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Community Event: Stop Adani Film Screening

A community documentary screening night is being held on 30 May, at the Actors Centre, Italian Forum in Leichhardt.. While the world moves towards a carbon free future, the Australian government is throwing its support behind Adani’s massive new coal mine. The proposed Carmichael mine will be bigger than any coal mine ever built in Australia. It…

Huge Public Meeting Seeks Answers on Bays Projects

Over 300 residents filled Balmain Town Hall last night for a White Bay public meeting held by Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain. The meeting was held to discuss the need for a unified strategy for White Bay and to inform residents about a range of developments currently proposed for White Bay including: Western Harbour…

NSW Labor votes to oppose returning dirty political donations

A motion moved by the Liberal National government and supported by the Greens and Independents in parliament today was opposed by Labor. The motion read: “This House: Calls on NSW Labor to immediately refund all of convicted murder Ron Medich’s donations to a victims of crime charity.” Commenting on the vote, Jamie Parker MP for…

DA Lodged for Former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club

Property developer Heworth Development has entered a development application for the former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club site. Commenting on the development application, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain said: “This site has been stuck in a stalemate for almost ten years, so I’m open to working with the new owner in a positive fashion to ensure…

Desane Wins Landmark Case Against NSW Government

Property developer Desane has won a landmark case against the NSW government after successfully fighting compulsory acquisition of its land. Commenting on the court’s ruling, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain says: “I welcome the court’s decision today. It’s neither fair nor just to acquire properties without good reason. Thankfully, the government has now been told…

Government Refuses To Release Powerhouse Business Case

The Liberal National government has refused to release the business case for its plan to blow up the Powerhouse and move it to Parramatta despite being ordered by parliament to do so. Two weeks after the Upper House ordered the government to release a business case for the museum’s relocation to Parramatta, the government claims…

Greens Launch plan to reboot recycling

Waste & Recycling and Healthy Oceans portfolio holder, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, today has launched the Greens’ response to the national recycling crisis and the growing problem of marine plastic pollution. “Australians love their recycling. Around the country, households have been doing the right thing for years. “But the system is failing and the industry is…

$50K IN GRANT FUNDING FOR LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS

Jamie Parker MP for Balmain, has secured grant funding of $50,000 for seven local sporting clubs as part of the NSW Government’s 2018 Local Sport Grants Program. The NSW Government has committed funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities. Commenting on the grants, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain said:…

Meet The Upper House Greens MPs Candidates

This Monday 16th April at Leichhardt Town Hall 6:30-8:30pm you will have an unprecedented opportunity to meet and question Greens NSW upper house candidates. Voting in the preselection for spots on the Greens Upper House ticket for the 2019 NSW elections opens on April 19. All Greens members are welcome. Click here for more information    …