Govt’s desperate 3rd attempt to legalise floodplain harvesting by subterfuge: Greens & Shooters comment
Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP & water spokesperson and Helen Dalton, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Member for Murray, have slammed the most recent attempt by the Government to legalise floodplain harvesting as ‘another sneaky and disgraceful move’ by the National Party Water Minister.
NSW Parliament passes Greens motion condemning Pokies Money Laundering
A Greens motion condemning money laundering via poker machines and calling on the Government to urgently prioritise the development of measures that will stamp out the practice passed the NSW Legislative Council with agreement by all parties late last night.
Greens MP introduces bill to legalise cannabis in NSW
Greens MP and drug law reform spokesperson Cate Faehrmann will introduce a bill into the NSW Upper House today to legalise and regulate the personal use of cannabis. This comes at a time when many jurisdictions around the world are moving to adopt various models of cannabis decriminalisation or legalisation...
Dendrobium Mine Expansion in Sydney Water Catchment Refused: Victory for Common Sense, Environment, Community
The Independent Planning Commission’s decision. handed down today, to refuse Dendrobium’s controversial coal mine’s expansion underneath Sydney’s water catchment is a victory for common sense, the environment and the community, says Cate Faehrmann Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for Water.
Great Koala National Park essential for koala’s survival in NSW: Koala Inquiry Chair
The NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean and the Minister for Forestry John Barilaro must sit down and come to an agreement to establish a Great Koala National Park after a report released today into the economic and environmental benefits of the proposed park found it would create nearly 10,000 jobs...
Massive Cost Blowout for Controversial Wyangala Dam Expansion Documents Reveal
Government documents released as a result of a Greens motion passed by the NSW Upper House have revealed that a controversial commitment by the National Party at the last election to raise the wall of Wyangala Dam could cost taxpayers more than $2 billion.
Government Fails to Adopt Consensus Recommendations of NSW Koala Inquiry: Has No Plan to Save Koalas from Extinction
The Government’s response to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat, released today, indicates it has no intention of acting upon many key recommendations made by the Committee in order to stop koalas becoming extinct in NSW before 2050, Greens MP and Committee Chair Cate Faehrmann...
ANALYSIS: Drug decriminalisation in NSW
Whether it’s called decriminalisation or not, a shift from the NSW Government towards reducing the harm from drugs - instead of heavy-handed policing - is long overdue.
Government Move on Drugs is a Game-Changer: Greens
Breaking news that the NSW Government will move away from its heavy-handed approach to personal drug use and towards a warning and fines based system for people caught with a personal quantity of illegal drugs is a game-changer, according to the Greens. As reported by Channel 7 news, the Government’s...
Stokes vows to strengthen koala protection, predicts 'fraught' talks
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Nov 2020