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Greens introduce rent and mould protection bill to NSW parliament

By DANIEL LO SURDO Landlords across NSW could only increase rent once every 12 months and would have to ensure that their properties are mould-free under a new Bill that has been introduced to state parliament by Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong, who accused the NSW government of being "the worst landlord in the […]

The Star CEO ‘had to go’: Greens anti-corruption spokesperson

By DANIEL LO SURDO It was "clear" that the CEO of The Star Entertainment Group had to resign amid a public hearing into the suitability of the company's Pyrmont casino licence, according to the NSW Greens' anti-corruption spokesperson. Matt Bekier, the CEO of The Star Entertainment Group, resigned on Monday amid an Independent Liquor and […]

‘The status quo can’t continue’: NSW nurses to strike for first time in almost a decade on Tuesday

By DANIEL LO SURDO Public hospital nurses across New South Wales will strike for the first time in almost a decade this Tuesday as frustrations over working conditions, pay and staffing continue to grow. The strike will take place following a majority of voters in the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) supporting the industrial […]

Greens’ “nice” guy under threat

A newly preselected Labor candidate says that the seat of Balmain has finished its “experiment of voting for a Greens MP”.  PhD candidate Elly Howse will be taking on incumbent member for Balmain, Greens MP Jamie Parker.  “[Y]ou’ve done your experiment of voting for a Greens MP” said Ms. Howse. “I’m sure Jamie Parker is […]

Drug sniffers on the nose with Greens

BY JADE MORELLINI The success of drug-detection dogs has been put into question, with the Greens releasing new figures on the amount of money spent on hiring the dogs – an estimated $6000 per hour for only three dogs - which they claim deliver false-positives 50-75% of the time. Greens MP David Shoebridge said, “NSW […]

The road that keeps on tolling

BY WENDY BACON It is often said by critics of tollways that the purpose of building a tollway is to build a case for building another tollway. When the first tollway fails to reduce traffic congestion, your next project comes into play. In other words, tollways are the gift to the road lobby that just […]

Eastern Suburbs’ renters demand relief

BY ANITA SENARATNA The NSW Greens are calling for an end to no-grounds eviction, as well as a range of other reforms ahead of the State Government’s review of the Residential Tenancies Act later this year. Greens MP and Housing spokesperson Jenny Leong says the reforms are about making renters feel secure in their homes […]

Greens NSW party against drug dogs

By Jessica Yun   The Greens NSW launched their 'Sniff Off' campaign and drug dog repeal bill last Saturday May 30 with a party at Marrickville’s Red Rattler Theatre. The Law Enforcement Amendment (Sniffer Dogs—Repeal of Powers) Bill 2015 will look to repeal sections of the current Drug Dog Act that allows for drug detection dogs to […]

Unprotected tenancies become election issue

by Raveena Grover   The NSW Greens have proposed a new campaign to protect renters’ rights in NSW. Greens senator Scott Ludlam and Greens candidates for Newtown and Balmain Jenny Leong and Jamie Parker held a press conference at Chippendale’s Central Park on February 5 to discuss their new local scheme. The Greens’ initiative will […]

Government announces political donations reform

By Jessica Rapana Politicians caught evading donations laws or breaking electoral funding rules will face harsher penalties following the Premier's announcement of new legislation to be put in place for the 2015 state election. Dodging donations laws will be punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, while penalties for breaking funding laws will be doubled […]