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INQUIRY HEARS OF MASSIVE TOLL OF WESTCONNEX ON COMMUNITIES

NSW Greens Transport Spokeswoman Cate Faehrmann has branded the troubled Westconnex toll road a textbook example of Government mismanagement, poor planning and skewed priorities following the first day of public hearings at the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the impacts of the Westconnex project. “Today we heard compelling evidence from experts and community members which highlighted that Westconnex is a textbook example of Government mismanagement, poor planning and skewed priorities,” Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said.

TIME TO REDUCE HARM FROM DRUGS AS LONG WEEKEND KICKS OFF MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON

With several music festivals across the state this long weekend, Greens MP and spokesperson for drug law reform Cate Faehrmann has called for a harm minimisation approach for drug use, including pill-testing, to ensure the safety of attendees. “As the music festival season kicks off this long weekend it’s more important than ever that the government pulls its head out of the sand and adopts a harm minimisation approach to drug use,” Ms Faehrmann said.

NSW GOVERNMENT BLOCKS SUPPORT FOR RICHMOND RIVER

The government has just blocked a motion in the NSW Legislative Council calling on the NSW Government to protect the Richmond River, demonstrating its complete disregard for the health of a river which is the lifeblood of the Northern Rivers community, said Greens MLC and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann. “If the Nationals were serious about their commitment to supporting regional areas, they would be using their positions of power to protect vital systems like the Richmond River,” said Ms Faehrmann.

GREENS MP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT’S LUDICROUS AND NAÏVE RESPONSE TO DRUG DEATHS, CALLS FOR PILL TESTING IN NSW

The Premier’s response to the tragic deaths of two young people at the Defqon dance party on the weekend shows the Premier’s naivety when it comes to young people and safe drug use, Greens NSW MP and spokesperson for drug law reform Cate Faehrmann said.

$2.6 BILLION SYDNEY AIRPORT GATEWAY SPEND IRRESPONSIBLE

The government’s announcement by the NSW Roads Minister that the Gateway project to Sydney Airport will cost taxpayers $2.6 billion demonstrates yet again the extraordinary cost blowout of Westconnex at the expense of public transport solutions, the Greens NSW said today.

SYDNEY AIRPORT MASTERPLAN IS A PLAN FOR CHAOS AND CONGESTION

Greens MP and transport spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has slammed the new Sydney Airport Master Plan 2039 as recipe for chaos and congestion. The plan forecasts total air passenger numbers at Sydney Airport will increase by 51 percent by 2039, from 43.3 million in 2017 to 65.6 million but Ms Faehrmann says it has very little detail about what public transport infrastructure will be built to meet this massive increase in demand.

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