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Jenny Leong MP calls on the NSW Government to reject One Nations offensive anti-LGBTIQ+ Bill

Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has called on the NSW Government to disregard the report produced by the disastrous inquiry into One Nations Religious Freedoms bill.  


Jenny Leong MP condemns NSW Housing Strategy

Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has raised her serious concerns about the NSW Housing Strategy.  


Setting the Agenda: Achieving Meaningful Reform for Women in NSW

On Wednesday, 28 April 2021, we are incredibly privileged to host this amazing group of activist, advocate and expert women for this important panel discussion.  Watch the full event below.


A property database for developers is not a housing strategy

Greens housing spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP, has condemned the headline initiative announced with the release of the NSW Housing Strategy today as a dream for property developers and a nightmare for people living with the reality of housing insecurity and housing stress.


Community saves public housing but more to be done

The decision by Housing Minister Melinda Pavey to commit to 100% social housing in the redevelopment at Cowper St and Wentworth Park Road in Glebe is a huge win by the community and a welcome change but there’s far more to be done, say NSW Greens MPs, Jamie Parker and Jenny Leong.


NSW Parliament commits to act to end sexual violence and harassment

A Greens motion has been unanimously passed in the NSW Parliament. The Motion called on the house to: Acknowledge that the existence of sexual violence and harassment in workplaces including our parliaments is unacceptable Affirm support for people who have experienced sexual violence and harassment, and  Commit to acting to end sexual violence and harassment in this parliament and the community.  


NSW Parliament Review Must Be Open and Transparent

Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens Women’s Rights spokesperson has made the following comments after her question to the Premier and statements by the Speaker in question time today. Video of the full question, the Premiers response and the Speaker subsequent comments.Video of Jenny Leong’s personal explanation in the chamber following Question Time.


Greens Move on Enthusiastic Consent Bill

Jenny Leong MP, Greens spokesperson for Women’s Rights has today given notice that she will introduce the Crimes Amendment (Enthusiastic Consent) Bill to the NSW Parliament to reform consent laws in NSW.  Our current laws make it almost impossible for victim-survivors of sexual assault to get justice, with definitions around consent, non-consent and knowlege of consent falling heaviliy in favour of the perpetrator. 


Greens MPs call for reinstatement of sexual assault minister

NSW Greens MPs Jenny Leong and Abigail Boyd are urgently calling on the Premier to reinstate the Minister for the Prevention of Sexual Assault. In the NSW Cabinet reshuffle of March 2019, the Premier removed ‘Prevention of Sexual Assault’ from any portfolio responsibility despite widespread community demand for meaningful action on sexual assault. When questioned about this in Budget Estimates last week, the Premier failed to provide an adequate response.   Jenny Leong MP, Greens NSW spokesperson for Women’s Rights said: “Removing the ministerial responsibility for actually making changes to how we deal with everything from education to legal protections for survivors of sexual assault means that the government has largely dropped the ball on this crucial issue.  “Back in 2018, the former Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault said that reforms to the NSW Crimes Act were the first priority of the NSW Government Sexual Assault Strategy. That strategy is set to conclude this year and we still haven’t seen any action on real protections for women. “Where is the NSW Government Sexual Assault Strategy up to? Has it delivered anything in the prevention of sexual assault or for survivors of sexual assault since the abolition of the Minister for the Prevention of Sexual Assault? It seems the main focus has been on the development of a black and white video and a hashtag.  “The Premier must urgently reinstate the Minister for Prevention of Sexual Assault so that someone is responsible and accountable for delivering the much needed reforms.”   Abigail Boyd MLC, Greens NSW spokesperson for Women’s Equity and Economic Justice, said: “When I questioned the Premier in Budget Estimates last week, she would not commit to reinstating Ministerial responsibility for prevention of sexual assault and could not provide any concrete government commitments to meet previous commitments to reform consent laws. It’s just not good enough. “When a government removes ministerial responsibility for prevention of sexual assault and then drops the ball on something as important as sexual consent law reform, you know they’ve made the wrong call. “Ending sexual violence must be a priority of this Government and it must be backed up by concrete action, not platitudes.”   More information: 0499 550 996


‘TEACH US CONSENT’ LAUNCHES NSW PARLIAMENT EPETITION

Backed by NSW women MPs from across the political spectrum, Chanel Contos has launched a NSW epetition on International Women’s Day. The petition, sponsored by Jenny Leong MP, requires 20,000 signatures to trigger a debate in the Legislative Assembly on the need for holistic consent education in our schools, from earlier on.   


NSW Minister for Prevention of Sexual Assault must be reinstated

Jenny Leong MP, Greens spokesperson for Women’s Rights is urgently calling on the Premier to reinstate the Minister for the Prevention of Sexual Assault and for consent laws to be strengthened in NSW. In the NSW Cabinet reshuffle of March 2019, the Premier chose to allocate the ‘Prevention of Domestic Violence’ responsibilities to the Attorney General, while the ‘Prevention of Sexual Assault’ element of this previous portfolio was abandoned and is no longer a named portfolio.


Jenny Leong calls for greater protections against animal cruelty

Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong has called for protections against animal cruelty to be strengthened in NSW.  


Jenny Leong call for greater funding for Community Legal Centres

Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong has called on the Liberal/National Government to properly invest in Community Legal Centres in recognition of their vital work.


Jenny Leong calls for massive investment in social housing in NSW

Jenny Leong MP, Greens Member for Newtown has called out the government for ignoring the housing crisis in NSW, and refusing to invest in social housing in any meaningful way.  


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