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 […]
TRANSFORMING NSW ENERGY SECTOR (TOWARDS 100 PERCENT RENEWABLES) BILL 2014 Page: 5 Second Reading Debate resumed from 14 August 2014. Dr MEHREEN FARUQI [9.57 a.m.]: On behalf of The Greens, I put my full support behind the Transforming NSW Energy Sector (Towards 100 Percent Renewables) Bill 2014. I thank Dr John Kaye for bringing this […]
NEWCASTLE RAIL LINE Page: 39 Dr MEHREEN FARUQI: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Roads and Freight, representing the Minister for Transport. Will the Government admit that there is no way it can meet its NSW 2021 target of increasing commuter public transport trips by 20 per cent in Newcastle given the […]