After the election, what future for The Greens & all of us

Senator Mehreen Faruqi and Grayndler candidate Jim Casey kick off a discussion of prospects, challenges and strategies in a time of ecological crises, refugee desperation, economic stagnation and attacks on democratic liberties now that the Morrison government has been returned. All Greens members and supporters welcome to this Port Jackson Greens event. Balmain Town Hall Meeting Room Wednesday 19 June, 2019. 6:30 to 8pm

New Mental Health Services for Callan Park

The NSW Ministry of Health has announced that Sydney Local Health District will liaise with the community on opportunities for step down mental health provision at Callan Park. Jamie Parker MP for Balmain will be meeting with Department of Health this coming Tuesday with a view to developing a plan…

Community Gets First Look at Future of Callan Park

Over 300 local residents gathered in Balmain Town Hall yesterday to hear about the government’s developing Landscape Structure Plan for Callan Park. he meeting gives residents their first opportunity to hear from landscape design consultants employed by the Office of Environment and Heritage and provide feedback on their initial concepts.…

Greens propose new corruption laws

Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain and Greens anti-corruption spokesperson, today introduced a Bill to create new, modern criminal offences that capture corrupt conduct: the Crimes Amendment (Misconduct in Public Office and Other Matters) Bill 2018. Commenting on the Bill, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain says: “Over decades, successive Liberal and…

Callan Park Public Meeting

For almost 20 years, community groups and the Greens have defended Callan Park from being sold off, developed and commercialised.. Progress has been made, defeating a range of development proposals by Labor and Liberal governments. The absence of apartments on Callan Park today is evidence of our success but there…

Car Park Opens at Former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club

Property developer Heworth Development has announced they will reopen the carpark at the former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club site. Commenting on the development application, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain said: “Opening up the car park for public use is an important sign of goodwill from the new developers. “This decision…

Leichhardt Eviction Exposes Government Failure on Affordable Housing

Residents of an apartment block at 16 William Street Leichhardt are facing eviction following the sale of the property. The apartment building includes 10 studios and 2 two bedroom apartments. Commenting on the evictions, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain said: “This apartment complex was one of the few truly affordable…