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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...



Ice Inquiry Response: Cowardly Move to Delay Drug Diversion Scheme to after the Election

It’s unacceptable that a pre-court drug diversionary program won’t be implemented until after the election after the community has had to wait two years and eight months for the Government to substantially respond to the Ice Inquiry, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson. ...


Labor’s nurses plan doesn’t go far enough, fast enough: Greens

NSW Labor’s announcement for more nurses today does not go far enough, fast enough with no timeline for when nurses will be in place in critical areas like ICU and some wards left out of the plan altogether, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and health spokesperson.



Dendrobium Cancellation a win for Climate and Community

South 32’s cancellation of their Dendrobium mine extension underneath Sydney’s water catchment is a win for the climate and the community, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and water spokesperson.  The Independent Planning Commission ruled out Dendrobium’s controversial coal mine expansion underneath Sydney’s water catchment in February 2021 but in late...


Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan Will Not Protect Koalas

The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan will not protect koalas or other threatened species, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and planning spokesperson, after the final plan was released today. 



Dungowan Dam Dead in the Water

In a win for the community, the environment and good governance, the Dungowan Dam project looks dead in the water after Infrastructure Australia released its scathing Evaluation Summary of the dam today, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and water spokesperson.  Last week Cate Faehrmann secured the release of the Dungowan...


Emails Reveal Planning Minister Captured by Developer Interests

Internal emails obtained via an order for papers by the NSW Upper House show the Planning Minister is doing the bidding of  developers, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and planning spokesperson.  The Sydney Morning Herald has today reported on internal department communications that reveal the developer lobby group Urban TaskForce...



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