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Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Australian Greens welcome Sanjeev Gupta’s plans to build electric cars in Adelaide, following years of campaigning to transition the Holden site to an electric car manufacturing hub. “This inspiring development in the future of the Holden site is an exciting step forward for South Australians....

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Government must guarantee that all students offered a place at university will have their study funded, following billions of dollars in cuts that puts at risk 10,000 places this year alone, according to Universities Australia. “The effect of the Liberal Government’s $2.2 billion cuts to higher...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Public schooling in Australia must be the gold standard so parents do not feel they have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for their children to get a good education, as shown in today’s ASG Planning for Education Index research. “Parents shouldn’t have to mortgage their homes or take a...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Liberal Government’s plan to give tax cuts to big corporations to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump makes as much sense as the revelation that 732 big corporations paid no tax in 2015-16, The Australian Greens say. “The Liberals think the best way to address inequality is to give a tax...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Today is a dark day for the Murray Darling Basin in light of Queensland national MP David Littleproud taking on the water portfolio, and Victoria and NSW attempting to block delivering 450GL of desperately-needed environmental water, as previously agreed upon. “South Australians who have been...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

South Australians will not stand for the Government encouraging oil and gas exploration in our pristine marine environment and will continue to fight against drilling in the Great Australian Bight until it is fully protected, the Australian Greens say. “The Minister needs to read the room here and...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Australian Greens are calling for an end to the State and Federal Government blame game on NAPLAN results and restore value to the education sector to improve results.  “Another NAPLAN report has come and shows what we’ve been shown over and over again; standardised testing does not improve...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Australian Greens will move to disallow the Government’s plan to strip the southern Murray Darling Basin of 605GL of environmental water once Parliament resumes next year. “The Murray Darling Basin Authority hoped no-one would notice when they released a statement late on Friday afternoon...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Barnaby Joyce returning to the water ministry is devastating for Murray Darling Basin communities, downstream states, and the future of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, the Australian Greens say. “Malcolm Turnbull is rewarding bad behaviour by handing back the keys to the water ministry to a man who...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Senate today has supported an Australian Greens motion calling on the Government to split the Agriculture and Water portfolios.   “This motion clearly identifies there is a conflict of interest by grouping the Water and Agriculture Portfolios together – we know this because Barnaby Joyce has...