Greens NSW Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has criticised the O’Farrell Government for the lack of accessible train stations on the Blue Mountains line. There are no lifts between Springwood and Katoomba (more than 30km) or between Katoomba and Lithgow (more than 40km). Patronage is declining on the line due to poor service and accessibility.
Greens MPs will join representatives from one of the largest environmental movements in Malaysia, Himpunan Hijau, to raise objections to the actions of the Australian mining company, Lynas Corporation's, toxic and radioactive rare-earth refinery, which is responsible for toxic and radioactive waste dumped in local rivers.
Greens NSW Marine Environment and Fisheries Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has welcomed the findings of a recent report which confirms the value of the NSW Marine Park estate. The Centre for Policy Development (CPD) report released yesterday found that marine parks protect marine life, stimulate the economy and have broad community support. The O’Farrell Government is wrong to undermine marine parks in NSW.
The Australian Greens today launched their new campaign to block the Coalition’s bills to rip $2.3 billion out of the higher education budget.
The bills to amend the Higher Education Support Act and Social Services Act are expected to be debated in parliament next week. If Labor votes with the Greens in the Senate against these cuts they will not become law.