Relaxing Water Restrictions Irresponsible
Relaxing Sydney’s water restrictions while the impacts on water quality from runoff from heavy rainfall into the Warragamba dam remain uncertain is irresponsible says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and spokesperson for water.
Water Minister Must Come Clean on Sydney’s Water Quality
The Water Minister must come clean as to why Warragamba Dam was temporarily shut down recently, what contaminants caused it to shut down, and how likely it is to be offline again in the near future says Cate Faehrmann Greens MP and spokesperson for water.
Premier must Intervene and Protect Threatened Species Habitat after Fires
The NSW Premier must urgently intervene to ensure remaining threatened species habitat in the state is protected after a list of threatened species at risk of extinction after the fires, including the koala, was released by the Federal Government, says Greens MP and Environment and Wildlife spokesperson Cate Faehrmann. ...
Water Minister Betrays Downstream Communities for Big Irrigator Mates
The NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey is so under the thumb of big corporate irrigators that she is prepared to rob downstream communities along the Darling, including Wilcannia and Menindee, by allowing irrigators to harvest floodwaters and pump from the Namoi, the Peel, the Gwydir and the Barwon rivers. ...
Inquiry Launched into Air Quality Impacts of Bushfire Smoke and Drought
An NSW Parliamentary Committee will inquire into the health impacts of exposure to poor levels of air quality caused by bushfire smoke and drought, after Terms of Reference drafted by Greens MP and Health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann were agreed to yesterday.
Koalas Need Urgent Intervention to Save Remaining Habitat
Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat, Greens MP Cate Faehrmann says that the government must protect koala habitat from logging, development and land clearing if koalas are going to be saved from extinction.
Distribute Free Face Masks
With no end in sight to the hazardous bushfire smoke blanketing NSW and an increase in respiratory-related emergency department presentations, Greens MP and Health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has written to the Health Minister Brad Hazzard asking him to do more to protect people’s health, including by urgently distributing free face...
25,000+ feral horses in Kosciuszko demands urgent intervention by the Premier: Greens
A new aerial study revealing that feral horse numbers in Kosciuszko National Park has reached a staggering 25,318 horses demands an urgent intervention by the Premier to stop her Deputy and National Party Leader John Barilaro single-handedly wrecking Australia’s most loved National Park, says Greens MP Cate Faehrmann and environment...
Amnesty Bins Are Not Enough to Save Lives
Today’s announcement that the NSW Government will introduce amnesty bins at music festivals will not be effective at reducing harm and may simply lead to an increase in policing without other harm reduction measures also being introduced, said Greens drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson Cate Faehrmann.