Government recognises life-saving success of Kings Cross injecting room
Greens MLC Ian Cohen welcomes the NSW Government's decision to introduce legislation to make the Kings Cross injecting room a permanent service.
The Greens will be supporting changes to the NSW Constitution that are being introduced to the Parliament today to recognise Aboriginal people as the first people of the State.
"These changes are long overdue and will finally acknowledge the unique place that Aboriginal people have in the history of this State" NSW Greens MLC Ian Cohen said today.
Senate candidate and former NSW MP Lee Rhiannon says she will take her campaign to stop experimental offshore mining exploration to Federal parliament, following news that in mid-October Advent Energy will start exploratory drilling into the seabed 55 kms east of Newcastle (‘First gas gig headed for NSW coast’, SMH, p 5 today).
Lee Rhiannon, widely tipped to win a NSW Senate seat for the Greens NSW, congratulated those bringing a High Court case, which begins today, testing the lawfulness of current off-shore processing arrangements on Christmas Island. She also called on the Federal government to abide by its international obligations with regards to refugees and asylum seekers.