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Greens Launch NurseKeeper Campaign for Nurses and Paramedics

In response to an alarming number of exhausted and burnt out nurses and paramedics in NSW resigning in recent weeks with threats of more to come, the Greens have today written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’, a campaign launched today calling on the NSW Government...

Decision on Dendrobium Mine damages future jobs and the environment

In a blow to workers and campaigners in the Illawarra calling for investment in a jobs rich renewable energy zone with investment in green steel the NSW Government has instead paved the way for an expansion of the Dendrobium coal mine.

Koala Underpasses Must Be Built Before Development

Today’s commitment by the NSW Government to enact all 31 of the Chief Scientist & Engineer’s recommendations to protect Campbelltown’s Koalas is welcome news for the community and koalas, however underpasses must be built and koala corridors protected before Lendlease starts any development, says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and spokesperson...

NSW Upper House Calls on Govt to Halt Development Threatening Campbelltown’s Koalas

The Government must act now to protect Campbelltown’s Koalas said Ms Cate Faehrmann after the NSW Legislative Council passed a motion on Wednesday night calling on the Government to halt any further rezoning and development until underpasses are built on Appin Road and ensure that the two continuous east-west Koala...

National Party’s Dud Dams Axed

News that the NSW Government will not proceed with two controversial new dam projects will be a huge relief for downstream communities including First Nations peoples, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and spokesperson for water.  The Australian reported today that officials close to the projects stated that Mole River in...

Deputy Premier Rules Out Hawkins & Rumker Coal Areas

The NSW Deputy Premier Paul Tool’s surprise announcement today that he intended to rule out coal and petroleum exploration in the Hawkins & Rumker areas near Rylstone is incredible news for the local community, First Nations peoples, the environment and the climate, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and environment spokesperson. ...

NSW Government Oversight of Kangaroo Industry Lacks Transparency, Monitoring and Compliance Parliamentary Inquiry finds

A New South Wales Parliamentary Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Kangaroos and Other Macropods has handed down its report today, with recommendations to the Government that include strengthening monitoring and compliance around animal welfare and reviewing the way in which annual harvest quotas for kangaroos are determined.