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Greens repeat call for govt to support for students from restive Arab countries


The Australian Greens have again called for the Federal Government to support students from restive Arab countries, such as Libya and Syria, who are in Australia on student visas.


"I will be writing to the Immigration and Foreign Ministers urging they swiftly act to help students such as Libyans whose finances have been frozen by the international community's sanctions against the Gaddafi regime," Greens' immigration spokesperson, Sen. Hanson-Young, said today.


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Govt must help students in limbo following 'Arab spring'


The Australian Greens will in the next sitting of parliament call on the Gillard government to help students in Australia who are from countries caught up in the Arab uprising.


"I have given a notice of motion that in the new Senate on July 4 the Greens will call on the government to extend on humanitarian grounds the visas of students from Libya, Bahrain and Syria," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today.


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Greens Safeguard Core ALTC Functions

Lee Rhiannon 17 Feb 2011

The Australian Greens have ensured that the core functions of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) remain separate from the Government's proposed quality framework, as part of their negotiations over the Flood Levy, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Students Given False Hope - No Funding For Coalition’s Empty Promise

Once again rural and regional students miss out on essential support because of the political games of the Government and the Coalition, said the Australian Greens.

"The Greens had a fully costed proposal for a fairer Youth Allowance System that both the Government and Coalition voted down. The Government must acknowledge that they have created this problem and need to fix it now."

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Free tertiary education is within reach, Brown says

Bob Brown 17 Dec 2010

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today that $2.5 billion per annum is a much lower-than-expected cost for free tertiary education. The figure is part of a Senate release of information which the Greens supported.

"It is everybody's right in this great country of ours in the 21st century to get a tertiary education. We should go for it.  It is a long-held Greens policy and we will be pursuing it strongly," Senator Brown said in Hobart.

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