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Greens introduce Pill Testing Bill in NSW Upper House

Greens MP and spokesperson for drug harm reduction, Cate Faehrmann, has introduced legislation that would allow a trial of pill testing at music festivals and a fixed site across New South Wales in the Upper House today.


Pill Testing Trial Bill 2023 Second Read Speech

I’m very proud to introduce the Greens Pill Testing Trial Bill 2023 as the Greens drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson.



ClubGRANTS Scheme Doing More Harm than Good and Should be Scrapped: Greens

The release of ClubGRANTS data has exposed the controversial scheme as little more than a cover that clubs hide behind when facing criticism of the negative impacts pokies cause local communities and is more proof the scheme should be scrapped, said Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and gambling harm reduction spokesperson....


Latest sniffer dogs data more proof the program must be scrapped

NSW Greens MP and drug law reform spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has renewed calls to scrap the expensive drug detection dog program after uncovering data showing a $46 million price tag over the last decade, with only one in four of the nearly 95,000 people searched being found with drugs on...



Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 - Second Reading Debate

I speak as The Greens' spokesperson for Fair Trading in support of the Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023. The bill amends the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 to provide for changes identified by a statutory review undertaken by the former Government. The consultation...


Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 - Second Read Debate

As The Greens spokesperson for building and fair trading, I support the Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2023. The bill amends the Home Building Act 1989, the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017, the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018, and the Design and Building Practitioners Act...



Justice Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2023 - Second Reading Debate

As The Greens spokesperson for drug law reform and harm, I contribute to debate on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2023. I support the comments of my colleague, Ms Sue Higginson. I will speak specifically about proposed section 23B of the Fines Act 1996, which provides that where an individual has...


Gaza Conflict - Motion

I also signal my disappointment at the wording of the motion before us today, because how we conduct ourselves and what we say in this place matters; it has real-life consequences. But we continue to see members use this extremely complex and sensitive situation to weaponise people's grief, suffering and...



NSW Govt must reinstate electric vehicles incentives following High Court decision: Greens

Following the striking down of a proposed Road-User Charge (RUC) on electric vehicles by the High Court of Australia, the NSW Government must take the sensible approach of reinstating the rebate and stamp duty exemption for EV purchases, says Greens MP and spokesperson for Transport, Cate Faehrmann.


Child Strip Searches - Question Without Notice

My question is directed to the Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional New South Wales, and Minister for Western New South Wales, representing the Minister for Police and Counter‑terrorism. Information obtained by the Redfern Legal Centre under the Government Information (Public Access) Act [GIPAA] shows that over the past two...



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