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Govt must urgently act on Upper House Floods Inquiry Recommendations: Greens

The Government must immediately implement the recommendations of the Upper House Flood Inquiry and do more to assist devastated communities, many of whom are still homeless, five months after experiencing extreme flooding, says Greens NSW MPs Cate Faehrmann and Sue Higginson, both of whom participated on the Inquiry.


Government’s Gift to Irrigators will Kill the Darling River: GREENS

The NSW Environment Minister has just approved Water Sharing Plans that will enable floodplain harvesting licences to be handed out in the Northern Basin. Cate Faehrmann, NSW Greens MP and water spokesperson, says this is a gift for big irrigators in the northern basin and will spell the end of...



Greens support calls for Upper House to sit for Barilaro Papers

Greens MP and chair of the Public Accountability Committee, Cate Faehrmann, has written to the Clerk of the NSW Parliament supporting calls for the Upper House to sit this Friday, in order for the documents related to the appointment of John Barilaro as the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to...


Leader of the Government in the Upper House Censured over Dam Business Cases: Greens

Last night the leader of the Government in the Upper House, Finance Minister Damien Tudehope, was censured over the Government’s non-compliance with an order for documents by the NSW Upper House for failing to produce business cases for the Wyangala and Dungowan dam projects, moved by Cate Faehrmann Greens MP...



Budget Reveals National Party Dams on the Backburner

The state budget handed down today has revealed the government is deprioritising its dam projects after committing only $9.4 million to early works for the Wyangala and Dungowan Dams over the next 12 months, and stipulating that building Dungowan Dam is contingent on receiving 50/50 funding from the Commonwealth, says...


Health data paints alarming picture of healthcare breakdown

Data released today confirms that the NSW health system is in crisis with  emergency department wait times at record highs second only to 2020 when Covid-19 lockdowns forced theatres to close, says Greens MP and health spokesperson, Cate Faehrmann.  



Politics Wins Over Koalas: Great Koala National Park Bill Defeated

Politics has once again won out over the future of koalas in NSW with the Government and Opposition voting against a Greens bill to establish a Great Koala National Park on the mid-north coast to protect koala habitat at threat from logging says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and koala spokesperson...


Greens welcome NurseKeeper Bonus, but Premier’s Pay Cut a Slap in the Face for Healthcare Workers

While a pandemic payment will be welcomed by healthcare workers, a 3% wage cap will see healthcare workers take an effective pay cut for the third year in a row and will do nothing to stop the exodus of exhausted workers out of the public health system, says Cate Faehrmann,...



Proposed Drug Diversion Scheme will Still Fail the Most Vulnerable

The Attorney-General’s proposed drug diversion scheme to give police discretionary powers in issuing fines to people caught with small amounts of currently illicit drugs, will still allow police to continue discriminating against the most vulnerable and is not the solution to reducing drug harm, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and...


Nurses & Midwives Let Down by Ratios Backdown: Greens

Nurses and midwives across NSW have been let down by the major parties’ refusal to back nurse to patient ratios, which are vital for the safety of nurses, midwives and their patients, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and health spokesperson.  It was reported in the SMH today that both government...



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