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Nurses & Midwives Let Down by Ratios Backdown: Greens

Nurses and midwives across NSW have been let down by the major parties’ refusal to back nurse to patient ratios, which are vital for the safety of nurses, midwives and their patients, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and health spokesperson.  It was reported in the SMH today that both government...


Paramedics Survey Show Govt Action on Pay Demands Dangerously Overdue

The alarming results of a survey of working conditions of NSW paramedics released today must be the catalyst for the NSW Government to act on their demands for better pay and conditions, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and health spokesperson.  The survey released today by the Australian Paramedics Association found:...



Whitehaven’s Narrabri coal approval is criminal while climate change-fuelled floods devastate Northern NSW

The ‘conditional approval of Whitehaven’s Narrabri coal mine extension announced today is criminal and shows complete contempt for the people of Lismore and the Northern Rivers who have lost everything as a result of the ongoing catastrophic floods fuelled by coal and gas, says Greens MP and climate change spokesperson*...


Greens to Introduce Bill for Nurse to Patient Ratios

As nurses and midwives go on strike for a second time in a decade, Greens MP and health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has given  notice in the NSW Upper House of her intention to introduce a bill to legislate nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW, a key demand of striking nurses and midwives....



Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 Speech

Almost a decade ago, on 23 May 2013 I stood in this place as another bill in support of Voluntary Assisted Dying was voted down 23 votes to 13.


Latest Health Data Proof Govt Must Pay Nurses and Paramedics More

Greens NSW MP and spokesperson for Health, Cate Faehrmann has called for urgent investment in the healthcare workforce, following the release of two reports from the Bureau of Health Information overnight. The new data exposes just how overstretched NSW’s health system became over the last year.



Floodplain Harvesting Law struck down by NSW Upper House for the 3rd time

The NSW Upper House has just disallowed a floodplain harvesting regulation for the third time because the government is yet to deal with the significant concerns raised in the recent Parliamentary Inquiry about the impacts of floodplain harvesting in the northern basin, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and water spokesperson...


Greens welcome offshore oil and gas exploration ban in NSW

The NSW Government’s decision to ban offshore oil and gas exploration has been welcomed by the Greens, who have commended the coastal communities that have fought tirelessly for the win.



Sneaky Plan to hand out Floodplain Harvesting Licences could be illegal and expose Govt to billions in compensation

Moves by Water Minister Kevin Anderson to pave the way for the handing out of licences for floodplain harvesting as early as this week are likely in breach of the Commonwealth Water Act and could set up a future government to have to fork out billions of dollars in compensation,...


Nurses and midwives ask for support, get a kick in the guts by Perrottet Government

Reports that NSW Health is considering "taking action" against the thousands of nurses and midwives that went on strike for better conditions, safe staff to patient ratios and fair pay yesterday is a kick in the guts for the state’s exhausted healthcare workers at a time when they’re crying out...



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