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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.





Health data paints alarming picture of healthcare breakdown

Data released today confirms that the NSW health system is in crisis with  emergency department wait times at record highs second only to 2020 when Covid-19 lockdowns forced theatres to close, says Greens MP and health spokesperson, Cate Faehrmann.  

Greens to Introduce Bill for Nurse to Patient Ratios

As nurses and midwives go on strike for a second time in a decade, Greens MP and health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has given  notice in the NSW Upper House of her intention to introduce a bill to legislate nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW, a key demand of striking nurses and midwives....

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 Speech

Almost a decade ago, on 23 May 2013 I stood in this place as another bill in support of Voluntary Assisted Dying was voted down 23 votes to 13.

Nurses and midwives ask for support, get a kick in the guts by Perrottet Government

Reports that NSW Health is considering "taking action" against the thousands of nurses and midwives that went on strike for better conditions, safe staff to patient ratios and fair pay yesterday is a kick in the guts for the state’s exhausted healthcare workers at a time when they’re crying out...