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Serious reform of NSW property taxes needed to address housing affordability and sustainable public revenues

“The NSW Greens have described stamp duty changes announced by the NSW Treasurer as fiddling around the edges and has called for serious tax reform to improve housing affordability and reduce the reliance of the state budget on property transfers.

NSW Government admits pokies law changes will boost industry profits and concentrate machines in higher loss areas

The NSW Greens have slammed the Berijiklian Government for misleading the community about recent pokies law changes following an admission from the NSW Treasurer that legislation passed in March this year will result in an increase in pokies profits and see poker machines move to areas of higher gambling losses.

NSW Government rejects students 12,000 signature petition to ban the bag

The Liberal/National Government has rejected a 12,000 signature petition gathered by NSW school students calling for a ban on single use plastic bags.  

NSW Government’s new $40m a year gift to racing industry strengthens call for independent inquiry into racing industry’s influence on NSW politics

The NSW Greens have slammed a special $40m gift to the racing industry as part of new wagering Point of Consumption tax laws which were rushed through the NSW Parliament late last night.

Greens: A ‘Franklin’ campaign needed to save the wild rivers of the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park

The NSW Greens have warned the State Government to expect a  ‘Franklin Dam’ like campaign to save Sydney’s wild rivers and important Aboriginal cultural heritage sites that would be lost if the proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall and flood the Blue Mountains National Park World Heritage area goes ahead.

Greens call for Special Commission of Inquiry into the influence of the gambling and racing industries on NSW politics

The NSW Greens are calling for a Special Commission of Inquiry into the impact of the gambling and racing industries in NSW and the influence of the gambling and racing industries on NSW political parties.

NSW Coalition agreement with pokies clubs shows gambling vested interests in control in NSW

The NSW Greens have slammed today’s announcement that the NSW Coalition have signed a new pre-election agreement with Clubs NSW that will lock in the massive community harm caused by poker machines in NSW.

Greens to move for extended inquiry into flooding of World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park

The Greens will move to refer legislation to allow the flooding of the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park to an extended parliamentary inquiry when Parliament returns next week.

Gambling is racing industry's “raison d'etre” - Berijiklian Government caves to racing industry again.

Documents obtained by The Greens show the NSW Government provided the racing industry with special exemptions from 'inducement to gamble’ laws that passed the Parliament in March. The “carve outs” were granted despite the Government acknowledging the importance of the laws in closing loopholes that had allowed “undesirable conduct” by racing gambling businesses that were causing gambling harm to those “who cannot afford to bet”.

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