Train Accessibility in the Newtown Electorate
Accessibility at our train stations is a serious risk to safety for those who struggle up and down the stairs, and limits the full participation in society of all members of our community. Read our speech calling on the Government to ensure all train stations in the Newtown electorate are made accessible.
Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Project: Planning Needs to be Integrated
The NSW Liberal Government has failed to consult properly with the community, and has failed to plan for massive population growth that will result from the Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Project.
Greens in Parliament: Improving Fair Trading
Today The Greens proposed changes to Fair Trading legislation aimed at ensuring cuts to red tape don't create confusion or cause disadvantage to those who are already disadvantaged by their circumstances.
Community Recognition: Stop CSG Sydney
Recognising the incredible work by the members of Stop CSG Sydney over many years in stopping the spread of coal seam gas in the inner west and throughout Sydney.
Our Statement Regarding World Environment Day
The Greens stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of New South Wales, Australia and the world in recognising the need to protect our precious marine parks, national parks, native vegetation and biodiversity on World Environment Day. Read our full statement below.
Drug Dog Repeal Bill Launch
Drug Detection Dog Repeal Bill launch feat. internationally renowned musicians
Today Greens member for Newtown Jenny Leong will give notice of a bill to end the use of drug detection dogs without a warrant on public transport, at festivals, bars and Kings Cross.
The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment (Sniffer Dogs—Repeal of Powers) Bill 2015 aims to repeal parts of the Law Enforcement Powers and Responsibilities Act 2002 relating to the use of drug detection dogs. The Bill is the latest part of the Greens NSW “Sniff Off” campaign against the use of drug dogs.
The campaign is supported by musicians and performers including Paul Mac and Dan McNamee (from Art vs Science) who aim to protect their audiences from over-policing.
A Sniff Off Party will be held on Saturday 30 May at the Red Rattler in Marrickville, featuring Paul Mac and other artists.Read more
Community Recognition: Redfern Legal Centre
Today we acknowledged the incredible work of the Redfern Legal Centre and called on the Government to guarantee funding so that this vital service can continue.
Government's Child Sex Offences Legislation Not Good Enough
Today we called on the Liberal Government to end their law and order display, listen to the evidence, and deliver justice to victims of historical child sexual abuse.
Motion to Oppose Forced Council Mergers
Today we moved a motion opposing forced council mergers.
Community Recognition: NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and Sydney Star Observer
Acknowledging the fantastic work of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby in conjunction with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex [LGBTI] news publication the Star Observer.