Speeches

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 amends the Act that underpins planning regulations in New South Wales. These measures aim to tidy and to streamline planning processes across the State. I will briefly address some of the elements of the bill that may have the greatest impact. 

November 15, 2017

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Jo continues to defend our bus systems from privatisation. Privatisation of public buses has not worked, either overseas or in New South Wales. This is an embarrassing record, but still the transport Minister thinks he is onto a good thing. Enough is enough. If it is good enough to listen to a poll and name a new ferry Ferry McFerryface, then it is good enough to listen to the 20,000-plus residents who have signed these petitions. It is time the Minister admitted his mistakes and left our Inner West buses in public hands.

November 14, 2017

Speeches

Labor will put Anthony Roberts' Sydenham to Bansktown plans for mass rezoning in the shredder. 

October 20, 2017

Speeches

Notice of Motion regarding student concessions.

October 19, 2017

Speeches

Notice of Motion regarding motorway exhaust stacks.

October 19, 2017

Speeches

Question on Notice to the Minister for Resources, Energy and Utilities and Minister for the Arts regarding the cost of dredging Hawthorne Canal.

October 19, 2017

Speeches

The Fair Trading Amendment (Ticket Scalping and Gift Cards) Bill 2017 seeks to address growing problems with ticket reselling, or scalping, using so-called bots and associated technology. The bill also prohibits the sale of gift cards with an expiry of less than three years. 

October 18, 2017

Speeches

Over the past 48 hours, news feeds across the globe have been filled with two simple words, "Me too"—women sharing personal stories of sexual harassment, abuse, violence and rape. It makes for harrowing reading, but it is a deeply personal reminder of the extent of the sexualised violence women face. Unsurprisingly, many tell of harassment in the workplace. 

October 18, 2017

Speeches

By leave: Autism affects one in 100 children in Australia, and the rate is increasing. Kids with autism often are misunderstood. They are not naughty, but they can find it difficult to cope in new situations or struggle to communicate. Many parents and carers with children diagnosed with autism still face social isolation and have a desire to connect with others who are experiencing the same challenges.

October 18, 2017

Speeches

Notice of Motion regarding Inner West Sydney Clearways.

October 18, 2017