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Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Australian Greens’ push to stop billions of litres of water from being stripped from the environment to feather the nests of greedy corporate irrigators has won the backing of Labor and some crossbench senators, passing the Senate tonight. “We’ve cleared the first hurdle on the road to...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

It is deeply disappointing that the majority of senators have turned their backs on vulnerable Australians by voting down a motion calling for the phasing out of poker machines in pubs and clubs, the Australian Greens say. “With hundreds of thousands of Australians at risk of harmful gambling...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Australian Greens have reaffirmed their commitment to the survival of the Murray Darling Basin, calling on crossbenchers and Labor to hold the line against threats from upstream states amid new scandalous information that further undermines the Murray Darling Basin Plan. “The reports today that...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, February 9, 2018

Australian Greens Murray-Darling Basin spokesperson and Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young is urging her SA colleagues to hold firm on defending the River Murray amid news that the Labor Party is in talks with the Government over changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan that would...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Today’s revelations that South Australia has been sold down the river about how much water it would lose if the Government’s change to the Murray Darling Basin Plan are further proof why the Plan should not be scaled back, The Australian Greens say. “Big irrigators and upstream states are always...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Australian Greens have slammed the Turnbull Government for allowing loopholes that gets Foxtel out of a blanket ban on playing gambling advertising during live sports, and broadcasters playing gambling ads during pre-game entertainment. “Last year, the Government claimed they’d struck a deal...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, February 5, 2018

Today’s intervention by prominent scientists and economists warning that the roll-out of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing should be a wakeup call to Canberra that the health of the nation’s biggest river system is not going to recover without urgent and bold action, Australian Greens Murray...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Australian Greens will move to legislate raising the guaranteed minimum hours of subsidised early childhood education in an effort to help more parents get back into the workforce, and give children the best start they can get. “The Liberals claim to be all about ‘jobs and growth’, but by...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greens education spokespeople Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Tammy Franks MLC are calling out both the state and federal Labor parties for trying to hide from scrutiny surrounding the crisis hitting TAFE in South Australia. “Labor tried to block Friday’s Senate inquiry from taking place and have...

Mark Parnell MLC

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greens SA Parliamentary Leader (and environmental lawyer) Mark Parnell MLC, will today be appearing before the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) to argue against the construction of a new fossil fuel power station at Reeves Plains in the State’s Mid-North.The invitation-only closed hearing...