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Media

Inquiry hears of massive toll of Westconnex on communities

NSW Greens Transport Spokeswoman Cate Faehrmann has branded the troubled Westconnex toll road a textbook example of Government mismanagement, poor planning and skewed priorities following the first day of public hearings at the NSW...

Time to reduce harm from drugs as long weekend kicks off music festival season: Greens

With several music festivals across the state this long weekend, Greens MP and spokesperson for drug law reform Cate Faehrmann has called for a harm minimisation approach for drug use, including pill-testing, to ensure the safety of attendees....

NSW Government Blocks Support for Richmond River

NSW Government Blocks Support for Richmond River The government has just blocked a motion in the NSW Legislative Council calling on the NSW Government to protect the Richmond River, demonstrating its complete disregard for the health of a river...

Greens MP condemns government’s ludicrous and naïve response to drug deaths, calls for pill testing in NSW

The Premier’s response to the tragic deaths of two young people at the Defqon dance party on the weekend shows the Premier’s naivety when it comes to young people and safe drug use, Greens NSW MP and spokesperson for drug law reform Cate Faehrmann said. “These deaths...

$2.6 Billion Sydney Airport Gateway Spend Irresponsible – Greens

The government’s announcement by the NSW Roads Minister that the Gateway project to Sydney Airport will cost taxpayers $2.6 billion demonstrates yet again the extraordinary cost blowout of Westconnex at the expense of public transport solutions, the Greens NSW said...

Sydney Airport Masterplan is a plan for chaos and congestion

Sydney Airport Masterplan is a plan for chaos and congestion Greens MP and transport spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has slammed the new Sydney Airport Master Plan 2039 as recipe for chaos and congestion. The plan forecasts total air passenger numbers at...

My speeches

Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Bill 2018

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN (18:20): I speak on the Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Bill 2018, which is a bill for an Act to constitute and confer functions on the Western City and Aerotropolis Authority. This bill establishes a new government agency that...

Deaths at Defqon .1.

Last weekend two more young lives were tragically lost to drugs. This time at the Defqon.1 dance music festival in Penrith. What’s particularly tragic about these deaths is that they may have been avoidable if governments pulled their heads out of the sand...

“Not a first speech” speech

I’d like to begin by acknowledging we’re gathering here on the traditional land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. This was, is and always will be Aboriginal land....

Valedictory Speech – June 2013

The Hon. CATE FAEHRMANN (Valedictory Speech) [3.28 p.m.]: Mr President— The Hon. Trevor Khan: Is this it? The Hon. CATE FAEHRMANN: Yes, this is it. This afternoon I make what will be my final address in this place. While my time here has been relatively short, much...

First Speech – September 2010

Ms CATE FAEHRMANN [5.02 p.m.] (Inaugural Speech): I would very much like to begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, whose land we stand on today, and I pay my respects to their traditions and customs and to their elders, past, present and future....