All the councillors in Wollongong are united in their opposition to the State Government's decision to ace the Free Green bus in Wollongong.
Read here the response from Greens State MP, Mehreen Faruqi.Read more
Wollongong Council wants to sell off 5 suburban plots that are currently public land. Council voted in favour 10:2 -- the 2 who opposed it were the two Greens Councillors, Cath Blakey and Mithra Cox.
Read the article by Kate McIlwain in The Illawarra Mercury, 31 October 2017Read more
Great outcome for Councillor Mithra Cox's first motion -- the council will fly the rainbow flag until 17 November.
Read the report by Kate McIlwain, The Illawarra Mercury, 30 October 2017Read more
The proposal by Greens Councillor Mithra Cox, that the rainbow flag should be flown on the Council Building until after the result of the postal survey, was passed 8:4, with heartfelt personal support from Labor Councillor Tania Brown.
Read the article by Agron Latifi in The Illawarra Mercury, 21 October 2017Read more
Greens Ward 1 Councillor Mithra Cox will call on Wollongong City Council to raise the rainbow flag above its headquarters as the marriage equality postal survey enters its final days. In her first notice of motion, Mithra has asked her colleagues to support her push to fly the LGBTQI symbol as a show of support for diversity across the city.
While motivated by the same-sex marriage postal survey, Ms Cox said her motion was “not advocating a Yes vote” –but was a show of support in a “difficult time”.
Read the article by Kate McIlwain in The Illawarra Mercury, 25 October 2017.Read more
Hundreds have rallied across New South Wales against the State Government's cuts to the National Parks and Wildlife service.
Hundreds have rallied against the cut of the budgets of National Parks and Wildlife. About $120m has been cut off the budget. Graham Burgess, National Parks Association Illawarra, says it will increase illegal activity. National Parks and Wildlife has stated that it will employ an additional 119 frontline employees, and is committed to maintaining and upgrading local walking tracks.
Watch report on 9 News Illawarra, 19 October, 2014Read more
University of Wollongong student Josh Bell is ‘’ecstatic’’ the Senate has passed a Greens/ALP motion calling on the government to abandon plans to cut public subsidies to university enabling programs and introduce fees for students for the first time.
Bell, the UOW Greens on Campus convenor said Wollongong and the Illawarra did not need the government making it harder for people to get an education.
Read the report by Agron Latifi in The Illawarra Mercury, 19 October 2017Read more
The Public Service Association (PSA) fears the NSW Government’s restructuring of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will cut jobs and jeopardise public safety.‘’The government is this year alone cutting another $121 million from the budget of NPWS,’’ PSA Illawarra regional co-ordinator Tony Heathwood said. Greens Ward 1 Councillor Mithra Cox was among those at a rally to support them.
Read the report by Agron Latifi in The Illawarra Mercury, 20 October 2017.Read more
Funding cuts to the National Parks is causing traffic problems in Austinmer, as Sublime Point becomes increasingly popular with sightseers and local exercisers.
That’s according to Greens Councillor Mithra Cox who says the cost-cutting is affecting local residents, our bushland is suffering and deer and weeds are spreading through our fragile ecosystem.
Read the Northern Illawarra report, 18 October 2017.Read more