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New Upper House Committee Established to Further Investigate Underground Transmission Lines

The NSW Upper House has just voted in support of the establishment of a committee to re-examine the issue of Underground Transmission lines after the government-dominated State Development Committee’s previous report was resoundingly rejected by all non-government members and the community.

Fish Kill Report Must Force Overhaul of Water Department: Greens

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer’s finding that mass fish deaths in the Darling-Baaka River was due to the failure of existing legal environmental protections in water law not being enforced or implemented should warrant an overhaul of the NSW Water Department, says Greens MP and water spokesperson Cate Faehrmann....

Report Released into Underground Transmission Lines Inquiry Extremely Disappointing: Greens

Greens MP and infrastructure spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has labelled the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Underground Transmission Lines, which has just released its report this morning, as a pointless “tick and flick” exercise, with the government clearly having made up its mind months ago in favour of overhead transmission lines.

‘Coastal Residents United’ Launched: New Alliance of Community Groups Fighting Inappropriate Development

Representatives from dozens of community groups campaigning to defend small coastal towns and pockets of sensitive and endangered coastal bushland from inappropriate development launched a new alliance today at the NSW Parliament. 

Greens Move for Royal Commission into Influence of the Gambling Industry in NSW

Greens MP and spokesperson for Gambling Harm Reduction, Cate Faehrmann, has given notice of a motion in the Upper House calling on the Government to establish a Royal Commission into the gambling industry in NSW. Ms Faehrmann has written to leaders of all parties and the crossbench to support the...

Chris Minns, it’s time to relegate shark nets to the past where they belong

Following reports today that the Labor government is likely to install shark nets off NSW beaches again from 1 September this year despite widespread community concern, Greens MP and Healthy Oceans spokesperson Cate Faehrmann is calling on the NSW Government to abandon the archaic and  ineffective program and invest in...

Campbelltown Koalas on Track for Extinction unless Govt Acts: Greens

Newly released data revealing   that at least 25 koalas have been killed in the Campbelltown LGA over the past twelve months, 16 of them on Appin Road, must be the wake up call the government needs to act to save Sydney’s koalas, said Greens MP and transport spokesperson Cate...

NSW can’t afford for the Government to go soft on Star Casino

New South Wales simply cannot afford for the state government to go soft on Star Casino and let them off the hook when it comes to paying higher taxes, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and spokesperson for Gambling Harm Reduction.

Methane Leaks Mean Govt Must Cancel Santos Narrabri CSG Project: Greens

Revelations overnight that the dangerous greenhouse gas, methane, is leaking from dozens of NSW coal and gas sites, as well as the potential influence of the state’s gas policy by gas industry consultants, is the hammer that NSW Labor needs to drive the nail into the coffin of the highly...

Upper House Inquiry Established into Public Transport Needs in Western Sydney

A newly established Upper House Inquiry into current and future public transport needs in Western Sydney will examine the adequacy of public transport options in Western Sydney and what's required for projected population growth, committee chair Cate Faehrmann MLC, and the Greens transport, infrastructure and Western Sydney spokesperson, said.