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NSW Budget: NSW going backwards on investment in climate action

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

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

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 Government gives in to Shooters and Fishers Party with permanent wind back of protections in four key marine parks

The NSW Government has given in to the Shooters and Fishers Party by permanently winding back protections at 10 ocean beaches and headlands in sanctuary zones across four marine parks in NSW.

NSW Greens say we lost something when we stopped being citizens and became 'customers' of the state

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

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

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 Government must ensure immediate clean up of deadly marine debris lost at sea and washing up on NSW beaches

The NSW Greens have warned whales, dolphins, seabirds and other marine life are threatened by dangerous marine debris after 80 shipping containers went overboard off NSW.  

NSW should follow European Union plan for ban on most polluting single-use plastic products

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.    

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