Illawarra Greens. Social justice, environmental sustainability, peace and non-violence and grassroots democracy.

'Messed up': Mardi Gras strip searches slammed

"Witnessing people in line at Mardi Gras being taken away and strip-searched showed how messed up the government's priorities are towards meaningful public health reform."

"The government has refused to listen to the experts from the coronial inquest into deaths at music festivals ... and act upon the key recommendations that will reduce harm and save lives. All this does is force young people to consume all their drugs at once."

Cate Faehrmann, Greens member of the NSW Upper House.


Ms Faehrmann revealed a plan by her party to legalise nicotine vapes for people over the age of 18 to help reduce harms associated with the devices.
Story by Duncan Murray in the Illawarra Mercury, 28 February 2023.