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Pavey Must Now Restore Water in Lake Menindee and Darling-Baaka River: Greens

The NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey needs to direct those irrigators in the northern part of the Murray-Darling basin who are holding back massive amounts of water in private storages as a result of the floods in February, to send enough downstream to restore water to Lake Menindee and the...


Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020

On behalf of The Greens I support the motion to disallow the Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020. In 2018 the South Australian royal commission described floodplain harvesting as "one of the most significant threats to water security in the Northern Murray‑Darling Basin to both licence holders...



Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project also to be examined by Dams Inquiry

The NSW Parliamentary Inquiry established last month to examine the rationale for, and impacts of, new dams has now had its Terms of Reference expanded to be able to also inquire into the Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project.


Menindee Lakes - adjournment speech

Two weeks ago I sat having a beer with the President of the Darling River Action Group, Ross Leddra, on his back port at Sunset Strip as we stared out over Menindee Lake. For him and most of the other residents of Sunset Strip, it was their little patch of...



Wildlife Carer Mental Health - question without notice

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN: My question is directed to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women. Following the bushfires some wildlife experts have called for more mental health support for wildlife carers after one study found that almost one‑third of wildlife carers experienced moderate to severe grief in the ordinary...


Extremely Reassuring the Govt is acting to Save Koalas from Extinction Says Koala Inquiry Chair

It’s extremely reassuring to see the NSW Premier and her Planning and Environment Ministers taking the findings and recommendations from the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Koalas seriously, including not giving in to an ultimatum to weaken koala habitat protection laws, Chair of the Inquiry and Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said....



Still a Dying Darling-Baaka River

The confluence of the Murray Darling river system tells two very different stories. One is of a river that consistently flows, with communities, farms and businesses flourishing along its length. The other is a story, in fact thousands of them. Stories about people, communities, businesses and an entire river system...


Saving our Wetlands

Yesterday I was flown over the Lower Lachlan region by local landholder Gordon Turner. The purpose of my visit was to gain an understanding of the potential impacts of a controversial dam wall raising project being fast-tracked by the Government.



Casino Control Amendment (Inquiries) Bill 2020

On behalf of The Greens, I speak in support of the Casino Control Amendments (Inquiries) Bill 2020, which amends the Casino Control Act 1992 to clarify that inquiries conducted under the Act have the same powers as a royal commission conducted under the Royal Commissions Act 1923. The bill will...


Donate Life Week

On behalf of The Greens, I support the motion about DonateLife Week. I concur with much of what the Hon. Walt Secord stated in his contribution. I, too, am a registered donor and have spoken to my family about it. I also actively support the campaign for an opt-out system...



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