Greens NSW MP John Kaye welcomed NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes' commitment to rooftop solar and energy efficiency projects for the government's own buildings and the promise of more rational noise regulation for wind farms.
('Renewable energy: NSW to be 'Australia's answer to California'', Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 2014, http://j.mp/ren140722)
Documents released to the NSW Greens under freedom of information laws have revealed that the NSW Police force was intending to deploy up to 800 police to crush the peaceful community blockade at a coal seam gas drilling site at Bentley in the State’s north.
Greens MP and Police Spokesperson David Shoebridge said,
“It is quite extraordinary that the NSW Government had advanced plans to deploy up to 800 police to crush the peaceful blockade at Bentley.
Greens MP and NSW Spokesperson for Roads, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has commented on reports of a leaked Infrastructure Australia report that describes “hideously inefficient” spending on national roads. The NSW Government is wasting billions of dollars building the NorthConnex and WestConnex tollways.
Dr Faruqi said:
The Productivity Commission's draft report into the childcare sector shows encouraging signs but more detail is needed to guarantee the best possible outcome for all Australian families, the Australian Greens have said.
"This report is a step in the right direction, but it has clearly shown that a funding boost is essential if the childcare sector is going to meet the needs of Australian families," the Greens' childcare spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
As the clock ticks down to the introduction of the Baird government's devastating changes to the vocational education and training sector, time is running out for local communities in the Illawarra and South Coast to have their say about the future of TAFE, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.