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  • Treasurer’s first act attacks low paid cleaners and suffering hens

    Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Human Services, and Animal Welfare spokesperson

    The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has demonstrated what a hard-hearted Treasurer he will be, reversing two key decisions of the Labor Green government that were designed to create a fairer, more humane Tasmania, Greens Human Services and Animal Welfare spokesperson, Cassy O'Connor, said today.

    "Under the Hodgman Government, 'slashing red tape' is code for callousness and cruelty,” Ms O’Connor Said.

  • A Metro Second Harbour Crossing Risks Future of Integrated Public Transport

    Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has warned that building the second harbour crossing as an unintegrated metro service will restrict capacity, waste billions and go against every principle of integrated transport systems.

    "Ms Berejiklian has stated that she wants to see the metro system extended down through an expensive new harbour crossing.

    "If the government builds the second harbour crossing unable to accommodate double deck trains, as it has done on the North West Rail Link, it will throw Sydney's transport future into chaos.

  • The Telecommunications Act 1979 inquiry: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

    The Telecommunications Act 1979 inquiry continues into the second day with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

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  • Budget measures target the poorest members of our community

    The Australian Greens said today that Treasurer Joe Hockey was feeding concern and uncertainty over imminent cuts, as he works towards budget savings on the backs of our most vulnerable people.

  • Guards assaulting refugee children not acceptable

    Reports today that children are being verbally and physically assaulted by local security staff at the Nauru Detention Centre are extremely concerning and must be addressed immediately, the Australian Greens have said.

    "The Government has a responsibility to provide care and protection to these children and they have neglected that responsibility today", the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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