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.
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.
Time to stop persecuting party-goers, decriminalise drug use
Greens MP and spokesperson for drug law reform & harm reduction, Cate Faehrmann, has today called out the NSW government’s failed drug laws and demanded an end to the persecution of people for simply wanting to have fun.
Emergency Department Responses to Mental Health Emergencies
Ms CATE FAEHRMANN: I move: That private members' business item No. 113 outside the order of precedence be considered in a short form format. Motion agreed to.
Tribute to Loredana Alessio-Mulhall – Private Members' Statement
On 13 April 2019 Loredana Alessio-Mulhall passed away. Loredana was a mother, a teacher, a lover of languages and a lover of plants. In May 2013 Loredana was in the Chamber when my voluntary euthanasia bill was debated. She spoke to the media and told her story.
Mental Health funding Question Without Notice
Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (12:06): In directing my question to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, I refer to the Mental Health Infrastructure Program that was allocated $700 million over an undefined period, to only $14.68 million being spent in 2018-19 and only $22.33 million being allocated in this week's...
ALERT: Greens bring Psychedelics to NSW Parliament
In the inaugural event of a series of Science in the House forums, Greens MP Cate Faehrmann hopes to spark a discussion about the potential benefits of psychedelics used as a treatment for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Mental Health Services Question Without Notice
Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (16:18): My question is directed to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, the Hon. Bronnie Taylor, representing the Minister for Health and Medical Research.