22 Jan 2018

NSW Greens MP, Dawn Walker has expressed her disappointment in Nambucca Shire Council’s decision not to formally support the Great Koala National Park at its meeting last week.

“The Great Koala National Park is an exciting plan that would generate employment opportunities across the Mid North Coast.

“It’s a real shame that despite a very close vote, Nambucca Shire Council has seemingly succumbed to the fear... more

19 Jan 2018

Greens NSW MPs are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to come to the negotiating table with rail workers and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU). All Greens MPs in NSW have signed a statement in support of the RTBU’s right to take industrial action (attached).

Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has said the Government needs to engage in genuine and respectful negotiations with rail staff... more

17 Jan 2018

Greens NSW MP and Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has questioned why the NSW Government is conducting a secretive consultation on changes to combat puppy farming in NSW. The changes are contained in the Draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Breeding Dogs and Cats) Standards 2017.

Dr. Faruqi said:

“We know there is huge public interest in stopping puppy farming in NSW but the consultation on... more

17 Jan 2018

The Prime Minister’s statement that he is not yet fully persuaded on the need for a national corruption watchdog demonstrates Turnbull’s woeful lack of leadership on the critical issue of restoring people’s confidence in our democratic processes and public institutions, the Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

“Four months after the Senate released its report on the merits of establishing a federal... more

15 Jan 2018

Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has responded to yet another morning of cancelled services on Sydney Trains, saying this clearly exposes the Government’s neglect of the public transport people take day in and day out.

Dr. Faruqi said:

“This Government brought in the new timetable for political brownie points, but this has really backfired. The public and Sydney Trains staff are now... more

09 Jan 2018

Greens NSW MP and & Transport spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called on the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance to take responsibility for Sydney Trains going into meltdown this week.

Dr. Faruqi said:

“It’s simply not credible for the Minister to say workers taking sick leave is responsible for Sydney’s trains going into meltdown this week. The timetable overhaul has simply taken away all... more

19 Dec 2017

Greens NSW MP and Environment spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has responded to the NSW Auditor General’s Report into Planning and Environment that has highlighted that the NSW Government’s sole environmental indicator to reduce litter is going backwards, with litter increasing 16% over the last year, above the national average.

Dr. Faruqi said:

19 Dec 2017

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today welcomed the announcement of $300,000 total grant funding for 23 projects in her electorate as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The program enables NSW Government funding for new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities

“I am delighted to have been able to prioritise so many worthy projects... more

18 Dec 2017

Greens NSW MP and Environment & Transport spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has visited the historic Thompson Square and the Community Action for Windsor Bridge camp in Windsor. The Greens support the community against the new Windsor Bridge Project.

Dr. Faruqi said:

“Despite literally years of community activism to save Thompson Square from this poorly thought through project, it is disappointing to see it... more