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Media Release: New inquiry into the equity, accessibility and appropriate delivery of outpatient and community mental health care in NSW

An Upper House inquiry has been established to inquire into the equity, accessibility and appropriate delivery of outpatient and community mental health care in New South Wales. Dr Amanda Cohn MLC, Chair of Portfolio Committee No. 2 – said: "We have established this inquiry because of the critical importance of outpatient...

7News: TGA makes changes to increase access to medical abortion

Restrictions on dispensing abortion medication at GPs and pharmacies have been lifted. Dr Amanda Cohn, Greens MP, says these changes by the TGA are really important for access to abortion, but more is needed to ensure both medical and surgical abortions are available, accessible and affordable for all people. 

Health Services Daily: Solution to costly locum doctors ignored for 15 years

Fifteen years after the Garling report and NSW Health still has casual doctor supply problems. 

Media Release: NSW needs 2 Step up as medical abortion pill access expanded

Dr Amanda Cohn, NSW Greens MP and a former medical abortion prescriber, has responded to newly announced federal reforms to improve access to medical abortion.

Sydney Morning Herald: NSW government promises crackdown on ‘unsustainable’ cost of temporary doctors

NSW Health Minister Ryan Park has vowed to crack down on the use of private recruitment firms to plug holes in the state’s creaking hospital system, saying the government’s over-reliance on costly third-party companies is unsustainable.

Sydney Morning Herald: ‘Incentivised price gouging’: The private companies making millions off doctor shortages

Private recruitment companies responsible for finding temporary doctors and nurses to plug gaps in critically understaffed NSW hospitals have been accused of deliberately driving up staff costs while also discouraging medical workers from taking full-time jobs in the public health system.

Ventilation is crucial to reduce transmission of airborne viruses indoors

Today in Parliament, Amanda gave notice of a motion calling for the NSW Labor Government to take steps to ensure that all public buildings - schools, health facilities, community centres, prisons, sporting facilities and more - will receive installation of permanent ventilation systems. Amanda said:  I give notice that on the next...

Why is it still so hard to have an abortion in the Riverina?

Four years after abortion was decriminalised in NSW, women across the Riverina are still struggling to access to pregnancy termination services. 

News: "Experience won't pay the rent" by Students Against Placement Poverty (SAPP)

Grassroots student collective Students Against Placement Poverty (SAPP) are protesting the unjust treatment of students forced to undergo hundreds of hours of unpaid work placement or internships. Read the article by Co-Founder Georgia Mantle. 

Media Release: Greens Call For Better Health Care And Mandated Nurse-To-Patient Ratios

Wollongong (Dharawal country) Greens candidate for the seat of Keira Kit Docker is calling for mandated nurse to patient ratios in public hospitals to ensure patient safety, improve working conditions for nurses and midwives and tackle the growing NSW healthcare crisis.