Lead NSW Greens Senate Candidate, Lee Rhiannon, will join Lower House Candidate, Dominic King, on the campaign trail on Wednesday August 11th.
“It will be great to have Lee here and we are giving her a whirlwind tour of Cowper and including areas that we feel often miss out.” Said Dominic King.
The Greens have come out in defence of Marine Parks following what they are calling the dangerously short-sighted attack on them by the Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro.
Greens candidate for Eden-Monaro Catherine Moore said today that the benefits of marine parks and no-take sanctuary zones are enormous, as repeatedly demonstrated in scientific studies from Australia and overseas.
Ahead of presenting the Greens vision for early childhood and pre-school education to a meeting of grassroots early education advocates in Alstonville tomorrow, the Greens candidate for Page, Jeff Johnson said that every political party needs to commit to strengthening pre-school education.
2 August 2010: The Australian Greens today launch their campaign in Ryan with lead Senate candidate Larissa Waters visiting the electorate to support Ryan candidate Dr Sandra Bayley.
A recent WWF poll put the Green vote at 17% in Ryan.
Since 1997 governments have been cutting funding to TAFEs and increasing funding to Non-TAFE training providers. These colleges are expensive and out of reach of the disadvantaged, the unemployed, those with literacy problems or those on low incomes.
The Australian Greens will continue to push for the Federal Government to live up to its international obligations to vulnerable asylum-seekers, according to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
Senator Hanson-Young, Greens spokesperson on Immigration and Human Rights, said that the Greens were concerned that because the Labor Government had never amended the Migration Act to remove the Howard government clauses that had allowed the original Pacific Solution, there was nothing stopping the Government from extending offshore processing to anywhere in the region.