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Turnbull must do better than unquestioning subservience to Trump: Greens

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with President Trump in New York was weak and acquiescent, and did nothing to look out for Australia’s interests, Australian Greens Co-deputy Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today.   
 
“Watching Turnbull fawn over Trump and talk about our shared values was especially cringe-worthy. Which values of Trump’s does Turnbull share? The Prime Minister certainly isn’t speaking for most Australians.
 
“Australians don't value Trump’s enthusiasm for sexual assault. Australians don't value Trump’s compulsive dishonesty.
 

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Turnbull government too weak to back negative gearing reform

Lee Rhiannon 31 Aug 2016

Greens spokesperson for housing Senator Lee Rhiannon has commented on reports that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison argued in cabinet to tighten negative gearing concessions. 

“The Turnbull government’s devotion to negative gearing is locking thousands of first home-owners out of the housing market. 

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Mafia, Money and Malcolm – political donation, lobbyist reform must be top priority

Lee Rhiannon 23 May 2016

Today's report that Malcom Turnbull lunched with a Mafia associate involved in fund raising for the Liberals when he was opposition leader reveals the dangers of touting for corporate political donations, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. 

“The big lesson from the latest political donation scandal that details Mafia figures attending Liberal fundraisers highlights the urgent need for far reaching reforms to electoral funding and lobbyist laws,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

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