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Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Australian Greens have highlighted several major concerns with the government’s proposed schools funding model in a Senate inquiry report that was tabled in the Parliament today. “After weeks of evidence, it’s clear that we can’t support the legislation in its current form,” the Greens’...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Senate has supported an Australian Greens’ motion calling on the Federal Government to use Whyalla steel in local infrastructure projects announced in this year’s budget. “This motion sends a message to the steelworkers in Whyalla doing it tough that Canberra is watching and the Greens are...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Australian Greens are calling on the SA Government to stand with coastal communities, tourism and fishery industries in protecting the Great Australian Bight marine park from high-risk oil drilling by Statoil. “Statoil’s new tilt for approval to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight must...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Australian Greens have reaffirmed their commitment to Australian public schools during today’s Senate inquiry hearing into the government’s proposed schools funding plan. "We stand with public schools and their principals who have told the Senate today that the current law is not good enough,...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Australian Greens will fight against the Government’s cruel higher education reform package, which will be introduced in the House of Representatives today. “This Bill cuts willy-nilly from the University sector with zero regard for how it will affect staff, students and learning. The Greens...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Australian Greens welcome the Federal Government reviewing local content requirements for children’s television on traditional commercial broadcasters and new streaming services. “This review must provide practical measures to strengthen Australian children television content for broadcasters...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Australian Greens have called on the Government to implement local employment targets to ensure South Australians are prioritised for the thousands of jobs expected to be created in ship building from 2021. “We’re being told it’s going to rain jobs in South Australia in 2021, but we’re in a...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Australian Greens stand in solidarity with students protesting around the country today against the government's harsh university cuts. "This government's attacks on students will not go unnoticed and will not go unchallenged," Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Statement from Australian Greens education spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young: I would like to clarify the Greens position on the government's schools funding bill. The Greens have not yet made a decision on the Government’s schools legislation. The Australian Greens Party Room is carefully...