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Labor takes millions from casinos; fails to support Senate inquiry into casinos

Lee Rhiannon 19 Oct 2017

MEDIA RELEASE - 19 October 2017

Labor takes millions from casinos; fails to support Senate inquiry into casinos

Labor’s decision to not support a Senate inquiry into casinos after two decades of accepting millions of dollars of donations from the industry reflects poorly on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens gambling spokesperson said.

“The only thing stopping a full Senate inquiry into casinos is the Labor Party,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Senate rejects Dutton’s divisive Citizenship Bill

The Senate’s rejection of Peter Dutton’s divisive and hateful changes to citizenship laws is a huge win for multicultural Australia, Greens Immigration and Citizenship spokesperson Nick McKim says.

“Today, the people of Australia have shown what we can achieve when we stand together,” Senator McKim said.

“People who are working, studying and raising families in Australia can now get on with their lives and make choices about their future after they were so unfairly put on hold for months.”

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NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘National Energy Guarantee’ could see some states directed to have less renewable energy and that government talk of ‘backending’ emissions cuts was dangerous.

State-based schemes:

“This policy that’s been cooked up on the run is also going to cook the planet,” said Mr Bandt.

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Liberal Government teams up with One Nation to hack away at the ABC

The ideological attacks on the ABC that the One Nation political party secured from the Liberal Government are well on their way to being enacted with legislation being introduced into the Senate today.

“Australians love and trust the ABC and are sick of seeing the public broadcaster used as political punching bag,” Greens communications spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The Greens will fight to protect the ABC from this blatant ideological attack and will do everything we can to save our public broadcaster from the Government and One Nation’s axe.

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Adjournment Speech: NSW Teachers Federation

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (20:47): I congratulate the New South Wales Teachers Federation on a significant outcome in a recent New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission settlement. This settlement secures continuity of learning for tens of thousands of school students through increased permanency of teacher employment in New South Wales public schools.

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