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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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Stop NSW public housing sell-off - Senate backs Greens motion

Lee Rhiannon 29 Oct 2014

The Australian Senate has passed a Greens’ motion calling on the NSW government to reverse its policy of selling public housing and to continue funding the Glebe Community Development Project.

Greens Balmain MP Jamie Parker has welcomed the Senate's support for public housing in Glebe.

“This is a small but important victory for the Glebe Community Development Project,” NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

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Container Deposit Scheme is the most effective way to clean up Tasmania

In response to the release of the National Litter Index by Keep Australia Beautiful and comments by Tasmanian Environment Minister Matthew Groom, Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson made the following comments:

"Keep Australia Beautiful is funded by the beverage industry who are opposed to effective recycling initiatives such as a container deposit reward scheme. Their litter index methodology is fundamentally flawed and doesn't accurately represent the litter problem.

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Contentious Hazelmere plant granted funding even in absence of environmental and health approvals


DATE ASKED: 2 July 2014


SENATOR SCOTT LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry on 2 July 2014:

With reference to the Hazelmere Wood Waste to Energy Plant proposed by the Eastern  Metropolitan Regional Council and Anzac Pty Ltd in Perth (the project):

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