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Health Services Amendment (Nurse-to-Patient and Midwife-to-Patient Ratios) Bill speech

Mr President, I proudly rise to introduce the Health Services Amendment (Nurse-to-Patient and Midwife-to-Patient Ratios) Bill 2022.  The Greens fully support the NSWNMA and its demands and this bill gives effect to the majority of the NSW Nurses and Midwives 2022 award claim. 

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 Speech

Almost a decade ago, on 23 May 2013 I stood in this place as another bill in support of Voluntary Assisted Dying was voted down 23 votes to 13.

Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020

On behalf of The Greens I support the motion to disallow the Water Management (General) Amendment (Exemptions for Floodplain Harvesting) Regulation 2020. In 2018 the South Australian royal commission described floodplain harvesting as "one of the most significant threats to water security in the Northern Murray‑Darling Basin to both licence holders...

Menindee Lakes - adjournment speech

Two weeks ago I sat having a beer with the President of the Darling River Action Group, Ross Leddra, on his back port at Sunset Strip as we stared out over Menindee Lake. For him and most of the other residents of Sunset Strip, it was their little patch of...

Wildlife Carer Mental Health - question without notice

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN: My question is directed to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women. Following the bushfires some wildlife experts have called for more mental health support for wildlife carers after one study found that almost one‑third of wildlife carers experienced moderate to severe grief in the ordinary...

Casino Control Amendment (Inquiries) Bill 2020

On behalf of The Greens, I speak in support of the Casino Control Amendments (Inquiries) Bill 2020, which amends the Casino Control Act 1992 to clarify that inquiries conducted under the Act have the same powers as a royal commission conducted under the Royal Commissions Act 1923. The bill will...

Donate Life Week

On behalf of The Greens, I support the motion about DonateLife Week. I concur with much of what the Hon. Walt Secord stated in his contribution. I, too, am a registered donor and have spoken to my family about it. I also actively support the campaign for an opt-out system...

Maules Creek Coalmine Biodiversity Offsets call for papers

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN: I move: That private members' business item No. 448 outside the order of precedence be considered in a short form format. Motion agreed to.

1080 Baiting – Question Without Notice

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (12:38:14): My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Energy and Environment, the Hon. Don Harwin.

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice Private Member's Statement

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (15:09:59): I have before me a very important report that the Government has just released. It is the report of the special commission of inquiry into crystal methamphetamine and other amphetamine-type stimulants, or ice, which Special Commissioner Dan Howard, SC, has been inquiring into for the past 14 months...