The NSW Liberal National Government has come under fire in questions from Greens MP’s Jenny Leong and Sue Higginson for their refusal to allow UN inspectors access to NSW prisons.
NSW is the only jurisdiction in Australia blocking the United Nations The Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment access to prisons.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Natasha Maclaren-Jones obfuscated the questions put to them in Question Time, demonstrating a disturbing avoidance of scrutiny and accountability.Read more
There is a desperate and urgent need to end no grounds evictions, with new data released today showing that renters are being hit with record high rent costs and eviction notices.
Greens MP Jenny Leong last week gave notice of a bill to NSW Parliament that would end unfair, no grounds evictions and go some way to give renters much needed security.
Greens spokesperson for Renters Rights and Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP said:
“Ending no grounds evictions is an immediate fix that the NSW Liberal National Government can do right now to help renters throughout this state.
“More people are renting now than ever before, many of them likely to be lifelong renters. The rental crisis isn’t going to get better without urgent and immediate action from the government.
“Without genuine protections in place for renters, increasing supply will just continue to line the pockets of landlords and real estate agents profiting from housing.
“Ending no grounds evictions is a simple solution that would make a massive difference to renters who are too scared to negotiate rent increases or ask for repairs because they live in fear of being hit with an eviction notice.
“It would ensure that renters can actually have stability, security, and peace of mind and a chance to put down roots in their community.
“The Greens' simple and practical Bill could put an end to unfair, no grounds evictions before the end of the year.
“I’m calling on all members of the NSW Parliament to listen to the renters in their community, who are being hit with rent increases and unfair evictions, and vote for this long overdue reform.”
Greens NSW MP Jenny Leong has backed federal Greens calls and urged the NSW Government to implement an emergency rent freeze to combat skyrocketing rent costs and the growing housing unaffordability crisis.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE: Broderick Report exposes toxic, unsafe, and sexist culture at NSW Parliamentary workplaces
Greens MP Jenny Leong has commented on the release of the Broderick report into bullying, harassment, and sexual misconduct at NSW Parliament.
Responding to reports that a housing crisis meeting is being held today between state and federal Housing Ministers today, Greens NSW Housing spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP has called for rent caps and protections for renters against evictions, a massive investment in social housing to tackle the waiting list, aa coordinated funding plan to fix the decades of bad maintenance in public housing.
Responding to reports that the NSW Liberal/National Government will hit unions with massive fines, Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP slammed the proposal as union busting and called on the government to fix the conditions causing people to go on strike in the first place.Read more
Abigail Boyd, Greens spokesperson for Treasury, Women’s Equity, and Domestic Violence, and Jenny Leong, Greens spokesperson for Women’s Rights, have called out the hollow commitment to women’s safety in the NSW Budget and criticised Treasurer Matt Kean for ignoring calls from the women’s sector for much-needed funding commitments in favour of meaningless announceables.Read more
Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown and NSW Greens Housing spokesperson has slammed the NSW Coalition’s budget for leaving renters out in the cold and doing little to address the housing crisis .Read more
MEDIA RELEASE: Coalition's housing announcement won't touch the sides of the affordability crisis
Responding to NSW shared equity scheme announcement today as part of the upcoming state budget, Greens Housing spokesperson Jenny Leong MP and Greens Treasury spokesperson Abigail Boyd MLC have called for a broader more equitable response to the housing crisis.Read more
In response to rental horror stories of extreme mould and reports of growing rental unaffordability, NSW Greens Housing spokeperson and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP is pushing ahead with the Greens Bill to cap rents, end unfair no grounds evictions and require all rental properties to be waterproof and mould-free. The Bill also includes specific measures for flood impacted areas including banning evictions for 12 months.Read more