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  • Petition in state parliament calls for an end to jumps racing in Victoria

    Greens spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Sue Pennicuik MP will today speak to a petition presented to the parliament calling for an end to steeplechase and hurdle racing (jumps racing) in Victoria.

    “Every season horses continue to suffer horrific injuries or are killed in jumps racing events in Victoria. Jockeys are also at risk and have suffered injuries from this deadly ‘sport’.

  • Hey Jay… Please Don’t Stop the Music

    The State Government’s Skills for All funding has previously funded the VET music programs currently offered at the University of Adelaide including Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma of Music from the Elder Conservatorium program. These courses will not be funded from 2015. 

    Greens MLC Tammy Franks will today chair a public meeting at the Jade Monkey called to oppose the cuts. 

  • Greens Welcome Decision to ‘Dump the Jumps’ at Morphettville

    The Greens have welcomed today’s announcement that the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) has decided to stop holding Jumps Racing events at its Morphettville racecourse.

    Greens Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC, said: “Punters and sponsors voted with their feet and their wallets against jumps racing in our state and finally the SAJC have acknowledged this. This is a victory for both common sense and common decency.


  • Morwell – the fire is out but the health risks remain

    Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP and public health specialist, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the Morwell coal mine fire report shows why we need a National Clean Air Act.

    “The Hazelwood mine fire was a public health disaster for the people of Morwell and it should give us all cause to reflect on the way we want to generate power in this country,” said Senator Di Natale.

  • Senate backs jobs, investment and renewable energy in SA – Liberals oppose

    The Senate has passed a motion calling on the government to support renewable energy in South Australia and protect thousands of jobs by backing the Renewable Energy Target in full.

    "South Australia is leading the way on renewables, with billions already invested in wind and solar, but the Abbot government is putting that at risk," Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

    "Scrapping or winding back the RET will be devastating for South Australia.

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