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Rachel Siewert

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Research by the Salvation Army showing the average Newstart recipient has just $17 a day to live off after accommodation expenses should not be ignored by the Turnbull Government and Shorten’s Labor party, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.  “$17 a day after accommodation expenses...

Robin Chapple

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018 The Greens (WA) have welcomed a commitment by the State and Federal governments to introduce a 24-hour legal hotline in WA aimed at reducing deaths in custody, which was campaigned for by the Greens. Under the program, which has been used successfully in NSW since 2000 to drive...

Diane Evers

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Greens (WA) say it is vital that disallowance motions lodged by the party succeed in stopping the Federal Government’s new plans for marine parks and reserves.Greens (WA) Fisheries and Marine spokesman Diane Evers said vast areas of national marine parks around WA, as well as Australia, could...

Diane Evers

Friday, May 18, 2018

Greens (WA) agriculture spokesman Diane Evers says a ban on live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer is still the party’s preferred option to limit the number of animal deaths on export vessels.“Short of ending the trade altogether, a more pragmatic fix would be...

Diane Evers

Friday, May 18, 2018

Greens (WA) MLC for the South West, Diane Evers, says urgent action needs to be taken over the management of salinity problems in WA.Ms Evers made the call in the wake of a damning report released this week by the Auditor General, which assessed the extent of salinity in the agricultural regions of...

Jordon Steele-John

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 Australian Greens Youth Affairs spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has pointed to the results of a Deloitte survey released today, which show young people’s faith in politics is at an all-time-low, as evidence we must lower the voting age to 16 in Australia. “Politics...

Diane Evers

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Greens (WA) MLC for the South West, Diane Evers, has called on the State Government to protect the land earmarked for housing development in Dalyellup by including it within the boundaries of the Preston River to Ocean Regional Park.The proposed plan at Greenpatch, by developers the Satterley...

Jordon Steele-John

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 Australian Greens Digital Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has backed calls for an immediate overhaul of digital rights protections in Australia in the face of eroding online privacy and the rise of surveillance capitalism, following the release of Digital Rights...

Diane Evers

Friday, May 11, 2018

Greens (WA) Treasury and Finance spokesman Diane Evers has expressed concern at the slug on public households in this year’s State Budget. Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced that residents would have to find a total of almost $300 to pay for increases to water, power, public transport and car...

Rachel Siewert

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Footage showing WA police knocking down an Aboriginal man is extremely distressing and should trigger a full independent investigation, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert today.  “The second tranche of footage that shows WA police veering into the path of an Aboriginal man and knocking him on...