the NSW state election is fast approaching, with strong Green campaigns being mounted across the state. As the home of one of the original ‘Greenslides’, the Greens NSW are looking once again to make history on March 25.
BY THE GREENS NSW
s the NSW state election fast approaches, the Greens are so well placed to increase our numbers in parliament, kick the Liberals out, and push the next government to take much-needed action.
We’re campaigning on issues key to the people of New South Wales: cutting rents and banning unfair evictions, ending coal and gas by 2030 and stopping the corrupting influence of the gambling industry.
As a progressive and left-wing party, we have a vision for a better and fairer NSW that is resonating with more voters every day. Our vision is one of social justice, environmental sustainability, and grassroots democracy. We believe that by working together, we can create a more equal and fair society, protect our environment, and empower communities to have a greater say in decision-making processes.
As we approach the upcoming election, we are excited to present a bold and inspiring platform that we believe will help us achieve these goals.
Ending coal and gas
One of our main priorities is climate action and ending coal and gas by 2030. We are the only party in NSW that is committed to bold and urgent action on climate change that follows the science.
We are one year on from the devastating floods in Lismore and the Northern Rivers, but the devastating impacts of climate change are being felt right across NSW. Voters are looking for a party that is willing to take decisive action, not rehash the tired excuses of the past.
ur commitment is to cheaper, publicly owned, 100% renewable energy by 2030; phasing out the coal and gas industries; empowering coal workers and communities in the inevitable transition; and protecting our natural habitats. This message is resonating with voters across the state who are concerned about the environment and the future of our planet.
By making NSW a leader in renewable energy, we can not only create a cleaner and greener future for NSW but also create new job opportunities in renewable energy and other sustainable industries.
Making housing affordable
We believe that everyone in NSW should have access to basic necessities like housing, healthcare, and education, regardless of their income or background.
Greens MP for Newtown and Housing and Homelessness spokesperson Jenny Leong has been leading on advocating for fair and inclusive housing policy. As a priority, the Greens will move to freeze and cut rents, introduce an independent body to control rents, and ban unfair evictions.
We’ll also introduce an Extreme Wealth Property Tax and use this to fund more social and affordable housing. Everyone deserves a secure, affordable and accessible home.
Taking on gambling corruption
This election, we’re committed to reducing gambling harm and rooting out the influence of the gambling industry. For too long, poker machines have been allowed to devastate the lives of tens of thousands of people every year in NSW, and have taken $135 billion over the last 30 years out of our communities.
Greens Upper House MP Cate Faehrmann has been leading the push to take on the powerful gambling industry with a plan to pull the pin on pokies, and make the gambling industry pay back the money they’ve taken to invest it back into the community. The Greens’ plan would phase out pokies from pubs and clubs, introduce a cashless gambling card, and reduce harm with bet limits, curfews, and clamping down on advertising.
Momentum is building
We don’t take corporate donations like the major parties, but our grassroots campaigning is riding a wave of momentum. Our incumbent lower house MPs are working tirelessly - Jenny Leong in Newtown and Tamara Smith in Ballina. And with Jamie Parker retiring, he's supporting our great new candidate Kobi Shetty, who'll make sure Balmain stays Green!
e’re also mounting strong campaigns in Lismore with Adam Guise and two-time Mayor Amanda Findley in South Coast. Summer Hill, Heffron and Newcastle campaigns are also buzzing with excitement and new volunteers are joining every day.
We’re also campaigning hard to add Amanda Cohn and Lynda-June Coe to the Upper House. Amanda is a regional doctor with a strong track record of fighting for the rights of workers and vulnerable communities. She is passionate about improving rural and regional healthcare with our package to establish public primary care clinics; tackle workforce shortages; repair our regional ambulance network; and give nurses, midwives, and paramedics a 15 percent pay rise.
Lynda-June is a proud Wiradjuri and Badu Island woman who has a wealth of experience in community organising and activism. She is committed to implementing our Truth and Treaty process to deliver self-determination for First Nations people, as well as raising the age of criminal responsibility, and implementing all recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
NSW is the home of the original ‘Greenslide’ and we’re looking once again to make history. But far more importantly, we can kick the Liberals and Nationals out and put the Greens in the balance of power. We can push the next government to end coal and gas by 2030; cut rents and ban unfair evictions; and stop the corrupting influence of the gambling industry.
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Greens NSW election policy platform
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