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The bill before the House today tips the balance even further towards a law and order approach to  illicit drugs.

November 19, 2020

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When managing complex health questions, it is critical that we bring all the voices to the table and chart an approach that gives frontline workers security, while also continuing our good work in stemming the spread of bloodborne viruses and ensuring that those in our community who live with a bloodborne disease are treated with dignity, compassion and respect.

November 18, 2020

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I am hopeful that this moment in the New South Wales Parliament signals a new chapter in climate policy when true optimistic and genuine bipartisanship help us turn the page and gets us moving when it really counts.

November 17, 2020

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The Local Land Services Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 purports to streamline the processes by which farmers and forestry managers conduct normal agricultural processes or allowable activities by decoupling the Local Land Services Act and the State Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. 

October 22, 2020

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I represent a diverse and inclusive community that prides itself on being a welcoming, safe place for people who identify as transgender, gender diverse or non-binary. In our community, and across New South Wales, gender diverse people are loved and valued.

October 21, 2020

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Recently I spoke to a number of TAFE teachers who discussed with me the complete lack of resources available to TAFE students. There is a clear disconnect that exists between TAFE management and the day‑to‑day reality of the learning environment.

October 21, 2020

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The difference between the policies of the Labor Opposition and the Government on land clearing and koala protection could not be more stark. Labor has long fought this Government on its appalling record and approach to land clearing and to biodiversity protection. Labor understands the value of protecting our unique and iconic native species but, unlike the Government, we also understand what it takes to do so: stopping habitat destruction, reversing the tragic loss of our native forest and facing head-on the many threats caused by climate change.

October 21, 2020

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I contribute to debate on the Liquor Amendment (24‑hour Economy) Bill 2020. The year 2020 has not exactly given us much to laugh about. However, one of my favourite memes doing the rounds suggests that when figuring out the best way to shut down a city and impose a night‑time curfew Victorian Premier Dan Andrews asked New South Wales. For far too long Sydney has risked its reputation as a fun, safe and noisy global city through its approach to liquor regulation and its refusal to acknowledge the benefits of its night-time economy.

October 14, 2020

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This bill is about transforming a disused rail line into a key dynamic and living piece of active transport infrastructure. It will create jobs and opportunity, both during construction and into the future. It will enhance protections for the heritage elements along the line and create a fascinating story for future generations.

September 23, 2020

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While we need to strengthen the systems of reporting of sexual abuse and domestic violence, it is also critical that we respect the wishes of survivors. This bill clearly acknowledges that currently survivors may choose not to report crimes if they believe the person they are disclosing to risks being prosecuted themselves or may act against their wishes and report the crime to police without their consent.

September 22, 2020