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Zoe's Law Crime Amendments

Frustrated by the tabling of the Zoe’s Law Crime Amendments Bill, Abigail spoke firmly against this regressive proposal that would infringe on the rights of women and those with uteruses to make decisions about their own body.

Abortion Law Reform

Angered by the misogynistic discourse during the reproductive healthcare debate, Abigail used her Adjournment Speech to share her personal experiences with sexual violence and pregnancy and why we need to trust women and those with uteruses to make decisions about their bodies.

Coal Industry

Today, Abigail asked whether the Government was weighing the negative environmental and economic impacts that coal projects would have on future generations in it’s decision making process.

Greens celebrate community win at Bylong

The NSW Independent Planning Commission has rejected the development of the a massive coal mine in Bylong valley near Mudgee because of significant concerns about environmental impacts, including on climate change, and the costs to future generations.

Deputy Premier won’t step in to protect Central Coast drinking water from mining contamination

This morning in budget estimates Greens NSW upper house MP and spokesperson for Mining and the Central Coast, Abigail Boyd, demanded answers from NSW Deputy Premier, and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry & Trade, John Barilaro, as to how his government would ensure the Central Coast water catchment would be protected if the Wallarah 2 coal mine goes ahead.

Power Station Contamination

Backed by newfound information that the NSW Government was liable for potential contamination at numerous coal-fired power stations, Abigail successfully moved that further contracts and documents related to costs be made publicly available.

Inquiry into the Sydenham-Bankstown Line Conversion

A NSW Upper House committee has commenced an inquiry into the planned conversion of the Sydenham-Bankstown Line from heavy rail to metro. The inquiry, chaired by Greens MP Abigail Boyd, will examine decision making in relation to the transport project, including whether alternatives were considered to improve capacity and reduce congestion on that line.

Manufacturing Jobs Motion

Speaking in support of a manufacturing jobs motion put forward by the Opposition, Abigail today spoke of the short-sightedness of the Government’s continued obsession with coal at the expense of a jobs-rich renewable energy sector.

NSW government wants to jail people blowing the whistle on animal cruelty

The Coalition government wants to jail people for blowing the whistle on animal cruelty. These aggressive laws threaten three years imprisonment for entering factory farms and showing the world the reality of cruel industrial farming practices.These laws announced today by the NSW Nationals Leader and Deputy Premier are a cynical play to threaten animal activists and stop them campaigning for greater transparency and cruelty free farming.

Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill 2019

As one of the Bills official co-sponsors, Abigail rose to speak in strong support of reproductive healthcare reform, the rights of women and those with uteresuses and of the need to trust individuals to make decisions about what to do with their own bodies.

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