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Cate has witnessed the failings of our mental health system and cares deeply about ensuring adequate access and working to address the systemic issues that cause and exacerbate mentally ill health.

With disastrous private partnerships dominating the healthcare system in NSW, Cate believes that healthcare must be returned to public hands and out of the hands of profit-driven shareholders. She wants a state-owned pharmaceutical company established and funded and believes in promoting research into alternative therapies such as the use of psychedelics to treat mentally ill health.

Cate’s been a long-time advocate and campaigner for voluntary assisted dying legislation and the right for a person to choose to die with dignity. 

She’s a strong believer in exploring the science around psychedelic drugs as treatment for mentally ill health.





COVID-19 lockdown raises many unanswered questions

Serious questions remain about how the new NSW Public Health Order issued late last night will be applied, delivered and enforced according to Greens MPs David Shoebridge and Cate Faehrmann, spokespeople for Justice and Health respectively. 

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice Private Member's Statement

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (15:09:59): I have before me a very important report that the Government has just released. It is the report of the special commission of inquiry into crystal methamphetamine and other amphetamine-type stimulants, or ice, which Special Commissioner Dan Howard, SC, has been inquiring into for the past 14 months...

Inquiry Launched into Air Quality Impacts of Bushfire Smoke and Drought

An NSW Parliamentary Committee will inquire into the health impacts of exposure to poor levels of air quality caused by bushfire smoke and drought, after Terms of Reference drafted by Greens MP and Health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann  were agreed to yesterday. 

Distribute Free Face Masks

With no end in sight to the hazardous bushfire smoke blanketing NSW and an increase in respiratory-related emergency department presentations, Greens MP and Health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has written to the Health Minister Brad Hazzard asking him to do more to protect people’s health, including by urgently distributing free face...