Last Week's Parliament

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Program cuts in the 2014-15 Budget - Smaller Government Reform Agenda,

03 May 2016

With reference to the following programs cut in the 2014-15 Budget as part of the Smaller Government Reform Agenda, can a list be provided of the annual budget (including operating costs and staff levels) for programs prior to their abolition?

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The Affordable Housing working group

03 May 2016

With reference to the Affordable Housing working group established in January 2016, who is representing homelessness?

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The National Housing Supply Council

03 May 2016

What data is Treasury compiling on the current national housing supply gap and by whom?

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Another Perth freight link government transparency refusal

03 May 2016

It has become a matter of routine for this government to defy such orders of the Senate. I thank the Australian Labor Party and I thank the majority of crossbenchers, who voted with the Greens in order to achieve some basic transparency on this government's plan to ram a freeway of between four and six lanes—it will not disclose—through the Beeliar Wetlands and the Beeliar Regional Park, destroying around 100 hectares of priceless and irreplaceable banksia woodland, and now apparently to dive a tunnel under the suburbs of North Lake and Palmyra and into East Fremantle before surfacing in East Fremantle, creating a catastrophic traffic jam and falling short of the entrance to the port of Fremantle by a kilometre or two.

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Why must we always force nuclear waste onto Aboriginal people?

03 May 2016

The long history of failed plans to locate national radioactive waste dumps here in Australia at multiple sites across South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia is disturbingly consistent: it is disproportionately Aboriginal land that is targeted, and Aboriginal communities who are expected to host the most dangerous categories of industrial waste that this society is capable of producing.

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Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners response to the National Radioactive Waste dump

02 May 2016

On the 27th of November 2015 the Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners released a statement outlining their opposition to the nomination of Barndioota station to host a National Radioactive Waste facility.

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