13 Sep 2017

Greens MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has responded to the Environmental Impact Statement for the Sydenham to Bankstown phase of the Sydney Metro project.

Dr Faruqi said:            

“A perfectly functional train line will be snatched away from the community, leaving them without a train service for months on end, all just for the sake of... more

13 Sep 2017

NSW Greens water spokesman Jeremy Buckingham today criticised the Berejiklian Government for voting against a Matter of Public Importance debate on the growing water theft scandal, after the Matthews Inquiry released a scathing interim report that raises more questions than it answers... more

13 Sep 2017

The Greens are certain to increase their local government representation after yesterday’s successful council elections. 

With many votes still to be counted, the Greens already look likely to win 29 council positions this election and are in a strong position to win an additional 5 possible.

Out of the councils that voted, the Greens had 11 sitting councillors and 11 more from councils sacked by the Liberals in... more

13 Sep 2017

NSW Greens MP and Spokesperson for Animal Welfare and the Environment, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has said that the approval of the Western Sydney Zoo at the Western Sydney Parklands is bad news for the environment and bad news for public green space.

Dr. Faruqi said:   

“The approval of the Sydney Zoo, which will gobble up 16.5 Ha of public space, is bad news for animals and bad news for public access to green space.... more

13 Sep 2017

The NSW Greens today called on the National Party to be stripped of the water portfolio after the interim report by Ken Matthews sparked by a 4 Corners investigation found “water related compliance and enforcement arrangements in NSW have been ineffectual and require significant and urgent improvement” and revealed... more

06 Sep 2017

In response to a question by NSW Greens MP and Spokesperson for the Environment, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC during Budget Estimates, Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres stated that he does not support the proposed Western Sydney incinerator, marking a huge setback for the proponent.

The Greens stand with the community and are opposed to the incinerator, which could spew toxic gases just a few hundred metres from resident’s... more

06 Sep 2017

NSW Greens MP and Spokesperson for the Environment, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called the NSW Government shameful for clearing almost five hectares of bushland, including habitat for threatened species at Manly Vale.

This follows the clearing of critically endangered forest last year for the WestConnex Project.

The Manly Vale community will be holding a protest tomorrow... more

06 Sep 2017

In response to a question by NSW Greens MP and Spokesperson for Transport, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC during Budget Estimates, Westconnex Minister Stuart Ayres has revealed that the Government paid the Sydney Motorway Corporation $15 million for the four week toll-free period on the widened M4.

Dr. Faruqi was questioning Minister Ayres this morning in Budget Estimates at NSW Parliament... more

06 Sep 2017

Greens NSW energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today labelled the Prime Minister a Luddite and wrong after Mr Turnbull revealed that the federal government was attempting to persuade AGL to keep the Liddell coal-fired power station in the Hunter Valley open for another five years after its scheduled closure date of 2022.