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Turnbull government’s ultimate insult to Williamtown

MEDIA RELEASE - 6 February 2018

Turnbull government’s ultimate insult to Williamtown

Commenting on the Turnbull government’s weak explanation regarding what consideration has been given to addressing the financial impacts of the Williamtown contamination, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said the government’s lack of a plan was deeply insulting and would add to the hardship and uncertainty local residents and businesses are coping with.

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Williamtown contamination impact report due February 5 – Turnbull govt must honour Senate motion

MEDIA RELEASE - 2 February 2018

Williamtown contamination impact report due February 5 – Turnbull govt must honour Senate motion

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has warned that if the Turnbull government fails to honour the 5 February deadline for its report on the financial impacts of the Williamtown contamination scandal it will cause more distress and uncertainty for local residents. 

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Lee Rhiannon calls on the University of Wollongong to restore student democracy

Lee Rhiannon calls on the University of Wollongong to restore student democracy

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has condemned the decision of senior management at the University of Wollongong to replace a democratically elected student president and is calling on Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings to restore student democracy after the overturning of results of the recent Wollongong Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA) election.

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Senate puts deadline on Turnbull government’s response to Williamtown

Lee Rhiannon 7 Dec 2017

MEDIA RELEASE - 7 December 2017

Senate puts deadline on Turnbull government’s response to Williamtown

The Senate has called on the Turnbull government to explain how it will address financial impacts from the Williamtown contamination scandal by 5 February, 2018.

Commenting on the Greens/ALP motion, Greens Senator for NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said it was time to give residents some certainty.

“At Tuesday’s public meeting, residents pleaded for answers from Department of Defence officials,” said Senator Rhiannon.

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Trump Jerusalem move a distraction for home; but Palestinian resistance will triumph

Lee Rhiannon 7 Dec 2017

Media Release - 7 December 2017

Trump Jerusalem move a distraction for home; but Palestinian resistance will triumph

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv.

Senator Rhiannon said, “Civil society has always been the defender of justice for Palestine, and this current move by Trump will not stop that. Resistance endures and the Palestinian resistance will triumph.

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Motion: Williamtown Red Zone Expansion

Lee Rhiannon 7 Dec 2017

On Wednesday, 6 December 2017, Lee successfully moved the following in the Australian Senate. 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales): I, and also on behalf of Senator Singh, move:

That the Senate—

(a) Notes that:

(i) The 2016 Senate inquiry into contamination of Australia's Defence Force facilities and other Commonwealth, state and territory sites in Australia concluded that there were many points of failure in the Department of Defence’s response to PFOS/PFOA contamination at RAAF Williamtown;

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