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Cowper - Greens Senate team joins local candidate on election campaign trail

The Greens NSW Senate team are spending the first week of the election campaign on the mid north coast working with Carol Vernon, Greens candidate for Cowper.

Ms Vernon said “We will be talking to voters about the Greens plan to clean up politics, boost jobs on the mid north coast, expand renewable energy, start construction of High Speed Rail and back more funding for TAFE. 

“We have a jam packed program for our Senate team and we will be working from one end of the electorate to the other visiting all the main towns. 

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IT’S ON: Greens offer courage & vision in face of double disappointment

The Australian Greens have welcomed the election being called today, saying Australians deserve better than the double-disappointment they're getting from the Liberal-National Coalition and Labor.

"Global warming, the unprecedented number of people seeking asylum around the world, inequality, transforming our economy: these are the challenges of our time and it's the Greens who are providing leadership," said Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

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WA Greens ready for election 2016

Scott Ludlam 8 May 2016

Climate change, refugees, housing affordability, inequality and threats to our environment have galvanised the largest grassroots campaign ever organised by the Greens (WA) with hundreds of volunteers already doorknocking and phone banking for the upcoming election.

“We are ready. We have been preparing the Greens biggest grass-roots, volunteer driven campaign ever organised in WA. I am incredibly excited,” said Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

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Williamtown in crisis, Turnbull government offers peanuts

Lee Rhiannon 6 May 2016

State Liberal MP Niall Blair has admitted in parliament that there is tension between the Baird and Turnbull governments over the federal government’s response to the contamination crisis at Williamtown and other sites, Greens NSW Senator said today.

‘Clearly there is enormous tension between the state and federal Liberal-National governments on this matter.

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Final Budget of Abbott-Turnbull government lays bare the economic policy failures for Tasmania

Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, says that last night’s Federal Budget is an admission of failure by the Liberals to deliver for Tasmania's economy.

“First the Government wound up their $6.5 million employment incentive aimed at attracting 2000 jobs; it ending up employing just 160 people.

“The Cadbury’s $15 million grant was a farce from beginning to end. A cent of the money has been yet to be spent despite the Government’s term effectively being over.

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Turnbull rules for rich - $6 b ripped out education, health; $12b tax breaks for business

Lee Rhiannon 4 May 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first budget that will drive increasing inequality with its tax breaks for the very wealthy is a reminder why this budget should be the last for this Liberal-National government, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said. 

“This is a cruel budget that rips $6b out of education, health, welfare and the public sector while handing over $12b in tax cuts and tax breaks for companies and the very wealthy,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

“This budget is a huge setback for the people of NSW. 

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Greens May Day candidate launch - workers' rights priority for Blaxland, Senate campaign

Lee Rhiannon 1 May 2016

The Greens chose the eve of May Day to launch their Blaxland campaign with Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon indicating strong support for Blaxland candidate Suzan Virago's commitment to workers' rights. 

At the launch Senator Rhiannon and Ms Virago both spoke in support of the union movement, the rights of working people and the Greens new policy to expand the rights of casual workers. 

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Greens push to keep deficit levy – revenue raiser for Hunter schools, hospitals

Lee Rhiannon 21 Apr 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said today that the Greens plan to make the deficit levy permanent will raise revenue Hunter schools and hospitals desperately need.

“The Greens have been pushing the Turnbull government and the Labor opposition to make the deficit levy permanent, as well as establishing a millionaires’ tax. 

“So it is good news to hear that opposition leader Bill Shorten has confirmed that Labor will consider making the deficit levy permanent.  

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Mayor Betts fails to guarantee community use for Bondi Pavilion

Lee Rhiannon 20 Apr 2016

Commenting on last night’s Waverley Council meeting, where the Council voted to proceed with a $38 million project to redevelop Bondi Pavilion, Senator Lee Rhiannon said: 

“Last night’s meeting did nothing to ease our concerns about Bondi Pavilion being commercialised or privatised by stealth. 

“The community are passionate about retaining the Pavilion for public use and the fight to retain the Pavilion as a community facility is not over. 

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