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Senator Steele-John's response to NDIA Leadership changes

After years of campaigning with a united voice of Nothing About Us Without Us, the disability community and Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John welcome the appointment of more disabled people into leadership positions in the NDIA. 

Lines attributed to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Disabled Person and Australian Greens spokesperson for Disability Rights and Services. 

“Today, like many in our community, I am feeling relief that finally, we have some more disabled people in leadership positions within the National Disability Insurance Agency.

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Abolishing the Cashless Debit Card is a start, but we must end all compulsory income management

Australian Greens Social Services spokesperson Senator Janet Rice has welcomed the end of the cashless debit card in four affected communities, and funding for services in these  communities, but is calling for an end to all compulsory income management. 


Senator Rice said:


“The Greens are glad to see that Labor has responded to the calls from impacted communities to provide funding for extra services as the CDC is repealed. 


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Condolence speech for Queen Elizabeth II

I rise to give my condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth the Second, and to extend my sympathies to her family and those who knew her personally.

Elizabeth Windsor became the Queen of Australia in 1952 and reigned for 70 years. During that time, extraordinary changes occurred in our nation, and in her empire. Many colonised nations sought and achieved independence, and many more signalled their intention to break from the United Kingdom.

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The Munupi Clan defeats a fossil fuel giant

Dorinda Cox 21 Sep 2022

In a landmark hearing, Federal Court Justice Mordecai Bromberg, has ruled Santos failed to consult with Traditional Owners over its Barossa gas project. 

As a result Santos’ approval for the project from the offshore regulator, NOPSEMA, has been ruled invalid and it must stop drilling in the region. 

The following lines are attributable to Yamatji-Noongar Senator Dorinda Cox, the Greens spokesperson for resources:

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Australian Greens to introduce Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill

The Greens will introduce the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill to deliver 26 weeks of paid leave paid at replacement wage capped, with super paid on leave, and ‘use it or lose it’ incentives for partners to encourage shared parenting.

Lines attributable to Greens leader in the senate and spokesperson on women Senator Larissa Waters 

“Fairer paid parental leave is a no-brainer that benefits everyone - parents, children and the economy. And if we scrap the Stage 3 tax cuts, we can easily afford it.

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Animal welfare documents reveal sickening cruelty

Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for animal welfare, has reacted to the release of all 8015 pages of the 2020 and 2021 animal welfare incident reports from Australian export abattoirs. The documents have been published in response to Senator Faruqi’s long-overdue order for production of documents.

Senator Faruqi said:

“I’m appalled by the cruelty detailed in these reports. It’s sickening to see the avoidable suffering of thousands of animals.”

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Destructive ‘Burrup Hub’ finally under investigation

Dorinda Cox 15 Sep 2022

Save Our Songlines, a grassroots campaign led by Murujuga Traditional Custodians, remains vigilant in its fight to protect their sacred rock art and song lines from the ‘Burrup Hub’, which includes Woodside’s Scarborough gas project and Perdaman’s urea plant.

Federal Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has bowed to pressure from the campaign and granted a full assessment of the impact of all industry in the Burrup Peninsula on cultural heritage, under Section 10 of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act (ATSIHPA).

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