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Our Statement Regarding World Environment Day

The Greens stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of New South Wales, Australia and the world in recognising the need to protect our precious marine parks, national parks, native vegetation and biodiversity on World Environment Day. Read our full statement below.   


Drug Dog Repeal Bill Launch

Drug Detection Dog Repeal Bill launch feat. internationally renowned musicians Today Greens member for Newtown Jenny Leong will give notice of a bill to end the use of drug detection dogs without a warrant on public transport, at festivals, bars and Kings Cross. The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment (Sniffer Dogs—Repeal of Powers) Bill 2015 aims to repeal parts of the Law Enforcement Powers and Responsibilities Act 2002 relating to the use of drug detection dogs.  The Bill is the latest part of the Greens NSW “Sniff Off” campaign against the use of drug dogs.  The campaign is supported by musicians and performers including Paul Mac and Dan McNamee (from Art vs Science) who aim to protect their audiences from over-policing. A Sniff Off Party will be held on Saturday 30 May at the Red Rattler in Marrickville, featuring Paul Mac and other artists.


Community Recognition: Redfern Legal Centre

Today we acknowledged the incredible work of the Redfern Legal Centre and called on the Government to guarantee funding so that this vital service can continue.   


Government's Child Sex Offences Legislation Not Good Enough

Today we called on the Liberal Government to end their law and order display, listen to the evidence, and deliver justice to victims of historical child sexual abuse.  


Greens launch fresh bid for inquiry into WestConnex

The Greens have launched a fresh bid for a parliamentary inquiry into the toxic WestConnex Project, with Greens NSW Transport spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi introducing a notice of motion into the NSW Legislative Council. (Full wording below). Download the petition to support the inquiry and stop WestConnex


Time to halt WestConnex Nightmare on King St

Following new revelations this morning undermining the over $15 billion WestConnex project – with the government’s own modelling showing the project will not ease congestion on Sydney’s roads – Greens WestConnex spokesperson and MP for Newtown Jenny Leong has called for a halt to this tollway disaster. “WestConnex is shaping up as the Nightmare on King St parts 1 to 15 billion,” she said.


Duncan Gay insults residents; Community and Local Councils stand together

Media Release: 20 May 2015 The Greens NSW spokesperson for WestConnex and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP has expressed disgust at Minister for Roads Duncan Gay for his insulting comments directed at concerned residents opposed to WestConnex and congratulated Marrickville Council on their latest move to oppose the project Minister Gaye’s comments in the SMH.  “The school yard style insults reportedly made at a Committee for the Economic Development of Australia lunch by the Minister for Roads shows the complete disregard he has for genuine community concerns about the misuse of public money on polluting tollways,” Jenny said.


Jenny Leong MP congratulates Marrickville Council on opposition to WestConnex

Jenny Leong MP for Newtown and NSW Greens spokesperson for WestConnex has congratulated Marrickville Council on their stand against WestConnex and in support of community action. At their meeting on 19 May 2015, Marrickville Council passed a motion to create and fund the WestConnex Advisory Committee and called for a full parliamentary inquiry and a halt to the tender process.  


Motion to Oppose Forced Council Mergers

Today we moved a motion opposing forced council mergers.   


Community Recognition: NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and Sydney Star Observer

Acknowledging the fantastic work of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby in conjunction with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex [LGBTI] news publication the Star Observer.  


International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, Jenny Leong, The Greens MP for Newtown and Greens NSW Spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity, spoke on a Matter of Public Importance in NSW Parliament. Jenny spoke about the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, to be held on May 17-18 2015.


Community Recognition: Nepal Earthquake Fundraising Events in Newtown

Acknowledging the work of the Asian Australian Alliance Women's Forum, members of the Nepalese community and BloodWood Restaurant and Bar in Newtown in fundraising efforts this week to support recovery efforts following the earthquakes in Nepal.  


Statement Supporting International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia [IDAHOT]

Read our statement supporting International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia [IDAHOT].  


Leong sets out her priorities (Inner West Courier)

GREENS MP VOWS TO STAND UP FOR RIGHTS OF COMMUNITY Published in the Inner West Courier - 12 May 2015 by Sarah Sharples


Our Statement on the Federal Budget

Today we drew attention to the upcoming federal budget and its implications for the Newtown Electorate.  


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