The seat of Balmain sits on a knife edge, but Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, who has held the seat for four years, is buoyed by overwhelming community support.
“The Greens have had a significant and positive impact in Balmain in just four years. I've worked tirelessly with the community to notch up win after win for local people against many bad decisions. Decisions most often supported by both of the old political party machines,” said Mr Parker at a voting booth in Leichhardt.
In this election your vote is powerful. In this election you can do something no one else can.
You will decide if we keep a Greens MP as a strong, independent voice in the middle of parliament, or elect just another Liberal or Labor MP under the sway of the factions.
Over the past four years, Jamie has delivered a strong record of achievements, and stood up to vested interests and the poor decisions of the Liberal government.
The Greens have never taken a dollar from a developer, and you can count on Jamie to stand up for our community and protect the things that make it so special.
A SIGNIFICANT RECORD
Working with our local community, Jamie:
▲ Campaigned successfully for the light rail extension to Dulwich Hill ▲ Won a full feasibility study to extend light rail along Parramatta Road ▲ Drove the campaign to expose the culture of corruption in NSW Parliament ▲ Helped restore funding to local women’s and young peoples’ refuges ▲ Secured funds to upgrade ferry services ▲ Saved Glebe Youth Service from eviction ▲ Saved a vital lung program at Balmain Hospital
Some of Jamie’s resolutions passed in Parliament include:
▲ Investing in pre-school education ▲ Securing ICAC funding now and in the future ▲ Improving local public transport ▲ Protecting wages and conditions
Jamie has delivered almost one million dollars in grants funding to local schools, environment projects, sporting clubs, women’s refuges and childcare centres.
MP calls for mix of homes on land site by Sarah Sharples
Published March 24, 2015
With a huge backlog of people waiting for public housing, Balmain state Greens MP Jamie Parker is concerned fewer public housing tenants will be provided for with the development of a former estate in Glebe.
More than 100 Sydneysiders have resolved to oppose the sale of the Powerhouse building and support cultural facilities in Western Sydney in a public meeting against plans to convert the Sydney landmark into apartments, Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, said.
The state’s top planning body, the Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC), is a rubber stamp for developers and must be radically overhauled before it is allowed to approve projects for the Bays Precinct development, Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, said today.
“Labor and Liberal in NSW have only promised low-sulphur fuel for ships so far, but the vote of their federal counterparts shows their true colours - a complete lack of commitment to stop this health hazard," said Mr Parker.
Labor has voted with the Abbott government against a Greens Senate motion on pollution from cruise ships in White Bay, Balmain which is reportedly causing widespread health problems.
GREENS WELCOME ULTRA LOW SULPHUR FUEL FOR WHITE BAY, BUT SHORE POWER CRITICAL
Cruise ships will be forced to use ultra low sulphur diesel while moored at White Bay in as little as nine weeks, offering some relief for nearby residents from toxic engine fumes, Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP announced today.