Minns and Toole: Break gambling industry’s stranglehold of politics in NSW
The Opposition Leader, Chris Minns and NSW National Party Leader, Paul Toole, can break the stranglehold the gambling industry has on politics in NSW and neutralise any electoral threats the industry may be making, by also refusing to enter into any agreements until they act on the recommendations from the...
Labor must not Stand in the Way of a Cashless Gambling Card: GREENS
The Premier’s commitment to implementing a cashless gambling card is an opportunity for multi-partisan gambling reform but is being blocked by NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns, said Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and gambling spokesperson.
Ban Facial Recognition Technology in Gambling Venues
The Government must ban the use of facial recognition technology in gambling venues after shocking news today that facial recognition technology that is already being offered to pubs, clubs and casinos in NSW is marketed overseas as being able to “improve the VIP experience, encourage repeat visits from first-time players,...
Government must act on Gambling Card after scrapping Clubs Bill: GREENS
The Government must introduce a mandatory gambling card after news it has scrapped its bill that would have put facial recognition technology in every club and pub in NSW, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and gambling harm reduction spokesperson.
Government Must Fast Track Gambling Card After Crime Commission Report : GREENS
The Government must stand up to the pressure from the powerful gambling industry and fast track the implementation of a cashless gambling card, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and gambling harm reduction spokesperson, after the NSW Crime Commission today released its report into money laundering through poker machines finding billions...
Scotts Head development withdrawal a win for community power: Greens
The news that Ingenia has withdrawn their massive and poorly planned development for over-55s living in Scotts Head, south of Coffs Harbour, is a win for the community and shows the power of community campaigns, said Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and planning spokesperson. The Ingenia development would have seen the...
Facial recognition in pubs and clubs a dangerous precedent that won't stop gambling harm
NSW Greens MP and gambling harm spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has condemned today's reports that venues across NSW will roll out facial recognition cameras in gambling rooms, calling it a sop to the powerful gambling industry and renewing calls for effective harm reduction measures including mandatory cashless gambling cards.
Fair Driving Laws for Medicinal Cannabis Patients Voted Down
The Liberal-National and Labor Parties have voted down the Greens’ bill tonight to amend the unfair prosecution of medicinal cannabis patients that would have provided them a defence against drug driving charges if they were not impaired and have taken their medicine as prescribed.
Parliament to Debate Fair Drug Driving Laws for Medicinal Cannabis Patients
The NSW Upper House is set to debate the Greens’ bill to amend the end the unfair prosecution of medicinal cannabis patients by giving them a defence against drug driving charges if they have taken their medicine as prescribed and are not impaired. The bill was introduced into the Legislative...
Floodplain Harvesting Law struck down by NSW Upper House for the 4th time
The NSW Upper House has just disallowed a floodplain harvesting regulation for the fourth time because, once again, the Water Minister has failed to produce regulations that would protect the environment and downstream communities. The Government’s Water Management (General) Amendment (Floodplain Harvesting Access Licences) Regulation 2022 was disallowed by...