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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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Nalder promised to save Point Peron - 50 years ago

Barnett government minister Dean Nalder's grandfather was the minister responsible for offering a deal to protect the crown land at Point Peron, a deal that is now being ripped up.

Sir Crawford Nalder, who as Acting Premier of Western Australia wrote to then Acting Prime Minister McEwen in June 1963 the letter of offer to the Commonwealth for the purchase of the land at Cape Peron. 

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam to attend community meeting on Point Peron

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam to attend community meeting on Point Peron


Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will join a community push for alternatives to the beleagured Point Peron canal development and private marina, at a public meeting in Rockingham on Wednesday night.

"This community meeting will take the fight against the unpopular Point Peron marina to a new level," he said.

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Greens win motion to provide certainty to nation’s homeless and service providers

Scott Ludlam 27 Nov 2014

The Greens have put the Abbott Government on notice to provide a statement on its long term commitment to homelessness and affordable housing today.

In a motion successfully passed with support of Labor, the Senate ordered the Government to clarify its commitment to affordable housing by Wednesday December 3, 2014.

The motion also ordered the Government to provide a statement clarifying the progress on negotiations on a new National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) which is set to expire in June 2015.

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