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.Read more
Travel Concessions for International Students
Unlike domestic students in NSW, international students are not eligible for travel concessions.
In 2006, this was determined to be racial discrimination, but still today the practice continues.
For decades students, student organisations, universities and community groups have been campaigning for international students to be able to have equal access to travel concessions as their local counterparts.
Now is the time for us to finally fix this - and end this discrimination in our laws.
Urge the Premier to support the Bill to grant international students travel concessions - SIGN THE PETITION HERE.Read more
NSW Greens introduce Bill to end travel concessions discrimination
Jenny Leong MP, Greens Member for Newtown and spokesperson for Multiculturalism today gave notice of a Private Member’s Bill in the NSW Legislative Assembly to support international students by giving them concessions on public transport.Read more
Globe Wilkins preschool saved!
Parents, children, staff along with Jenny Leong MP and Jo Haylen MP in June 2019, at the former Globe Wilkins preschool when Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, announced that the NSW Government would support a new building for the preschool to continue on the site.
In 2019, the Globe Wilkins preschool was under threat as its building in the grounds of the Wilkins Public School was required by the school. A strong community campaign ensued with parents and the Save Globe Wilkins community group, advocating for Globe Wilkins to be maintained on this site. The concerted efforts by this community of parents and supporters, lead to the NSW Government supporting the construction of a new preschool on the Wilkins Public School grounds and this new building opened in Nov 2021.
Jenny was happy to support the maintenance of this highly respected preschool on the site and was pleased to be able to make sure that the NSW Government was aware of the role that Globe Wilkins Preschool has played in setting the high bar of excellence in early childhood education over many years, including its Aboriginal Preschool Language program and its ongoing support for children with a disability.
This is a big win for all the parents and local community involved in the Save Globe Wilkins campaign who should be congratulated for campaigning hard to keep this invaluable preschool in our community.
Former Greens Councillors Tom Kiat and Colin Hesse worked collaboratively with the community and parents on the campaign to save Globe and to keep it run by the Inner West Council with low fees and strong community involvement. The Greens are 100% committed to maintaining and expanding early childhood education services.
We need more investment in publicly funded early childhood centres and preschools so that they are accessible to everyone - and this win is a big step in the right direction to achieving this.
Community save Globe Wilkins preschool
The announcement this morning by Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning that the Globe Wilkins Preschool will be maintained onsite at the Wilkins Public School is a big win for the local community, according to Jenny Leong MP, Greens state Member for Newtown and Greens Inner West Councillor, Tom Kiat.
Jenny Leong MP
“This is a big win for all the parents and local community who must be congratulated for campaigning hard to keep this invaluable preschool in our community.
“This welcome announcement shows that the state government has recognized the role the Globe Wilkins Preschool plays in setting the high bar of excellence in early childhood education over many years.
“Building a new preschool at Wilkins will mean that the excellent work Globe Wilkins does with its Aboriginal Preschool Language program and its ongoing support for children with a disability, will continue and grow.Read more
Revised Inner City High School Catchment Released
In good news for families living in Redfern, the Department of Education has revised the boundaries for the Inner City High School Catchment following a concerted community campaign to allow local kids to attend the school.
“The revision will be a welcome win for some - but there still remains a number of unanswered questions.Read more
"Stinks of discrimination": Jenny Leong demands review of catchment area for new Inner City High School
Families in limbo: Minister fails to release Inner City High School catchment review
Families living around Redfern and Darlington have been left in limbo, after the Education Minister announced a review of the catchment for the new Inner City High School, but has failed to meet his own deadline, according to Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP.Read more
Unfair catchment for the Inner City High School
Today we wrote to the Premier and Education Minister requesting an update on the review of the proposed catchment for the Inner City High School. Many parents have been in contact with our office concerned that their Year 6 children will soon be commencing transition to high school programs, and they don’t know what their local high school will be.
Click on the image to read the full letter.Read more