Cate Faehrmann is a passionate environmentalist and social justice advocate. She has been a Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council since 2010.
During her time in Parliament, Cate has been a strong advocate for the environment, including working to protect national parks and marine protected areas, fighting for tougher pollution laws and campaigning around animal welfare. She fights hard for increased public transport investment, including light rail and cycling infrastructure.
Cate has been consulting on, and campaigning for, dying with dignity laws since entering Parliament and plans to introduce a bill to bring about this much-needed change in 2013.
Some of her recent achievements include winning support for a Greens motion in the NSW Upper House calling on the Commonwealth to support marriage equality and exposing hidden plans to drill for coal seam gas in St Peters, in Sydney's inner west.
Prior to entering Parliament, Cate headed up the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, was a founding director of GetUp!, and a Board member of the NSW Environmental Defenders' Office. She has also managed Greens election campaigns and media strategies in New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Cate is passionate about building social movements and empowering communities to make positive change. One of her initiatives, Walk Against Warming, became Australia’s biggest community day of action on climate change, mobilising over 100,000 Australians to take action.