Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader
Revelations that the proposed Badgery’s Creek won’t even have a rail line show that the airport is either a pipe dream or a transport planning disaster in the making according to Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for Transport & Western Sydney, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, and Australian Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon.
Dr Faruqi said:
Thousands of injured workers will benefit, but thousands more will miss out, from a modest workers compensation reform package announced by the NSW government today.
The government's $1 billion reform package represents only a small part of the multi-billion surplus the scheme has generated since 2012. The Greens continue to call for this surplus to be reinstated dollar for dollar to injured workers in need of income and medical support.
In the last five years, police have recorded 394 incidents involving a replica firearm. 90 of those were offences of violence. Replica firearms were used in 44 robberies in that period.
Responding to the Productivity Commission’s draft report into the workplace relations framework, Greens employment and industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the Greens will make penalty rates a key election issue in the upcoming Federal Election.
“Any cuts to penalty rates will be a body blow for young people across the country,” Mr Bandt said.