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Greens Senator Rhiannon in Tamworth on jobs, live exports, Leyonhjelm and guns

Lee Rhiannon 29 Jun 2016

Senator Lee Rhiannon will hold a press conference before “Give our kids a start” rally with Greens candidate for New England Mercurius Goldstein. 

Senator Rhiannon will comment on 

  • Senator Leyonhjelm links to dangerous fringe gun culture
  • Why Turnbull/Shorten under pressure to back a National ICAC
  • Support for “Give our kids a start” union rally outside Joyce office

WHEN:  10.45am Wednesday 29 June

WHERE:  Barnaby Joyce’s office White St, Tamworth 

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An independent alone cannot save TAFE or protect farms

Lee Rhiannon 28 Jun 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has backed the call from New England Greens candidate Mercurius Goldstein for voters to support the Greens before independent candidates.

"A vote for the Greens in New England is a vote for TAFE, a vote to secure Australia's farming future through sustainable agriculture, to protect the Liverpool Plains from coal mines and CSG, and to ensure we develop local jobs in the local livestock industry," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Rhiannon backs Carol Vernon on why vote for Greens before independents

Lee Rhiannon 27 Jun 2016

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27 June 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has given strong backing to the call from Cowper Greens candidate Carol Vernon for voters to support the Greens before independent candidates as the way to achieve the best outcome for local communities and the environment.

"A vote for Greens Cowper candidate Carol Vernon is a vote for policies that will rebuild and expand public services for the people of the mid north coast," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Greens a force for stability but Coalition divided

Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has laughed at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's assertion that that a re-elected Coalition would deliver stable government.

"Malcolm Turnbull rolled a first-term prime minister, presides over a divided party room with Tony Abbott waiting in the wings, and called a double dissolution in a desperate bid to earn a mandate from his own party," Senator Di Natale said.

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Greens formally launch 2016 election campaign

The Australian Greens have formally launched their 2016 campaign with the entire federal Greens party room, former party leaders Bob Brown and Christine Milne, and hundreds of supporters in Melbourne.

"I am so proud to lead this party that has the courage and vision to stand up for what matters," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Our 2016 federal election campaign is focused on protecting the climate that sustains our health, our environment and our economy, tackling inequality and charting a better way to deal with today's record levels of global displacement.

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Simms in the Senate Update - June 2016

This edition of Simms in the Senate covers Senator Robert Simms' recent work on promoting green jobs for SA, protecting the Great Australian Bight, standing with the community against a nuclear waste dump in regional SA, phasing out live animal export, and the latest campaign news on marriage equality, Safe Schools, tertiary education, and more.

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After 300 days, Payne visits Williamtown to pass the buck

Lee Rhiannon 22 Jun 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Paterson John Brown have commented on Defence Minister’s visit to Williamtown yesterday. 

Senator Rhiannon said, “Almost three hundred days after Williamtown residents and workers had their lives turned upside down by the RAAF contamination crisis, Minister Payne decided to front up to them at Williamtown. 

“It is very hard not to see this as a cynical box-ticking exercise eleven days out from the election. 

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Greens federal and state MPs join with unions and steel industry campaigners in call for national steel procurement

Lee Rhiannon 20 Jun 2016

With the vote expected in the Upper House this week on the NSW Steel Procurement Bill, it is time all parliaments, State and Federal around the country enacted steel procurement policies. It is not enough to see one-off site specific rescue packages. 

The surest, simplest and most responsible action for every government in the country to take to protect Australian steel and the thousands of manufacturing jobs that depend on it, is to make sure that wherever practical our tax dollars are spent on Australian steel made by Australian workers.  

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Carol Vernon remains as Cowper candidate - strong campaign continues

Lee Rhiannon 17 Jun 2016

NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has wished her dear friend and Greens candidate for Cowper Carol Vernon a speedy recovery to good health.

"It is with concern and sadness that we announce that our Greens candidate for Cowper Carol Vernon will have surgery on Tuesday 21 June," said Senator Rhiannon.

"I am really pleased that Carol will remain as the Greens candidate for Cowper in this election as her prognosis is positive.

"Carol's hard work, depth of understanding of Greens policies and organising abilities have been real assets to grassroots democracy.

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