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Land clearing in Western Australia

Scott Ludlam 26 Feb 2013

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
(Question No. 2557)

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 20 November 2012:

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Petrol $1.50 a litre, rent $500 a week - "Transforming Perth” has the solutions

The Greens, the Property Council of Australia, and the Australian Urban Design Research Centre have developed an ambitious report that demonstrates Perth can accommodate its projected population growth within the existing urban footprint of the city, while also providing a blueprint for vastly improved public transport and boosting affordable housing and local business.

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Coke Needs to Respect Northern Territory’s Cash for Containers Scheme

 

The Australian Greens have condemned Coca-Cola Amatil for proceeding with its legal attempt to frustrate the Northern Territory’s recently introduced ‘cash for containers scheme.’

 The beverage company is suing the Government, essentially arguing they didn’t have the power to implement their cash for container reward schemes, with the case scheduled to commence tomorrow.

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Canning NT’s container deposit scheme bad for SA

Coca-Cola’s legal challenge to the Northern Territory’s container deposit scheme, which is beginning in Sydney today, represents a serious risk for South Australian businesses, the Greens said.

“If Coca-Cola wins in the Northern Territory, it is small businesses in SA that will really lose out,” Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today.

“We here in South Australia know how much of a success our container deposit scheme has been and we are rightly proud of that.

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Don’t sacrifice Perth light rail to politics

The Greens light rail proposal adapted by the Western Australian Government should not be sacrificed for 'MetroNet', the Greens warned today.

Greens WA state transport spokesperson Lynn MacLaren said scrapping light rail would waste the planning and design work already done and forgo the city-building potential of electric light rail.

"The project is well into its development and should continue. It offers a genuine strategy to reduce congestion and we should not delay in its implementation with 'MetroNet many years away.

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Great Eastern Highway Upgrade, Kooyong Road to Tonkin Highway - Traffic Modelling

Scott Ludlam 6 Feb 2013

Rural & Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Supplementary Budget Estimates October 2012
Infrastructure and Transport
Question no.: 69
Program: 1.1
Division/Agency: (NB-II) Nation Building - Infrastructure Investment
Topic: Great Eastern Highway Upgrade, Kooyong Road to Tonkin Highway - Traffic Modelling
Proof Hansard Page/s: 37 (16/10/12)
Senator LUDLAM asked:

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For one million West Australians, rising house prices are no reason to celebrate

Scott Ludlam 31 Jan 2013

The dramatic surge in Perth's median house price and alarming increases in rents show the dire need for action to tackle housing affordability, the Greens said today.

"The Labor Party and the Coalition seem to have forgotten the almost 40 per cent of West Australians who have not bought a home - who can't afford to buy and are being squeezed by rents that are growing at a dramatic rate. Neither Labor nor the Coalition have put forward a plan to tackle the housing crisis," said Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.

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Scott Ludlam Senate Estimates - National Affordable Housing Agreement

Scott Ludlam 14 Dec 2012

Senate Community Affairs Committee ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON NOTICE FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS PORTFOLIO 2012-13 Budget Estimates Hearings

Outcome Number: 2 Question No: 48
Topic: National Affordable Housing Agreement
Hansard Page: 28/05/2012 - CA101

Senator Ludlam asked:
How much money have residents saved from sustainability initiatives and energy efficiency within the NAHA build?

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Scott Ludlam Senate Estimates - National Rental Affordability Scheme

Scott Ludlam 14 Dec 2012

Senate Community Affairs Committee ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON NOTICE FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS PORTFOLIO 2012-13 Budget Estimates Hearings

Outcome Number: 2 Question No: 47
Topic: National Rental Affordability Scheme
Hansard Page: 28/05/2012 - CA97

Senator Ludlam asked:
How much money have residents saved from sustainability initiatives and energy efficiency within the NRAS build?

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