Western Sydney Needs Public Transport, Not a $17 Billion Toll Road
Instead of congratulating itself for spending $17 billion dollars on a toll road that Western Sydney doesn't want or need, the government should scrap Westconnex and invest in public transport. Read our contribution to the debate in NSW Parliament.
Will the NSW Government Invest in Renewable Energy: Our Question to the Premier
Today in Parliament we asked the NSW Premier if she will legislate to meet the aspirational target set by the NSW Liberal Government for net zero emissions by 2050. Read her response below.
Speech: Security for NSW Renters - Ending No Grounds Evictions
Almost 40 per cent of New South Wales households are now renting, and more people than ever will be lifelong renters.
Member for Newtown and NSW Greens spokesperson on Rental Issues Jenny Leong MP explains why urgent reforms are needed to remove 'no grounds' evictions, to provide more security for renters in NSW.Read more
Question to the Premier: Will He Meet Residents Affected by Westconnex?
Today we asked the Premier if he will meet residents impacted by Westconnex construction to hear about their experiences and respond to their concerns.
Community Recognition: Good Food Guide Awards
Congratulations to the restaurants across the electorate of Newtown that were recently honored in the 2017 Good Food Guide Awards.
NSW Liberal Government Guts Biodiversity Protections
Today the NSW Government pushed through amendments to biodiversity legislation that will make land clearing easier, reduce biodiversity protections, and change the way threatened species are managed, reducing protections. Read our contribution to the debate below.
Liberal Government Guts the Independent Commission Against Corruption
Today the NSW Liberal Government rushed through legislation that will diminish the independence of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Read our speech defending ICAC.
Will the NSW Government Abolish No Grounds Evictions?
Today we called on the NSW Government to abolish no grounds evictions and to support legislation to improve housing affordability.
Climate Bill 2016 Speech
The Greens’ Climate Change Bill 2016 creates a framework that requires the New South Wales Government to consider the impacts of global warming in every policy decision.
The Bill was first brought to the NSW Parliament last year by Greens MLC Jan Barham. It was introduced to the Legislative Assembly by the Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP, to continue the long and strong tradition of The Greens leading the Parliament on climate change action.
Community Recognition: Redfern All Blacks
Today in Parliament we acknowledged the achievements of the Redfern All Blacks rugby league football club.