MEDIA RELEASE: Affirmative Consent Law Passes NSW Lower House
In a significant achievement for sexual assault advocates and survivors, affirmative consent laws passed the NSW Lower House last night, paving the way for this to be made law by the end of this week or early next week, Greens Spokesperson for Women, Jenny Leong MP said today.
Jenny Leong MP sponsors petition for Holistic Consent Sex Education
On 21 October Jenny Leong MP presented a petition to reform consent education in NSW Parliament. Sponsored by Jenny Leong MP, the petition won support from MPs from across the political spectrum, demonstrating that it is well and truly time to overhaul sex education. Read the article online.
Op Ed: The kindness of strangers is not an acceptable safety net
The latest op ed. by Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson on Housing and Homelessness. We can’t keep ignoring the failures of government to address issues of poverty, while expecting charitable and community organisations to plug the ever-widening gaps. Read the article online.
Jenny Leong MP co-sponsors the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill
Jenny Leong is one of twenty-eight MPs from across the NSW Parliament who will support new legislation to legalise voluntary assisted dying, the highest number of co-sponsors to a bill in the history of any Australian parliament. Read the article online.
Jenny Leong calls on the NSW Government to address low vaccination rates in Inner West suburbs
Jenny Leong MP calls out the Government for failing to prioritise First Nations communities and public housing tenants, and asks what they are doing to address low vaccination rates in Chippendale. https://youtu.be/lwqA04OvqqM
Jenny Leong MP's response to the appointment of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.
Jenny Leong MP on ABC sharing her concerns about the appointment of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.
Op Ed: When it comes to China, anti-racism is not up for debate
One thing that shouldn't be up for debate is the need for a staunchly anti-racist approach in how we talk about China in Australia. Jenny Leong and Dr Gerald Roche for the Canberra Times.
Many workplaces, including Parliament, are designed by men and for men
Jenny Leong on how Parliament is a patriarchal system, designed by men and for men, in this op ed for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Jenny Leong presents the Petition for Holistic Consent Sex Education in Parliament
Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson for Women's Rights and Member for Newtown presents a petition for Holistic Consent Sex Education on behalf of 20,986 residents of New South Wales who have raised their voices in support of stronger consent education and better consent laws in our schools and our society.
Jenny Leong Calls for Immediate and Significant Investment in Social Housing
Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson for Housing and Member for Newtown calling for a massive investment in public, social and affordable housing. In a wealthy State in a wealthy country such as ours no-one should be too poor to live.
Jenny Leong questions the Premier about who is responsible for ensuring people don't go hungry
Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson for Housing & Homelessness and Member for Newtown calls on the NSW Government to take responsibility for providing for people suffering from food insecurity and living in poverty.
Greens welcome NSW Sexual Consent Reforms and Petition Debate
Greens spokesperson for Women’s Rights in the NSW Parliament, Jenny Leong MP, has welcomed the introduction of long awaited sexual consent reforms into the NSW Parliament. The introduction of the Bill by the NSW Attorney General this week, coincides with a debate on a petition signed by over 20,000 people calling for holistic consent education reform, sponsored by Jenny Leong MP.
Statement regarding Redfern Waterloo COVID outbreak
The escalating COVID outbreak in Redfern and Waterloo must be solved by ongoing health measures and increased practical and financial support, the Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong said today.
ATTENTION: residents in Redfern, Darlington, Waterloo and Eveleigh
Increased cases and New Testing and Vaccination Sites Concerningly for our local community, NSW Health is reporting increased cases and low vaccination rates in Redfern, Darlington, Waterloo, and Eveleigh. There are new testing sites and a pop up Pfizer vaccination clinic so you can walk up and get vaccinated today. It’s also being reported that vaccination rates for 16-25 year olds is quite low. We know there are lots of reasons for this, including a lack of information and delays in eligibility, so it's really important that this age group are supported and encouraged to be able to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Greens caution NSW Attorney General on One Nations ‘Religious Freedoms’
With the release today of the NSW Government’s response to the report from the inquiry into One Nation's disastrous Religious Freedom’s bill, Greens MP Jenny Leong has cautioned the Attorney General about his support for the proposed reform. In response to the Attorney General's comments, Jenny Leong MP said: “There is broad recognition across the community and by experts that there is a need to protect people from being discriminated against on the basis of their religious beliefs, but that is not the same as enshrining protections for people to engage in wholescale discrimination against women and the LGBTIQ+ community, which is what One Nations bill sets out to do.