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Greens welcome NurseKeeper Bonus, but Premier’s Pay Cut a Slap in the Face for Healthcare Workers

While a pandemic payment will be welcomed by healthcare workers, a 3% wage cap will see healthcare workers take an effective pay cut for the third year in a row and will do nothing to stop the exodus of exhausted workers out of the public health system, says Cate Faehrmann,...


Proposed Drug Diversion Scheme will Still Fail the Most Vulnerable

The Attorney-General’s proposed drug diversion scheme to give police discretionary powers in issuing fines to people caught with small amounts of currently illicit drugs, will still allow police to continue discriminating against the most vulnerable and is not the solution to reducing drug harm, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and...



Nurses & Midwives Let Down by Ratios Backdown: Greens

Nurses and midwives across NSW have been let down by the major parties’ refusal to back nurse to patient ratios, which are vital for the safety of nurses, midwives and their patients, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and health spokesperson.  It was reported in the SMH today that both government...


Paramedics Survey Show Govt Action on Pay Demands Dangerously Overdue

The alarming results of a survey of working conditions of NSW paramedics released today must be the catalyst for the NSW Government to act on their demands for better pay and conditions, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and health spokesperson.  The survey released today by the Australian Paramedics Association found:...



Whitehaven’s Narrabri coal approval is criminal while climate change-fuelled floods devastate Northern NSW

The ‘conditional approval of Whitehaven’s Narrabri coal mine extension announced today is criminal and shows complete contempt for the people of Lismore and the Northern Rivers who have lost everything as a result of the ongoing catastrophic floods fuelled by coal and gas, says Greens MP and climate change spokesperson*...


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....



Latest Health Data Proof Govt Must Pay Nurses and Paramedics More

Greens NSW MP and spokesperson for Health, Cate Faehrmann has called for urgent investment in the healthcare workforce, following the release of two reports from the Bureau of Health Information overnight. The new data exposes just how overstretched NSW’s health system became over the last year.



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