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Youth Unemployment crisis: training, jobs needed

The Australian Greens have called on government and business to outline a path towards reigning in the growing youth unemployment rate in Australia.

"Soaring youth unemployment is a major issue facing our nation," the Greens' Finance and Youth spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

"Rather than beating up on young people, calling them lazy and taking away essential income support, the government should be building them a genuine pathway towards employment.

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Speech: A New Prime Minister

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:23):

We have been told he is a conviction politician with a grown-up approach to policy. The walk, the words and the delivery might be very different from those of the former Prime Minister, Mr Abbott. But the new Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull, is just another leader of the same Liberal Party that specialises in cruel, discriminatory policies. Mr Turnbull is my local MP. There should be no honeymoon for this new Prime Minister. For the member for Wentworth, the warning bells should ring loud and clear.

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Bsafe Program

Lee Rhiannon 24 Jul 2013

Senator RHIANNON

by leave—I move:

That the Senate take note of the document.

I was interested to read the comments of Mr Jason Clare on the Bsafe program in his letter of 6 July. While it gave some information, it was certainly disappointing that, yet again, the federal government has knocked back the opportunity to look at ways to support this really excellent program.

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