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.
"Kiama councillors unanimously backed a motion from Greens councillor Andrew Sloan opposing any moves to allow amateur hunters into national parks, nature reserves and conservation areas within Kiama Municipality." Click here to read the Illawarra Mercury's article.
Yesterday John visited four TAFE campuses in north west Sydney to meet with students and staff to discuss the disastrous impacts of the O'Farrell government's funding cuts to TAFE and their privatisation agenda. John was accompanied by representatives from the Teachers Federation and the PSA.
Barry O'Farrell is letting CSG go unchecked in New South Wales, on February 13th at 12:00 he will be meeting with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce for an annual meeting. As such, there is a big community action on against Coal Seam Gas next Wednesday. If you're interested in joining like-minded Greens at the rally send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number, we'll be in touch before long with a time and place to meet.
Jamie Parker MP
Support for Jamie's proposed Inner West light rail extension has hit an all-time high, with 1000 petition signatories calling on the Premier to commit funding.
Read more and sign the petition here: http://www.jamieparker.org.au/
An unprecedented movement spreading across NSW
The campaign to protect our environment from mining and coal seam gas is moving up a gear
Written by Justin Field
If you think coal seam gas campaigns inNSW have hit a snag with the O’Farrell Government green-lighting expansion of drilling through their Strategic Land Use Policy, think again.
Ways to wreck the future: John Kaye takes a hard look at policies penalising public schools and TAFE
Greens MLC and Education spokesperson, John Kaye
One hundred and thirty two years ago Premier Henry Parkes legislated a promise to the people of NSW that every child would receive a quality, secular education, no matter what skills or disability they had, regardless of the wealth or poverty of their parents and wherever they lived.
Blog post by Senator Lee Rhiannon
Miranda is amazing. For 11 months her home has been a tree-sit wooden platform about five by five metres at the very top of old gum tree. I was so fortunate I was able to join her for lunch and a chat in her home, come office 60 metres above the ground.
By Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens
How do we build an economic system that serves the needs of people and nature, both for today and for tomorrow?
The economy is a tool; a tool we humans invented – like democracy and politics – to help govern our relationships between each other, and between ourselves and the world we live in. If our economic tools are not getting the outcomes we want, making us happy, safe, healthy, better educated and fulfilled and protecting and preparing our country for an increasingly uncertain future in a world on track to be 4 degrees warmer, then it is time our economic tools changed.