Pokie Reforms Not Good Enough
Today we called on the NSW Government to consider the harmful effects that the pokies industry has on our communities.
Member For Newtown Jenny Leong on the Right To Protest
Yesterday the Shooters Party joined with the NSW Government to ram through laws that could see protestors jailed for up to 7 years for protecting land, water, climate and communities.
The laws are yet another attack on our civil liberties by the Baird Government.Read more
Greens Standing Up for Local Democracy
The Greens are opposed to any forced amalgamations. We support strong, local representation and, unlike this Government, we are supporters of democracy. Read our support for the petition against the forced amalgamation of Woollahra council.
Transport Minister Given Unchecked Powers to Close Down Public Transport
Today the NSW Liberal Government granted the Transport Minister unchecked powers to close down public transport. The Greens will always stand up for effective and accessible public transport.
Save Marrickville Council - Stop the Forced Amalgamations
A week before Christmas the Liberal State Government announced its proposal to amalgamate Marrickville Council with Leichhardt and Ashfield councils. Soon after, it published its reasons and announced the appointment of a ‘Delegate’ to examine the proposal and report back to the Minister of Local Government by March 31, 2016.
The process involved in this plan to amalgamate the councils and the reasons behind it are both seriously concerning and seek to further undermine our local community's involvement in local decisions.
This isn't just stopping the NSW Baird Government from forcibly amalgamating our local council - it's about their bigger agenda - to remove local communities and local reprsentatives from decisions that impact us.Read more
Beijing Democracy Network Statue
On Thursday 4 June Jenny addressed a rally in Belmore Park, near Central Station, organised by the Sydney Network for Democracy in China. The focus of the event was commemorating the 1989 Beijing Democracy Movement and mourn the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre. During the rally a 3.2m high fiberglass statue of the Goddess of Democracy, built by New Zealander sculptor Mr Chen Weiming was exhibited.Read more