October 30, 2014. MEDIA RELEASE After strong community campaigning, funding has been restored to a number of women’s specialist services in the electorate of Balmain and inner Sydney.
Full funding and buildings have been restored to Detour House, Young People’s Refuge, Stepping Out and Community Restorative Centre women’s program in the Balmain electorate.
Greens MP Jamie Parker has welcomed the restoration of funding to some local services, but says “It’s disappointing that it took months of community campaigning and involved an incredible lack of certainty for clients and workers to get the government to see the importance of these vital services."
October 30, 2014. MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Senate has passed a Greens’ motion calling on the NSW government to reverse its policy of selling public housing and to continue funding the Glebe Community Development Project.
Greens MP Jamie Parker said, “This motion highlights the national importance of the Glebe Estate and the need to keep up the effort to stop both NSW Labor and the Liberal government selling it off.