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Speech: Matter of Public Importance - Abortion rights

Mehreen Faruqi 17 Sep 2018

It is absolutely shameful that in my home state of New South Wales and in the state of Queensland abortion still sits in the Crimes Act. As a woman, as a mother of a young woman, and as someone who has campaigned for years to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales, I cannot and I will not accept this situation. Mr President, the existence of these laws actually exposes the misogyny and the influence of the religious far Right on our politics. Neither my religion nor yours should be allowed to deny women their rights and choices. You cannot impose your beliefs on others.

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Bondi Pavilion

Lee Rhiannon 14 Sep 2016

Bondi Pavilion is one of the nation's jewels. Recognised in 2008 by the Australian government as having 'exceptional' cultural significance, the National Estate listing identified Bondi as 'one of Australia's most treasured places' and 'one of the world's most famous beaches where Australians meet nature's challenge in the surf'. Bondi Pavilion is a central part of the Bondi experience.

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Coalition follows Macdonald tactics on how to deliver for mining companies

Lee Rhiannon 30 Jul 2013

How ironic that on the eve of the ICAC findings into possibly the biggest corruption case in NSW politics the O’Farrell government announces a plan to change the rules in favour of mining companies. 

The latest proposed law change “to promote the development of significant mineral resources” would be toasted in the board rooms of Rio Tinto, the world’s fourth-largest publicly listed mining company. 

As we saw in the 16 year reign of the last NSW Labor government the financial muscle of the mining industry has many friends on Macquarie Street. 

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Speech: Ian Macdonald and NSW Labor

Lee Rhiannon 14 May 2013

Adjournment debate, Tuesday 14 May 2013

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:06): On 4 February 2009 journalist Alex Mitchell wrote:

NSW Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald is standing by the poker machine waiting to pull a jackpot for the coal mining industry. But who will get the prizes?

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Community rallies to save Old Boot Factory at Bondi Junction

GreensMPs 29 Apr 2013

WHAT: Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge and Waverley Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak will speak at a community rally to save the last free standing heritage building in Bondi Junction, the Old Boot Factory, from demolition by Waverley Council. The Council is due to vote on a demolition motion tonight.

WHERE: Outside Waverley Council Chambers, Corner of Bondi Road and Paul Street, Bondi Junction

WHEN: 5:30pm, TODAY 29 April 2013

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Govt must move fast to recognise local govt though election referendum

Lee Rhiannon 2 Apr 2013

Federal Labor is getting dangerously close to missing the deadline to hold a referendum on local government constitutional recognition to coincide with the September election, said Greens local government spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon, following reports today of NSW councils in dire need of secure federal funding to fix neglected bridges (SMH today, 'Councils go cap in hand to O'Farrell, Gillard for quick fix on decaying infrastructure

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