Last Week's Parliament

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Terror laws need thorough inquiry

25 Sep 2014

The government's Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill is a significant piece of legislation with serious implications for the rights and freedoms of Australians - they should not be rushed through Parliament without due consideration.

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Senate requests East West toll road business case

25 Sep 2014

The Senate has passed a Greens motion to force the tabling of documents that Infrastructure Australia has on the East West toll road.

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Let's get the transport mix right in our cities

25 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens spokesperson for Transport & Infrastructure, Senator Janet Rice, argues that we need to to get the mix of transport right in our regional and capital cities.

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Christine Milne: Australia must join the fight against Ebola [Motion]

25 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion to the Senate noting the dangerous spread of Ebola across West Africa and urges the Australian Government to contribute to the fight against Ebola.

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Christine Milne: Greens congratulate UN Climate Summit and People's Climate Marches [Motion]

25 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion into the Senate to congratulate the United Nations Climate Summit and to recognise the 700 000 people who took part in the People's climate Marches across the world.

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The National Party's schools policies sell out their own communities

24 Sep 2014

The National Party voted against their own NSW branch and against further funding for rural schools. Senator Penny Wright explains that rural schools across Australia will continue to be significantly disadvantaged as a direct result of the Abbott government's broken promises on the Gonski funding scheme.

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Tackling terrorism takes more than laws alone

24 Sep 2014

Senator Penny Wright responds to Attorney-General George Brandis's non-answers on national security measures.

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Greens call on government to redirect its $3 billion contribution for East West Link to public transport

24 Sep 2014

Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice moved a motion to redirect the $3 billion Commonwealth contribution for East West Link to public transport instead.

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Question Time: Penny asks George Brandis why his terror laws contradict expert advice

24 Sep 2014

Penny also asks when a new Independent National Security Legislation Monitor will be appointed and what funding the position will recieve.

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Congratulations to all SA students who entered the Australian Greens Makepeace Prize

24 Sep 2014

Senator Penny Wright speaks about her Makepeace Prize for South Australian school children and the thoughtful and inspiring entries.

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We can be vigilant against acts of terror without undermining the very freedoms we seek to protect

24 Sep 2014

Senator Penny Wright speaks on the most significant changes to security laws since the Howard Government.

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The Coalition's schools funding policies are increasing inequality

24 Sep 2014

Senator Penny Wright's motion calling on the Abbott Government directly address inequality in schools funding.

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