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Join the campaign for Shore to Ship power at White Bay

It is five months since the low sulfur fuel regulation was introduced for cruise ships berthed in Sydney Harbour. Whilst there has been some improvement in air quality as a result, residents living close to the White Bay Cruise Terminal [WBCT] continue to report significant health and amenity impacts. Even with summer behind us, WBCT…

Ban The Bag: Greens To Introduce Plastic Shopping Bags Prohibition Bill

Greens NSW MPs Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Environment spokesperson, and Ms Tamara Smith, Marine Environment spokesperson and Ballina MP, will today introduce bills into both houses of NSW Parliament that would ban the retail supply of single-use plastic shopping bags so as to reduce the impact of plastic bags on the environment, including the marine environment.…

Senate backs Greens motion calling on Auditor-General to investigate WestConnex

The Greens motion calling on the Auditor-General to investigate the Commonwealth funding approvals for the WestConnex was passed unanimously by the Australian Senate today. Senator Rhiannon said: “Winning Senate support for a federal audit of WestConnex was a great breakthrough that comes on top of the release of the AEC political donations data that shines…

Council amalgamation submissions

The state government has appointed ‘a delegate’ to examine its proposal to amalgamate Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield Councils and to hear from the public. The delegate will have to measure the proposal against the ten criteria listed below. After each of these criteria we cite some of the evidence that shows the government’s case does…

Campaign to save the Powerhouse steps up

As part of the ongoing campaign to save the Powerhouse Museum, Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, is organising a summit of eminent museum professionals and academics to highlight the Government’s pathetic proposal to relocate the museum to Parramatta. “The summit of museum professionals and academics will expose the flawed  government agenda in proposing…

Jim Casey announced as Greens candidate for Grayndler

Local Firefighter Jim Casey wins Greens preselection for Granydler, flags a strong community campaign on saving the climate, housing affordability, and stopping Westconnex. Career firefighter Jim Casey has been preselected to contest the electorate of Grayndler for the Greens at the federal election next year. Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has thrown his support behind…

Leichhardt Greens Councillors support the establishment of a Refugee Welcome Centre

Leichhardt Greens Councillors support approaching State and Federal Governments to request funding of a Refugee Welcome Centre in the Inner City to act as a settlement hub and provide relevant support services and facilities. “Leichhardt Greens Councillors also support Callan Park being considered as a suitable location for this refugee community hub and believe that…

Leichhardt Council endorses Greens motion for affordable housing project

At Tuesday’s Leichhardt Council meeting, Greens Councillor Daniel Kogoy won support to proceed with detailed investigations into supported and affordable housing built in the air space above a council car park. Council agreed to commence discussions with a community housing provider about an agreement for lease and development permitting construction and sub lease of supported…

Rats in the Ranks – they’re back!

The Labor and Liberal Councillors on Leichhardt Council have combined to tell the Baird government they will amalgamate with Ashfield and Marrickville – if the government presses them. “Behind a smoke screen of verbiage about still supporting an independent Council, the Labor Councillors led by the Mayor Darcy Byrne have rolled over for the Liberal…