Scotts Head development withdrawal a win for community power: Greens
The news that Ingenia has withdrawn their massive and poorly planned development for over-55s living in Scotts Head, south of Coffs Harbour, is a win for the community and shows the power of community campaigns, said Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and planning spokesperson. The Ingenia development would have seen the...
Facial recognition in pubs and clubs a dangerous precedent that won't stop gambling harm
NSW Greens MP and gambling harm spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has condemned today's reports that venues across NSW will roll out facial recognition cameras in gambling rooms, calling it a sop to the powerful gambling industry and renewing calls for effective harm reduction measures including mandatory cashless gambling cards.
Fair Driving Laws for Medicinal Cannabis Patients Voted Down
The Liberal-National and Labor Parties have voted down the Greens’ bill tonight to amend the unfair prosecution of medicinal cannabis patients that would have provided them a defence against drug driving charges if they were not impaired and have taken their medicine as prescribed.
Parliament to Debate Fair Drug Driving Laws for Medicinal Cannabis Patients
The NSW Upper House is set to debate the Greens’ bill to amend the end the unfair prosecution of medicinal cannabis patients by giving them a defence against drug driving charges if they have taken their medicine as prescribed and are not impaired. The bill was introduced into the Legislative...
Floodplain Harvesting Law struck down by NSW Upper House for the 4th time
The NSW Upper House has just disallowed a floodplain harvesting regulation for the fourth time because, once again, the Water Minister has failed to produce regulations that would protect the environment and downstream communities. The Government’s Water Management (General) Amendment (Floodplain Harvesting Access Licences) Regulation 2022 was disallowed by...
Ice Inquiry Response: Cowardly Move to Delay Drug Diversion Scheme to after the Election
It’s unacceptable that a pre-court drug diversionary program won’t be implemented until after the election after the community has had to wait two years and eight months for the Government to substantially respond to the Ice Inquiry, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson. ...
Labor’s nurses plan doesn’t go far enough, fast enough: Greens
NSW Labor’s announcement for more nurses today does not go far enough, fast enough with no timeline for when nurses will be in place in critical areas like ICU and some wards left out of the plan altogether, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and health spokesperson.