Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC on ‘What Australian Women Need to Fight For’ What Australian women need to fight for Date December 16, 2013 – 12:12AM Mehreen Faruqi Mehreen Faruqi, NSW Greens MLC and spokesperson for the Status of Women. Growing up in Pakistan, a poor developing nation underpinned by a patriarchal society, I always imagined […]
Media Release 11-12-13 Greens welcome recommendations to fight human trafficking in NSW Greens Spokesperson for Multiculturalism and Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has welcomed the recommendations of the Community Relations Commission in relation to human trafficking in New South Wales, including the establishment of a Human Trafficking Ministerial Advisory […]
Media Release 21.11.13 Greens Ready to Continue the Battle Against Misguided Foetal Personhood Laws (Zoe’s Law) NSW Greens Status of Women Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has expressed grave concern over the passing of Zoe’s Law in the Lower House of the NSW Parliament, but said that the fight will continue in the Legislative Council. […]
Greens NSW Status of Women spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, said that an amendment to the controversial foetal personhood law currently before the NSW Parliament still restricts reproductive rights in the State. Dr Faruqi said, “The amendment proposed by Mark Speakman MP suggests that the Bill in no way impacts reproductive rights. “It purports that […]
Dr MEHREEN FARUQI [8.47 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I speak to the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment Bill 2013, which amends the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2013. The objects of the bill are: (a) to enable police officers of or above the rank of sergeant to issue provisional apprehended domestic violence […]
Media Release 17.10.13 Protesters joined the Greens NSW Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, and women’s groups at NSW Parliament House today and called on the New South Wales Lower House to reject the foetal personhood law, known as Zoe’s Law. Dr Faruqi told the rally: “This law is unnecessary; it […]
MALALA YOUSAFZAI Motion by Dr JOHN KAYE, on behalf of Dr MEHREEN FARUQI, agreed to: That this House:(a) congratulates Malala Yousafzai on being awarded the Amnesty International’s highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, on 17 September 2013; (b) notes that Malala Yousafzai is a globally recognised campaigner for girls’ and women’s right to education […]
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My office, along with the Greens NSW Women’s group, held a community forum last week to highlight the negative consequences of this Bill, with speakers Dr Leslie Cannold, OB/GYN Dr Philippa Ramsay, and health law expert Julie Hamblin.
Irrespective of how carefully it’s worded, a bill currently before NSW Parliament to legally recognise foetal personhood in the Crimes Act can’t be considered ‘pro-choice’, writes Dr Mehreen Faruqi. Many experts and commentators have now argued that foetal personhood legislation such as Zoe’s Law is unnecessary and dangerous. However, proponents continue to claim that it […]