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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.  

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Whitehaven’s Narrabri coal approval is criminal while climate change-fuelled floods devastate Northern NSW

The ‘conditional approval of Whitehaven’s Narrabri coal mine extension announced today is criminal and shows complete contempt for the people of Lismore and the Northern Rivers who have lost everything as a result of the ongoing catastrophic floods fuelled by coal and gas, says Greens MP and climate change spokesperson*...

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Greens to Introduce Bill for Nurse to Patient Ratios

As nurses and midwives go on strike for a second time in a decade, Greens MP and health spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has given  notice in the NSW Upper House of her intention to introduce a bill to legislate nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW, a key demand of striking nurses and midwives....

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Floodplain Harvesting Law struck down by NSW Upper House for the 3rd time

The NSW Upper House has just disallowed a floodplain harvesting regulation for the third time because the government is yet to deal with the significant concerns raised in the recent Parliamentary Inquiry about the impacts of floodplain harvesting in the northern basin, says Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and water spokesperson...

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Greens welcome offshore oil and gas exploration ban in NSW

The NSW Government’s decision to ban offshore oil and gas exploration has been welcomed by the Greens, who have commended the coastal communities that have fought tirelessly for the win.

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Sneaky Plan to hand out Floodplain Harvesting Licences could be illegal and expose Govt to billions in compensation

Moves by Water Minister Kevin Anderson to pave the way for the handing out of licences for floodplain harvesting as early as this week are likely in breach of the Commonwealth Water Act and could set up a future government to have to fork out billions of dollars in compensation,...

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Nurses and midwives ask for support, get a kick in the guts by Perrottet Government

Reports that NSW Health is considering "taking action" against the thousands of nurses and midwives that went on strike for better conditions, safe staff to patient ratios and fair pay yesterday is a kick in the guts for the state’s exhausted healthcare workers at a time when they’re crying out...

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