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Upper House Inquiry Report into Northern Beaches Hospital finds public private partnership model a failure

A NSW Upper House Committee Report handed down today into the Operation and Management of the Northern Beaches Hospital has recommended that demolition of the Mona Vale Hospital main building cease and that public private partnership models be abandoned for future hospitals in NSW, said member of the Committee, Greens...


Relaxing Water Restrictions Irresponsible

Relaxing Sydney’s water restrictions while the impacts on water quality from runoff from heavy rainfall into the Warragamba dam remain uncertain is irresponsible says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and spokesperson for water.



Water Minister Must Come Clean on Sydney’s Water Quality

The Water Minister must come clean as to why Warragamba Dam was temporarily shut down recently, what contaminants caused it to shut down, and how likely it is to be offline again in the near future says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and spokesperson for water.


Premier must Intervene and Protect Threatened Species Habitat after Fires

The NSW Premier must urgently intervene to ensure remaining threatened species habitat in the state is protected after a list of threatened species at risk of extinction after the fires, including the koala, was released by the Federal Government, says Greens MP and Environment and Wildlife spokesperson Cate Faehrmann.   ...



Water Minister Betrays Downstream Communities for Big Irrigator Mates

The NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey is so under the thumb of big corporate irrigators that she is prepared to rob downstream communities along the Darling, including Wilcannia and Menindee, by allowing irrigators to harvest floodwaters and pump from the Namoi, the Peel, the Gwydir and the Barwon rivers.  ...


Inquiry Launched into Air Quality Impacts of Bushfire Smoke and Drought

An NSW Parliamentary Committee will inquire into the health impacts of exposure to poor levels of air quality caused by bushfire smoke and drought, after Terms of Reference drafted by Greens MP and Health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann  were agreed to yesterday. 



Distribute Free Face Masks

With no end in sight to the hazardous bushfire smoke blanketing NSW and an increase in respiratory-related emergency department presentations, Greens MP and Health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has written to the Health Minister Brad Hazzard asking him to do more to protect people’s health, including by urgently distributing free face...



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