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Renewed Hope for Broken Hill Rehab Centre After NSW Health Minister’s Commitment

In response to questions from Greens MP Cate Faehrmann during budget estimates today, NSW Health Minister Ryan Park agreed to meet with the local community who have been lobbying for years for a residential drug detoxification and rehabilitation facility in Broken Hill.

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Greens move to establish Rozelle Interchange Inquiry

The NSW Upper House is likely to undertake a formal inquiry to examine the impacts of the Rozelle Interchange on local communities when Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and transport spokesperson, moves to establish the inquiry in NSW Parliament this afternoon.

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Minister must do more to rein in reckless spending by Sydney Metro: Greens

The Transport Minister needs to urgently act on the revelation today that potentially dozens more senior executives were set to be employed by Sydney Metro on bloated salaries well above public service levels, says Greens MP and spokesperson for transport Cate Faehrmann.

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Upper House Inquiry and Report into Gold, Silver & Lead Mining Sabotaged by Government: Greens

The Greens have accused the Government of deliberately sabotaging an Upper House Inquiry into the impacts of heavy metal mining projects, including Cadia’s controversial gold mine, resulting in a report with findings and recommendations that contradicts the weight of evidence heard throughout the inquiry.

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Cancelled music festival a call to arms to defend musos and creatives

Greens MP and music spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has called on Minister for Music John Graham to urgently explain the circumstances that have forced Sydney Festival headline music festival Summerground to be cancelled, and to scrap  the event-killing User Pays Policing model.

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Greens introduce Pill Testing Bill in NSW Upper House

Greens MP and spokesperson for drug harm reduction, Cate Faehrmann, has introduced legislation that would allow a trial of pill testing at music festivals and a fixed site across New South Wales in the Upper House today.

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ClubGRANTS Scheme Doing More Harm than Good and Should be Scrapped: Greens

The release of ClubGRANTS data has exposed the controversial scheme as little more than a cover that clubs hide behind when facing criticism of the negative impacts pokies cause local communities and is more proof the scheme should be scrapped, said Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and gambling harm reduction spokesperson....

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Latest sniffer dogs data more proof the program must be scrapped

NSW Greens MP and drug law reform spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has renewed calls to scrap the expensive drug detection dog program after uncovering data showing a $46 million price tag over the last decade, with only one in four of the nearly 95,000 people searched being found with drugs on...

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NSW Govt must reinstate electric vehicles incentives following High Court decision: Greens

Following the striking down of a proposed Road-User Charge (RUC) on electric vehicles by the High Court of Australia, the NSW Government must take the sensible approach of reinstating the rebate and stamp duty exemption for EV purchases, says Greens MP and spokesperson for Transport, Cate Faehrmann.

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‘Two-strike’ Scheme for Drug Use A Welcome but Small Step: Greens

The news that the Government is set to introduce a ‘two-strike’ pre-court diversionary scheme for personal drug use is a welcome development, however the policy doesn’t go far enough in adopting the recommendations of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and spokesperson...

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