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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. 

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.

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.

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