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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.
 

Key Issues

Public high schools in the local area are full or fast filling up and families need new options. In Parliament I asked the Education Minister to allow Sydney Boys High School to increase local enrolments to provide additional capacity for the area. The Minister said he would consider the suggestion, which has the support of the school’s headmaster, and the parents and citizens association. Following a meeting with the Minister, Education Department, and City of Sydney a working party has been established to address the growing education needs of inner city families.

Crown Street Public School 165th Birthday

18 November 2014 I was proud to join the Crown Street Public School community and federal Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek to celebrate the opening of the school's new playground and library and their 165th birthday. In Parliament, I put on record the contribution of students, parents, teachers and staff who reflect the diversity and values of the inner city. My Community Recognition Statement is HERE.

Crown Street Public School 165th Anniversary

(Community Recognition Statement, 12 November 2014, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament) On behalf of the Sydney electorate I congratulate Crown Street Public School on its 165th birthday. Today, together with the Federal member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek, I joined in the celebrations, which included the opening of the school's new playground and library. Crown Street Primary has contributed to the fabric of the inner city for 165 years and the students, parents, teachers and staff reflect the diversity and values of the local area. I especially acknowledge the school's principal, Craig Nielsen, and parents and citizens president Ang Becroft on the great work they do for the school and local community.

Surry Hills’ Crown St Public, state’s third oldest school, celebrates a happy birthday

(James Gorman, 10 November 2014, Central) Sydney federal ALP MP Tanya Plibersek, Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Sydney state independent MP Alex Greenwich will all be celebrating the significant milestone for the institution as the third oldest school in NSW. Read article HERE.
My latest actions on Education.
I want to ensure Sydney is sustainable for the future, and will advocate for action on climate change, while ensuring the government gives households support and information to save money on electricity and gas bills. I will campaign hard for NSW to embrace renewable energy.

Improve Sydney’s Marine Biodiversity

18 November 2014 Learn about the Flowerpot Project, which creates artificial rock pools on seawalls to improve Sydney’s marine biodiversity. Express your views about the harbour environment through the survey HERE. Project details HERE.   

Marine Estate Management

(Questions Without Notice, 5 November 2014, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament) My question is directed to the Minister for Primary Industries. What is the status of the Government's response to the Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel's advice on the impacts of the amnesty on recreational fishing in shoreline sanctuary zones? When will the advice from 12 months ago be published?

Host a Climate Change Event

4 November 2014 During the G20 Summit, citizens will be holding their own events to discuss climate change because it is not on the world leaders’ agenda. You could host an event between Wednesday 12 and Saturday 15 November. Details HERE.
My latest actions on Environment.
As a member of the NSW Cross-Party Marriage Equality I am working to progress same-sex marriage in NSW. Soon I will introduce amendments to the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act to end discrimination against NSW LGBTI high School Students. The NSW Parliament recently unanimously supported my motions welcoming openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson to NSW and acknowledging the important work done by ACON towards HIV/AIDS prevention and education. I am also working towards greater recognition and protection for the Trans and Intersex communities in NSW laws.

A victory in the battle for same sex marriage in New South Wales

(Elliott Brennan, 20 November 2014, City News) A victory in the battle for same sex marriage in New South Wales Under new State legislation, NSW will now recognise the legitimacy of homosexual marriages that take place overseas. The change to the Relationships Register Amendment (Recognition of Same-sex and Gender-diverse Relationships) Bill 2014 was put forward by the Independent Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich. Read full article HERE.

Overseas same-sex marriages to be protected under NSW law

(Elias Jahshan, 13 November 2014, Star Observer) SAME-sex couples in NSW who married overseas can now have their marital status recognised under the NSW Relationships Register. The news comes after Sydney state independent MP Alex Greenwich won government support to allow this,  in response to his Relationships Register Amendment (Recognition of Same-sex and Gender-diverse Relationships) Bill 2014. Read full article HERE.    

NSW Relationship Register to recognise same sex couples who marry overseas

18 November 2014 I won Government support for changes the NSW Relationship Register  to recognise same sex couples who marry overseas. A growing number of NSW citizens must travel overseas to get married while waiting for the federal government to embrace marriage equality. You can read and watch my speech HERE and my press release along with links to the newly updated forms and criteria is HERE. 
My latest actions on Equality.