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Shoalhaven River PFAS contamination incident to be raised in state Parliament

Questions about the ongoing Shoalhaven Council investigation into a PFAS incident that involved 100,000 litres of PFAS contaminated waste water being discharged into the Shoalhaven sewer system in March will be raised in state Parliament today.

Woolworths pokies investigation lacks credibility and transparency

Independent MP and gambling harm campaigner Justin Field has called into question the credibility and transparency of the NSW Liquor and Gaming Regulator’s investigation into Woolworths following today’s referral of just two hotels to the state’s Independent Liquor and Gaming Regulator over serious allegations stemming from February last year.

Alarming NSW land clearing rates calls for action to protect forests

Alarming media reports have revealed that NSW land clearing jumped to 20,200 hectares in 2016-17, more than twice the historical annual average, in the lead up to the introduction of the Coalition Government’s land clearing laws in November 2016.

Pokies profits continue to soar showing failure of Coalition Government gambling reform

Independent NSW MLC Justin Field has called out the Berejiklian Government for failing the community as new poker machine data show losses have risen across the state since the Government introduced gambling reform one year ago.

South Coast Independent MP backs community opposition to Minnamurra sand mining proposal

South Coast based Independent MLC Justin Field has backed community opposition to Boral’s proposal to expand sand mining to within 100 metres of the Minnamurra River.

NSW State of the Environment Report fails to recognise extent and impact of land clearing

Today’s release of the 2018 NSW State of the Environment Report must serve as a wake up call to the NSW Coalition that they can no longer neglect nature and environmental protection according to Independent MLC Justin Field.

Statement by Justin Field MLC on his resignation from the NSW Greens

Today I have resigned from the NSW Greens and will sit as an independent member of parliament in the NSW Upper House. This is a critical decade for climate action and reversing the decline of the natural systems that make the planet liveable. More than ever we need to build political consensus to provide for a safe and healthy future for all.

Northern Beaches Council calls on Berejiklian Government to oppose offshore gas

This week the Northern Beaches Council voted to oppose the proposal by MEC Resources to explore for gas off the coast of NSW and called on the Berejiklian Government to take a stand against the project by prohibiting any related transport and infrastructure on NSW land.

A Green New Deal for NSW: Wellbeing should be at the heart of Government decision making

The Greens are proposing a new approach to Government that puts the wellbeing of the community at the centre of decision making. The plan borrows from Jacinda Ardern’s progressive Government that handed down its first ‘Wellbeing Budget” in 2019 and is leading the way in measuring and pursuing wellbeing objectives.  

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