Ms CATE FAEHRMANN: I move: (1) That this House notes that: (a) during the horrific and unprecedented 2019-2020 bushfire season, at least 5.3 million hectares, or 6.7 per cent, of New South Wales burnt, with estimates that one billion native animals perished in New South Wales and Victoria alone, not including birds, bats, fish, frogs or insects; (b) countless...
“Decriminalise drugs”: Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug “Ice” report released after pressure from Greens MP Cate Faehrmann
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been forced to release the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’ Report before a Greens motion in the NSW Upper House would have made it public next week.
Upper House Inquiry Report into Northern Beaches Hospital finds public private partnership model a failure
A NSW Upper House Committee Report handed down today into the Operation and Management of the Northern Beaches Hospital has recommended that demolition of the Mona Vale Hospital main building cease and that public private partnership models be abandoned for future hospitals in NSW, said member of the Committee, Greens...
Bushfires Condolence Motion
Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (20:25:43): he last time we were here, before Parliament rose at the end of the year, none of us would have imagined that the fire could be so horrific. These fires defied all predictions, coming earlier, fiercer, longer and more unpredictably than any other.
Bushfires and Threatened Species - Question Without Notice
Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (16:15:07): My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Energy and Environment, the Hon. Don Harwin.
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.