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Greens back Fund Our Future campaign for outer suburbs

The Australian Greens have thrown support behind a plan that ensures people living in the expanding outer suburbs of Australia’s capital cities have access to the same services of inner-city residents.

“Populations have exploded in the outer suburbs over the last decade, but there has been nowhere near the same growth in essential services for the residents of these suburbs,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for sustainable cities Senator 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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Green Star rating will help build healthier, cleaner, more liveable cities

Scott Ludlam 14 Jun 2012

A new rating tool announced today by the Green Building Council of Australia will help build cleaner, healthier, more liveable cities for all Australians, the Greens said today.

The GBCA's Green Star - Communities rating tool will enable community developments to be assessed against six categories: Liveability; Economic Prosperity; Environment; Design Excellence; Visionary leadership and governance; and Innovation.

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