Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP, has resorted to using the Government Information (Public Access) Act, to seek information into the findings of an investigation set up in response to racist and sexist abuse of her by members of the NSW Police.Read more
Read Jenny's statement in support of removing exemptions from the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1977 regarding discrimination against pregnant women in employment.
Jenny's speech in Parliament congratulating Sarah Midgley - Inner West Council Citizen of the Year.
Today the Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong’s motion supporting a woman’s right to choose safe, legal abortions passed unanimously through the NSW lower house.
The motion that passed was as follows:
That this House supports the right for women to make the choice that is right for them, which includes respecting the right to access safe, legal abortion.
"I draw the attention of the House to the important work of the Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre [WAGEC] based in Redfern. WAGEC started nearly 40 years ago as a small inner city drop-in centre, assisting women and girls in crisis. It has grown to deliver a range of activities from early intervention to offering crisis accommodation and support services to women, children, young people and families who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence across the city and inner west.
I was very pleased that WAGEC was the recipient of a Community Building Partnership grant this year, which will fund upgrades to its facilities. The project will revamp an outdoor space to assist with client support and services. I commend the work of chief executive officer Helen Silvia and the entire WAGEC team for their commitment and work to empower clients and provide them with support in times of need."
Today we acknowledged the work of the Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre in Redfern.
Today we acknowledged the work of Soroptimist International Sydney, which is part of a global movement to improve the lives of women and girls.
Redfern community member and public housing tenant representative Charlotte Dobrovits has been recognised as the 2017 Newtown Electorate Local Woman of the Year.
Each year the NSW Government recognises the outstanding contribution made by women across the state to industry, community and society. Local Women of the Year are selected by their local MPs.Read more
The Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP joined the discussion on Domestic Violence Leave in the NSW Parliament.
Women attempting to escape family violence situations often face additional hardships if they don’t have the support they need from their workplaces. It is important that paid domestic violence leave is in place to provide support for the thousands of women who find themselves in family violence situations every year.Read more