NSW Budget: NSW going backwards on investment in climate action
19 June 2018
The NSW Government has delivered a State Budget with a conspicuous lack of investment in climate action and improving our environment, and a shortfall on Climate Fund Change fund spending, according to the NSW Greens.
NSW Budget: Community is short-changed by budget evaluated on dollars and cents alone
19 June 2018
The NSW Greens have criticised today’s NSW State Budget for lacking vision, ignoring environment and climate change, barely playing catch-up on services investment and failing to plan for the long-term wellbeing of the NSW community.
Greens plan for first-of-its-kind measure of community happiness and wellbeing in NSW
19 June 2018
In the lead-up to the NSW Budget, the Greens have given notice of laws establishing indicators that will for the first time measure and promote the wellbeing of people, communities and nature across the state.
NSW Greens say we lost something when we stopped being citizens and became 'customers' of the state
12 June 2018
Legislation designed to challenge years of government seeing people as “customers” rather than “citizens” of the state will be introduced to NSW Parliament this year. NSW Greens will introduce a Wellbeing Indicators Bill to broaden the current focus on economic growth and assess whether government decisions make life better and happier for people and communities.
Shooters and Liberal MLC support Greens move for greater oversight of NSW Govt's financial accountability and transparency
7 June 2018
Overnight the NSW legislative Council supported a Greens amendment to the NSW Government Sector Finance Bill to reconstitute the Parliaments Public Accounts Committee to improve financial accountability and transparency in NSW.
Coles, Woolworths commit to reduce plastic-wrapped fruit and vege, NSW must step up action on plastic pollution
4 June 2018
NSW Greens Fair Trading and Marine Environment spokesperson Justin Field has welcomed today’s announcement by Coles and Woolworths of measures to reduce plastic-wrapped produce following ongoing pressure from the community.
NSW should follow European Union plan for ban on most polluting single-use plastic products
29 May 2018
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should follow the lead of the European Union and introduce an immediate ban on the most polluting single-use plastic items such as plastic straws, cutlery, plates and cotton buds.