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Turnbull failed to heed ICAC – promoting Sinodinos another PM blunder

Lee Rhiannon 19 Jan 2017

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18 January 2017

Turnbull failed to heed ICAC – promoting Sinodinos another PM blunder

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to promote Senator Arthur Sinodinos in his mini Cabinet reshuffle reflects the PM’s arrogance and poor judgement, Greens industry spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

“It is extraordinary that the Prime Minister has promoted Mr Sinodinos in light of his role as a company director and his dubious evidence at ICAC hearings,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Lee's Travel Expenses November 2016

Lee Rhiannon 11 Jan 2017

Lee's duties as a Senator for NSW and a portfolio holder for the Australian Greens require her to travel both within NSW and interstate. Senate related travel is paid for using parliamentary allowances.

As Australian Greens spokesperson for democracy Lee has long campaigned for more scrutiny of how MPs use allowances and  for this information to be made public as close to real time as possible.

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Ley’s expenses scandal – more evidence of why we need a national ICAC

Lee Rhiannon 9 Jan 2017

MEDIA RELEASE
9 January 2017

Ley’s expenses scandal – more evidence of why we need a national ICAC

The latest MP expenses scandal involving Health Minister Sussan Ley further strengthens the case for both a National Anti-Corruption Commission and a major overhaul of the use of MP allowances, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.  

“This scandal will not be the last involving an MP abusing public money.  It should be a wakeup call for the Turnbull government,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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An end of year message from Lee

Lee Rhiannon 13 Dec 2016
I would like to wish you all the best for the holiday period and the New Year. 
 
2017 will be a critical year in meeting the challenges of action on climate change, ending inequality and protecting our natural environment. 
 
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Like Abbott, Turnbull squibs ditching elitist Life Gold Pass

Lee Rhiannon 28 Nov 2016
The elitist Life Gold Pass is set to survive into 2017 as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, like former PM Tony Abbott, has squibbed previous promises to ditch the discredited scheme, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. 
 
“Prime Minister Turnbull’s excuse that his government is too ‘busy’ is rubbish. We all know three weeks ago the Senate ran out of legislation 
to debate,” Senator Rhiannon said.
 
“Just last month Special Minister of State Scott Ryan said the bill would be introduced before Christmas.
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