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Modern slavery days away from being unlawful in NSW

17 November, 2021 - Late last night the Modern Slavery Bill passed the NSW Upper House meaning it is one step closer to becoming law. Critical amendments that w...

We stand by our COVID law changes that protect essential workers

16 November, 2021 - In May 2020 Greens amendments secured a presumptive right to workers compensation for frontline workers who contracted COVID when they were ...

Funding Announced - 2021 Community Building Partnership Program

15 November, 2021 - Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina has today announced the electorate of Ballina has secured $400,000 in funding for a total of 18 projects...

Affirmative Consent Law Passes NSW Lower House

11 November, 2021 - In a significant achievement for sexual assault advocates and survivors, affirmative consent laws passed the NSW Lower House last night, pav...

Greens bring law reform to keep children out of prison

11 November, 2021 - Children as young as ten can be prosecuted and imprisoned under current NSW laws, but a new Greens Bill before Parliament would raise the ag...

Victims of child sexual abuse can finally have unfair settlements set aside

9 November, 2021 - The Parliament of NSW has today passed new laws which will allow victims of child sexual abuse who were often bullied, coerced and tricked in...

Police watchdog reports show damning pattern of police behaviour

26 October, 2021 - Three reports delivered today by the police watchdog LECC into the police use and abuse of consorting laws, the failure of police internal po...

NSW Government had desperate last minute push to shut down ICAC's public hearings

22 October, 2021 - The NSW Government had a desperate last minute push to shut down this week's explosive public hearings of ICAC. The failed effort is revealed...

Ending the Stolen Generations, meeting the promise

21 October, 2021 - The Greens today announced a Bill to prevent First Nations child removals, implementing the findings of the groundbreaking “Family is Culture...

Time for new era of accountability

1 October, 2021 - The resignation of the NSW Premier today must bring with it a new era of accountability from the NSW Coalition who have increasingly attempted...

Crisis Cabinet failed to meet during first 8 critical days of Covid outbreak

22 September, 2021 - Documents released to the NSW Upper House show that the Coalition government's so-called "Crisis Cabinet" did not meet once in the eight cr...

Minister and CHO must meet with Aboriginal medical experts

14 September, 2021 - Evidence in the COVID oversight inquiry yesterday revealed the shocking fact that the NSW Minister for Health and the Chief Health Officer ...

Member for Ballina welcomes lockdown lift

9 September, 2021 - Ballina MP Tamara Smith welcomed the announcement that the Northern Rivers can move out of lockdown this weekend, saying that every resident...

Greens caution NSW Attorney General on One Nations ‘Religious Freedoms’

7 September, 2021 - With the release today of the NSW Government’s response to the report from the inquiry into One Nation's disastrous Religious Freedom’s bill...

Report fails students, teachers, families

6 September, 2021 - The Education Committee of the NSW Parliament will table a report at 10am today into Mark Latham's "Parental Rights" Bill - a bill which att...