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Time is Now for Light Rail Reboot

Scott Ludlam 17 Mar 2015

 

WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has backed a significant campaign from the Western Australian business community confirming that an electric light rail network is critical to Perth’s growth and development as a healthier, more prosperous community.

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Adjournment speech: New South Wales State Election

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (22:19): The New South Wales Liberal and National parties are hell-bent on selling off our collective wealth. While Premier Michael Baird might put a smiley face on the harsh coalition policies, he is not dissimilar from his friend and neighbour, Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Privatisation is a key election platform for the NSW Liberal and National parties. Support for big business, particularly by opening up the sale of public services and assets, is the foundation of the New South Wales coalition government.

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Hockey created his own housing affordability crisis

Scott Ludlam 12 Mar 2015

 

Young people wouldn’t need to raid their financial security if Joe Hockey hadn’t scrapped a raft of housing affordability schemes in last year’s budget including the First Home buyer’s savings scheme said Greens housing spokesperson Scott Ludlam.

“Joe Hockey is desperately trying to fill a vacuum with failed policy after scrapping housing affordability programs that were working in last year’s Budget,” he said.

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Homeless services suffer from Government infighting

Scott Ludlam 9 Feb 2015

The shambolic melt-down of the Abbott Government has thrown further doubt over crucial funding to every homeless service in the country.

For the first time, dozens of homeless services have signed an open letter to Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison, demanding funding continuity beyond June 30, 2015.

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