UPDATED: Greens call for police out of Mardi Gras celebration
The Greens are continuing to call for the NSW Police Force to exclude itself from the 2024 Mardi Gras parade, as a sign of respect, deference, and commitment to change.
STATEMENT: More than apology needed from government and police on LGBTIQ+ hate crimes
Queer communities are reeling following the alleged murders of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird last week by a member of the NSW Police Force, using a police firearm.
“It should never cost the clinician to actually give a shit” inquiry hears
The final hearing for the mental health inquiry has heard that the current mental health care system is failing domestic and family violence survivors and how emergency departments are used as a catch all when there is nowhere else for people to go.
Greens call for State Government assistance for Mardi Gras to relocate Fair Day
Mardi Gras Fair Day will have to be relocated if it is to go ahead following the discovery of asbestos at Victoria Park. The Greens are calling for NSW Government assistance to support the event’s urgent relocation so that it can go ahead this weekend and to ensure that Mardi...
“We have to produce services in a different way” hears Lismore inquiry hearing
The NSW mental health inquiry visited Lismore today and heard about the challenges facing the regional community in accessing quality mental health services.
Councils to foot the bill under proposed government demerge legislation
Local councils across NSW are expected to foot the bill for their own de-amalgamation under new proposed legislation by the Minns Labor government.
The mining impacts inquiry report fails regional communities
The final report from the NSW Parliament Inquiry into the current and potential impacts of gold, silver, lead and zinc mining on human health, land, air and water quality in New South Wales has been released. The government and opposition have voted together to end the Inquiry prematurely and to...
NSW Greens condemn government legal action against paramedics fighting for fair wage
NSW Greens MPs Amanda Cohn and Jenny Leong have labelled the NSW Government’s legal action against paramedics over their fight for a fair wage a disgrace.
What is the Local Government Amendment (De-amalgamation Plebiscites) Bill?
The Local Government Amendment (De-amalgamation Plebiscites) Bill 2023 has been tabled in NSW Parliament by Dr Amanda Cohn, NSW Greens spokesperson for Local Government and former Deputy Mayor of Albury City Council. The Bill amends the Local Government Act 1993 to empower communities through a plebiscite process to de-amalgamate councils...
“Mental health is a health problem, not a police problem” hears Inquiry
The NSW mental health Inquiry has heard today about other jurisdictions’ emergency response models leading to better outcomes for people experiencing mental health distress, less strain on health systems, and strong community engagement in regional and rural areas.