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Adjournment speech on climate change

According to new survey data from youth mental health organisation ReachOut, four in five Australian students report being somewhat or very anxious about climate change. 

Is Trump a "revolting slug unfit for public office"?

The motion before us is, of course, whether this House should have agreed to call the President of the United States, Donald Trump, "a revolting slug unfit for public office".

Greens to Introduce Pill Testing Bill

Greens MP and spokesperson for Drug Law Reform and Harm Reduction Cate Faehrmann has given notice today to introduce a bill that would allow pill testing at music festivals and at fixed sites in the community. Service providers would also be required to provide drug counselling to those who use...

Climate emergency adjournment speech

I recently spoke in this place about the climate emergency, and I said the Arctic was burning. Some Government and conservative crossbench members scoffed loudly.

End Strip Searching. Decriminalise Drugs

It’s time for heavy-handed police tactics like strip searching to be consigned to history and all drugs decriminalised for personal use, says Greens MP and drug law reform spokesperson Cate Faehrmann.

Stop men having sex with women to stop abortion

Greens MP and health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann today spoke in favour of decrimimalising abortion in the NSW Legislative Council, saying:

Reproductive healthcare reform bill 2019

It won’t be a surprise to anyone that I’ll be supporting this bill.  As it is before us. 

Emergency wait times for mental health patients dangerous

Unacceptably long wait times for mental health patients in emergency departments is putting lives in danger, says Greens MP and mental health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann.

Climate Change Fund debate

The Hon. MARK LATHAM: I move: That this House supports the abolition of the NSW Climate Change Fund, which will deliver lower electricity bills across the State, and put an end to wasteful spending that has nothing to do with climate change.

Walgett water supply

In late June I visited the small town of Walgett in north-west New South Wales so that I could see firsthand the impact the drought, the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling and climate change has had on the people of that community.