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Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hold the champagne – this ‘zombie TPP’ may be new, but it’s anything but improved, Greens trade and finance spokesperson Senator Sarah-Hanson Young has said from the World Economic Forum at Davos. “This ‘trickle-down triumph’ solves none of the problems we need genuine multilateral cooperation to...

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...

Mark Parnell MLC

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Three environmental decisions this week show that the State Government has declared war on the South Australian environment, according to Greens SA Parliamentary Leader, Mark Parnell MLC.This week, the Government:Closed consultation on plans to sell public waterfront land on Kangaroo Island to a...

Mark Parnell MLC

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dumping 1.55 million cubic metres of dredge spoil from Outer Harbour into the middle of Gulf St Vincent risks massive environmental harm, yet the EPA’s crucial advice on the matter is being kept secret according to Mark Parnell MLC,  Greens SA Parliamentary Leader.“It is outrageous that one of...

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...