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Old economy wins while new economy loses

Public mental health and private mineral wealth are the big winners out of this year's budget, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

"The Greens are celebrating the $1.5 billion boost to mental health funding, although we are shocked to discover that almost $0.5 billion is outside the forward estimates. There is a bias in the overall budget to the influential mining barons who are unelected and send massive profits overseas. While the mining corporations gain, programs for Australians, including the environment have been cut by billions," Senator Brown said.

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Greens call on Government to reject ‘heritage vandalism’: division could face 30% cut

Scott Ludlam 9 May 2011

The Australian Greens expressed grave concern today about reports that heritage funding is to be slashed by almost one third in tomorrow's budget.

Greens heritage spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam wrote to Minister Tony Burke on Friday in regards to the unconfirmed proposal that the Heritage Division of the Environment Department will have its budget reduced by $3.8 million - or 30 per cent ‐ next financial year.

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National Heritage Strategy

Scott Ludlam 29 Apr 2011

Question No.446
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 16 March 2011:

With reference to national heritage strategy and the answer to question on notice no. 320 (Senate Hansard, 1 March 2011, p. 866) which said: ‘The Australian Government is developing a number of national leadership initiatives in relation to heritage. This includes the recently announced Australian Heritage Week':

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New Acton Nishi development

Scott Ludlam 25 Mar 2011

MINISTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND COMMUNITIES

Senate Question No.322

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 6 December 2010:

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