Position Vacant - Chief of Staff (Communications)

12 Mar 2015

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is seeking an energetic person to take on the role of Chief of Staff (Communications) in her office. In undertaking this senior role, the Chief of Staff will provide key strategic advice to the Senator while managing the Senator's various media engagements.


Balancing the needs of today with the needs of tomorrow

04 Mar 2015

'If we practice kindness and fairness, I believe we can meet the challenges this century undoubtedly brings us'. Senator Wright reflects on three years in politics and what's ahead.


Estimates: Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Australian Electoral Commission)

04 Mar 2015

Lee questions the AEC on its handling of discrepancies between donor and recipient records of political donations and also how it views amendments made to these records.


Speech: Nigel Hadgkiss’ Vendetta Against Unions

03 Mar 2015

Lee gives a speech in the Senate on Nigel Hadgkiss’ vendetta against unions


Politics in the Pub: issues facing young people

10 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm

Join Adam Bandt, Senator Janet Rice and the Victorian Young Greens to discuss some of the major issues facing students and young people.


Senate votes to initiate historic Inquiry into Regional Capitals in Australia

11 Feb 2015

The Greens Senator for Tasmania, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson today was successful in securing a Senate Inquiry into regional capitals in Australia.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “In this parliament we spend a lot of time developing policy for big cities and quite a bit of time on rural policies, especially relating to agriculture, but we spend no time at all on the special needs of the unique middle-sized cities dotted around our country.


Investment in science and research at lowest levels under Abbott Government

09 Feb 2015

Senator Wright speaks to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014



Politics Pub Sydney - Metadata Retention

05 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm

Metadata Retention, Global Surveillance & The TPP - what's at stake and how do we fix it?

1. Senator Scott Ludlam: Australian Greens (communications portfolio).
2. Samantha Castro: WACA (Whistleblowers, Activists, Citizens Alliance).
3. Philip Dorling: author, ex DFAT policy advisor & national affairs correspondent for Canberra Times.


Abbott Budget hurt Australia’s youth: Senate Committee

04 Feb 2015

The Senate Select Committee on the Abbott Government’s Budget Cuts today released a report into the impact of the budget on young people. Chair of the committee, Senator Richard Di Natale said that young Australians were some of the hardest hit by the budget.

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