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More than 280,000 people are employed in the creative industries in NSW. They are an invaluable asset to our economy and are vital to the wellbeing of people and for ensuring connected communities.

Cate can frequently be found enjoying the many festivals NSW has on offer and has repeatedly fought for their survival against Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s ongoing attempts to shut the state down. In 2018 she convened an emergency roundtable in response to proposed regulations that led to the closure of several local festivals, and teamed up with the Opposition and Crossbench to have them reversed in the NSW Parliament. 

In 2019 Cate was a member of the Inquiry into Sydney’s Lockout Laws which ultimately led to their removal everywhere but Kings Cross. She remains committed to their complete removal and the revitalisation of our live music scene. 




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Pill Testing Urgently Needed after Tragic Death at Music Festival: Greens

Following the tragic news of the death of a man from a drug overdose at Sydney’s Transmission Festival this weekend, Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson is calling on the Government to urgently implement all recommendations of the Coronial Inquest into the six deaths...

Now is the time to save the Powerhouse and $1.5 billion

With the resignation of the NSW Arts Minister now is the time for the Premier to step up and scrap his $1.5 billion Powerhouse mistake.

NSW needs an Arts Minister and Carriageworks a Rescue Package. Now.

With news of Carriageworks slipping into voluntary administration overnight, the Premier needs to scrap the Powerhouse Museum relocation and save this iconic space, the largest contemporary multi-arts centre in the country, and immediately appoint an Arts Minister who will stand up for the state’s decimated arts sector.

MUSIC FESTIVALS BILL 2019 second reading debate

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (14:53:47): On behalf of The Greens I speak in debate on the Music Festivals Bill 2019.

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