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Restoration of South Coast employment facilitator pilot an admission Abbott Government got it wrong

The NSW Greens have cautiously welcomed the announcement of a $1m employment facilitator pilot for the South Coast region. The announcement will go some way to restoring the employment coordinator program that was cut by the Abbott Government in 2014.

NSW Government exempts racing industry from gambling advertising laws

The NSW Greens have condemned special exemptions for the racing industry from new laws designed to reduce gambling harm in NSW.

NSW Government should back Senate call for single-use plastics ban

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should back a recommendation from a Senate Inquiry for State and Federal Environment Ministers to work to phase out single-use plastics according to the Greens.

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.

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