- Protect our land and water from mining.
- Honesty and integrity in politics
- Local jobs
- People before profits
- Improved heath and education services.



Thursday, 23 November 2017

Greens Status of Women Spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC to Visit Coffs Harbour to Join “Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence” on White Ribbon Day

Greens NSW Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, will speak at the ‘Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence’ event on the lawns of the Coffs Harbour Surf Club on November 25, from 11am to 1pm. The event has been organised by the Coffs Coast Community Against Domestic and Family Violence.

Dr Faruqi said:

“I look forward to supporting the Coffs Coast Community against Domestic and Family Violence who are rightly saying “Enough is enough” to domestic violence.


“Domestic and Family Violence are the most serious social and justice issues of our time. The whole community must come together and focus on an integrated, coordinated and collaborative approach to tackle the cycle of violence to eliminate the root causes.

“In NSW, three-quarters of all women killed die at the hands of someone they know. Around two in five of all assaults are domestic violence related, about 370 instances of domestic and family violence a day are dealt with by police but only half are reported.

“We are particularly failing regional women. Nineteen of the top 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) with the highest rate of domestic assaults are regional areas which are already suffering from a lack of services. Governments must also ensure that women who face a higher risk of violence including Aboriginal women, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women and women with a disability have access to tailored support and services,” she concluded.

When: Saturday 25th November, 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Lawns of the Coffs Harbour Surf Club

20 November 2017

Mehreen Faruqi MLC will be on the balcony of the Federal Hotel, Bellingen, for drinks with Greens and friends between 2.30 and 3.30 PM, Saturday, November 25. Mehreen is interested in our local issues such as the intensive logging of our forests, vegetation clearing laws and environmental degradation. She is also our Greens spokesperson on 'Women" and has campaigned strongly for marriage equality and the decriminalisation of abortion in NSW.

Her Greens NSW spokesperson responsibilities are:
Sat 14:30 · Balcony, Federal Hotel, Hyde St, Bellingen
 

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