisation in NSW Budget

Media Release 18 June 2015   Train station accessibility needs prioritisation in NSW Budget   Questions asked by the Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong in NSW Parliament have revealed that train station accessibility works on Redfern Station Platforms 6 & 7 will be complete by the end of the year, and have advocated for other stations in the area to be prioritised in the next tranche of station upgrades.

M4 East Tunnel contracts put community at risk

MEDIA RELEASE: The NSW Government announcement of contracts worth $2.7 billion, and a preferred design for the M4 East tunnel ahead of planning approval or an Environmental Impact Statement process, puts the community at risk, according to Greens WestConnex spokesperson and MP for Newtown Jenny Leong.

Beijing Democracy Network Statue

On Thursday 4 June Jenny addressed a rally in Belmore Park, near Central Station, organised by the Sydney Network for Democracy in China. The focus of the event was commemorating the 1989 Beijing Democracy Movement and mourn the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre. During the rally a 3.2m high fiberglass statue of the Goddess of Democracy, built by New Zealander sculptor Mr Chen Weiming was exhibited.

Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Project: Planning Needs to be Integrated

The NSW Liberal Government has failed to consult properly with the community, and has failed to plan for massive population growth that will result from the Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Project.  

Greens in Parliament: Improving Fair Trading

Today The Greens proposed changes to Fair Trading legislation aimed at ensuring cuts to red tape don't create confusion or cause disadvantage to those who are already disadvantaged by their circumstances.  

Community Recognition: Stop CSG Sydney

Recognising the incredible work by the members of Stop CSG Sydney over many years in stopping the spread of coal seam gas in the inner west and throughout Sydney.   

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