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Sarah Hanson-Young

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Australian Greens have slammed the Catholic Education Commission’s continued bastardisation of Gonski, following new Fairfax reports it is keeping poor schools poor.  “The Catholic sector argues it doesn’t get enough money, but happily continues to overfund rich schools at the expense of poorer...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Senate has backed an Australian Greens motion rejecting any moves by the Federal or SA Liberal Government to weaken South Australia’s position as a leader in renewable energy. The Senate also rejected dismantling SA’s strong renewable energy target. “If Malcolm Turnbull and Steven Marshall...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Greens stand with students around the country protesting against the Government’s cruel $2.2 billion worth of university cuts, as the Government prepares to push through $65 billion of tax cuts to big business through the Senate today. “The Government’s $65 billion worth of tax cuts to big...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Greens stand with the Australian community in the fight to defeat the corporation-serving Trans Pacific Partnership. “The Greens will fight tooth and nail to defeat this dodgy trade deal. This behind-closed-doors deal Malcolm Turnbull and his Trade Minister have signed Australia up to today is...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Australian Greens are calling on NSW regional water minister Niall Blair to be sacked after revelations Water NSW grossly misled the Ombudsman on water compliance and prosecutions last year. “New South Wales keeps threatening to walk away from the Murray Darling Basin Plan but the culture of...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The South Australian Greens have welcomed the Sea Shepherd crew aboard the M/Y Steve Irwin back to Adelaide, and pledge to fight to protect the Great Australian Bight from oil and gas drilling.  “This pristine wilderness must be protected from multinational fossil fuels companies that put profits...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Turnbull Government and the Murray Darling Basin Authority have questions to answer, Greens water spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said. "Today's leaked report shows the MDBA advising the Government not to trust its modelling, while telling the public to do exactly that. "This report...

Mark Parnell MLC

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Greens want to see a major revision to bus, train and tram fares to encourage more people to use public transport, according to Mark Parnell MLC, Parliamentary Leader, Greens SA.The Parliamentary Budget Advisory Service has costed a number of Greens’ election initiatives including:1. ...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The revived Trans-Pacific Partnership must be heavily scrutinised through a Senate inquiry before any legislation passes the Parliament, The Australian Greens say. “The trickling of information about this revived TPP raises more questions than it answers, and The Greens will move to refer it to a...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Australian Greens are calling for an independent audit of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, including where taxpayers’ money has been spent and how much water has actually been returned to the river, following the Senate last night agreeing to the Greens’ move to block handing over more water to...