Minister must release detailed planning and analysis for rail line truncation Greens MP and Transport spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has called on Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian to release the patronage and revenue impact assessment figures for the proposed heavy rail line truncation at Newcastle. In a response to a NSW Budget Estimates question […]
Media Release 2.10.2014 Greens NSW MP and Multicultural Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called the push by politicians to ban the burqa racist, oppressive and patronising to women. Dr Faruqi is the sole female Muslim MP in any Australian state or federal parliament. Dr Faruqi said: “We live in a society where people have […]
Media Release 30.9.2014 Greens NSW MP and Environment Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called the NSW Government’s Biodiversity Offset Policy for Major Projects, which is due to commence tomorrow, a threat to NSW’s biodiversity and just a way of easing environmental regulations for developers and miners. Dr Faruqi said: “Tomorrow, the Government will commence […]
The NSW Government is considering supporting a bill from the Shooters and Fishers Party that would gut native vegetation protections from legislation and lead to massive loss of native vegetation cover and biodiversity.
Media Release 22.9.2014 Greens NSW MP and Transport spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has called on the Government to get serious in its efforts to get freight off roads and onto rail given it has made virtually no progress in increasing the share of freight on rail from 14% to their target of 28% by […]
Media Release 19.9.2014 Replacement Epping-Chatswood bus plan: public pain for private benefit Greens NSW MP and Transport spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has responded to reports of the government’s plan to replace Epping-Chatswood train services with buses. Dr Faruqi said: “By putting hundreds of private buses onto already congested […]