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
Today we added our voice to calls to make domestic violence leave a universal workplace entitlement.Read more
Greens Member for Balmain Jamie Parker MP and Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP are supporting RPA staff who are calling on hospital administration to ensure they have on-going access to childcare.
Last week parents using the hospital’s Lucas Street Child Care Centre were told it would be demolished to make way for a staff car park. The State Members for Balmain and Newtown are backing a petition that demands access to both parking and child care.Read more
The Greens are committed to ending domestic and family violence. Read our speech supporting legislation to protect and support victims and their families.
Today we supported new legislation to ensure apprehended domestic violence orders are recognised across state lines.
Women’s Health Specialist Roxanne McMurray and WestConnex Activist Pauline Lockie have been recognised for their work in their communities and will be celebrated as Local Women 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
WestConnex Activist Pauline Lockie has been recognised as the 2016 Newtown Electorate Local Woman of the Year.Read more
After a decades long campaign, in September 2019 we finally achieved abortion law reform in NSW – giving anyone with a uterus the right to make their own decisions about their bodies. It wasn’t easy, but by working together with our Greens colleagues, community campaigners, health care professionals, civil liberties and human rights groups, we finally got it done.
But there is still so much to do to ensure full gender equality.
It's past time for women to have equal pay, equal representation in Parliament, and safe housing for women escaping domestic violence.
The Coalition Government is failing women. Seventy-eight domestic violence assaults are reported to the police every day, while the reality is likely worse. Not only do the Going Home Staying Home reforms not work, they actively infringe on a woman’s ability to leave an abusive domestic situation, and they create a bottleneck crisis in a service that is already under-resourced and struggling to meet demand.
The gender pay gap is widening and many women continue to face discrimination in the workplace while pregnant.
The Greens have been fighting hard to protect women's rights and bodies. We initiated a federal senate inquiry into domestic violence. We were part of the successful campaign to restore funding to a number of women-only refuges in the inner-city, and we continue to demand that other specialist services in regional and western Sydney have their funding returned too.
The Greens are committed to:
- Prioritising family violence as an issue that must be addressed by government.
- Defending women’s specialist services and ensuring that crisis services are run by women for women.
- Supporting additional resourcing and training to enable police to respond effectively to domestic and family violence.
- Protecting a woman’s right to safety, both psychological and physical.
- Recognising that women come from different cultural backgrounds, and that laws and services must be inclusive of all women.
- Ensuring equal access for all women to reproductive health services.
- Working towards reducing the gender pay gap in NSW.
- Ensuring that women are properly represented at all levels of government.