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Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Australian Greens have today reaffirmed their commitment to disallowing changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. “The Senate is being asked to allow 605 billion litres of water to be ripped off the environment for the sake of untested water efficiency projects, despite a constant flow of...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to waive the debts unknowingly incurred by young Australians hoodwinked by private VET providers. “The rampant rorting of the VET system is one of the most extraordinary and damning examples of failed privatisation that Australia has ever seen,”...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, April 20, 2018

The live animal export trade is a barbaric practice that must end despite Liberal National Government infighting over the issue, Australian Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. “This morning Agriculture Minister David Littleproud criticised Sussan Ley of being ‘emotional’ in ...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, April 13, 2018

Reports that US President Donald Trump is looking to join the revived TPP are bad news for Australia’s economy and democracy, Australian Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today. “Many of the worst features of the first dud deal were put on ice as an attempt to build a new...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, April 12, 2018

New Zealand’s ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling permits offers a path Australia must follow, South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today. “The New Zealand Government have shown the leadership that Malcolm Turnbull’s been too afraid to show. “New Zealand’s...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE6 April 2018 The next time the Liberal Party says oil in the Bight is “good for the economy”, point them to this, South Australia Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today. "Risking thousands of jobs in fishing, tourism and conservation cannot be justified by claiming we can simply...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

“Needs-based funding isn’t enough. What’s required to overcome educational disadvantage is needs-based schooling,” Australian Greens education spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. “Wealthy schools need to realise they have a stake in this fight too. Every time they demand public money for...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

“While the Greens support digital innovation and regulation, we’re never going to support throwing creative artists under the bus,” Greens arts spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. “Our message to creative artists is unequivocal. We’re here to ensure the law empowers you, enables you,...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

It’s terrific that we have passionate Greens members who are keen to put their hand up and participate in our democratic party processes. The wonderful thing about our party is that any and every member has the opportunity to throw their hat in the ring for preselection and it is our members who...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Australian Greens will continue to fight the Liberal Government’s harsh university cuts by opposing the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability Bill 2018) being debated in the House today. “This bill seeks to lower the HECS/HELP repayment threshold, forcing...