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Questions on the proposed Mangles Bay Marina project at Point Peron

Senator Ludlam asked the minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 12 November 2013:

With reference to the 29 April 2013 conditional approval by the Western Australia Environmental Protection Agency to the Mangles Bay Marina project in Cape Peron being assessed bilaterally under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act):

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Abbott’s razor gang can’t hide the housing crisis

Scott Ludlam 8 Nov 2013

The Abbott Government's frenzy of cuts will wipe out Australia's only independent housing supply research body, the Greens warned today.

"For many Australians today rents are at crisis point and home ownership well beyond their means - the Abbott Government's plan to abolish the National Housing Supply Council will make the situation worse," said Greens spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.

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Greens call on new Environment Minister to implement a national container deposit scheme

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens spokesperson on waste and recycling, launched an online petition to demonstrate to the new Environment Minister how popular a national container deposit scheme is.

“I congratulate Minister Hunt on his appointment and call on him to introduce a national cash-for-containers scheme, something that the overwhelming majority of Australians

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State of Australian cities report

Scott Ludlam 15 Oct 2013

Budget Estimates 29 May 2013 

Senator Ludlam asked:

Senator LUDLAM: It might be something that you could point us to in the State of Australian cities report if it is not at the table. All of these capital cities have strategic plans that set out infill targets, and from Perth it was reduced it in Directions 2031 to 47 per cent from 60 per cent. All capital cities have those. Is there no high level understanding of how we are tracking?

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Commonwealth group on cities

Scott Ludlam 15 Oct 2013

Budget Estimates 29 May 2013 Infrastructure and Transport 

Senator Ludlam asked: 

Senator LUDLAM: Mr Mrdak, could you provide for us a list of the attendants of that group-those who sit at that table?

Mr Mrdak: Certainly.

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Freight submissions

Scott Ludlam 15 Oct 2013

Budget Estimates 29 May 2013  Infrastructure Australia 

Senator Ludlam asked: 

Senator LUDLAM: Ah, that is where we are hung. Can you tell us how many freight submissions you have received from WA in total? It might be on notice.

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