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Community Recognition: Newtown Breakaways AFC

Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown, attended the Pride Round hosted by the Newtown Breakaways, trailblazers of women's AFL in NSW and congratulated the club on their values of diversity, inclusivity and community.


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.


Mid-Western Sydney 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown, acknowledged the all of the nominees and winners of the  Centre for Volunteering 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards for Mid-Western Sydney and specifically recognised the Newtown electorate's own Louise Evans who won the award for Adult Volunteer of the Year.


Women's empowerment mural for Newtown

Internationally acclaimed artist Wendy Sharpe has just finished a brand new mural dedicated to women's empowerment, right in the heart of Newtown.


We support class action against the federal Environment Minister

Today we express our gratitude to the incredible young climate activists for their courage and determination to take a class action against the federal Environment Minister for failing in her duty of care to protect them from climate change


Lidia Thorpe is our newest Australian Greens Senator!

We are so pleased and hopeful that Lidia Thorpe has this week formally joined our team as the newest Australian Greens Senator. After the Victorian Parliament held a joint sitting to confirm her as a Federal Senator for Victoria, Lidia took her place in the Greens Federal Party Room.


Greens oppose One Nation’s Education Amendment Bill

The Greens NSW oppose One Nation’s Education Amendment Bill in the strongest terms.  There is no place for transphobia in our school system and this attempt to make it official school policy, risking the health, wellbeing, safety and education of trans and gender diverse kids and teachers is nothing short of disgraceful.


Erko station needs a lift!

We have long known that Erko Station needs a lift. And local residents and the Friends of Erskineville are also keen to see a second entrance to the station at the southern end. It was great to able to meet up with some folks last week to talk through the options and receive their petition.


Pets in rental and strata housing

We are pleased to support the first ever e-petition in the NSW Parliament - a petition to overturn the ban on pets in strata buildings. People love their pets.  In fact, around 63% of Australian households own a pet. However, for most people who live in a rental home, or in a strata building there are draconian rules banning pets even when they have no impact on neighbours.  This makes it extremely difficult for households with pets to find a new home when they need it.


Restore arts funding

The Greens have written to the NSW Arts Minister urging him to restore funding to Writing NSW and Pact Centre for Emerging Artists. At this time, artists, creatives and our arts and cultural institutions are doing it particularly tough - in many cases they were already struggling before the pandemic hit.


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