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Rachel Celebrates a Decade in the Senate

30 Jun 2015

Senator Rachel Siewert has celebrated a decade in the Senate, with family, friends and supporters gathering in Perth.

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Mafia political donation scandal - Abbott and Shorten must act

30 Jun 2015

The Prime Minister and leader of the opposition would be wise to move quickly to clean up electoral funding laws following the reports linking major political fund raising with a campaign to allow a known mafia figure to stay in Australia.

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Hunt’s announcement of review into Marine Debris is welcome but months overdue

29 Jun 2015

Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the belated announcement by the Environment Minister that a review of the Marine Debris Threat Abatement Plan has been completed.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Last October, in Senate Estimates, I asked if the review into the Threat Abatement Plan into Marine Debris was underway. The department official replied that the review was underway and would be completed by the end of that calendar year.

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ALERT: Senator Lee Rhiannon tours Central NSW community campaigns

29 Jun 2015

Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon in Western NSW for meetings with councillors and to offer support to local campaigns.

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Greens: ABS survey shows we must be vigilant when ensuring the best outcomes for people with disability

29 Jun 2015

A survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that reveals worrying trends for people with disability accessing health care is a huge cause for concern and must prompt close scrutiny of the barriers as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out nationwide, says Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

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Healthy climate means healthy economy: Greens welcome Climate Roundtable

29 Jun 2015

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has welcomed the formation of the Australian Climate Roundtable, commending the business community for recognising the gains to be had in transitioning to a low-pollution economy.

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