Free range farmer representatives, the animal protection organisation Humane Society International and 40,000 consumers today joined with the Australian Greens in calling for national action on egg labelling to protect consumers and free range farmers and help drive improvements in the treatment of laying hens.
Humane Society International was at Parliament House today to present 40,000 postcards to the Prime Minister, sent by consumers demanding action on free range egg standards and labelling.
While the federal budget has made record investment in public transport infrastructure, with $4.2 billion awarded to new commuter rail projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, the Labor government has failed NSW commuters, Greens transport spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.
Greens NSW MP John Kaye joined community members at today's early morning rally against the proposed Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest. The planned hospital announced earlier this month is opposed by many Northern Beaches residents as it will compound traffic problems, damage the local environment and ignore the existing benefits of the hospital sites at Mona Vale and Manly.
The Greens NSW have welcomed the decision of Justice Haylan to register the Emergency Medical Services Protection Association (EMSPA) as a union representing paramedics, overcoming expensive technical legal challenges from the Health Services Union (HSU).
Greens NSW Industrial Relations spokesperson David Shoebridge said:
Victims of child sexual abuse are being hit doubly hard by the O'Farrell government with proposed cuts to victims compensation being followed by the complete removal of all legal aid entitlements for civil claims by victims of child sexual abuse against either the Church or the State government.