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Our Plan for Jobs

The Greens have launched our jobs plans for Western Sydney and the Hunter.

Our plans would create tens of thousands of jobs, encourage sustainable growth and maintain the diversity of the economy.

The Abbott government is cutting vital public services and putting road blocks in the way of a new era of local manufacturing.

In contrast, the Greens would deliver revenue and jobs for communities in transport, construction, manufacturing, health, and education.

Click the link below to download our plan for Western Sydney.

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China’s move away from dirty coal: pressure on for Hunter transition plan

Unless Labor and the Coalition stop canoodling up to coal barons and start pulling together a transition plan, the Hunter Valley community will be facing further job losses, said Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon.

“China’s announcement that it will move away from dirty coal is excellent for the environment and people’s health; however, the impact on the Hunter must be taken very seriously,”  said Senator Rhiannon.

“Australia must plan and participate in China’s move away from dirty coal and towards renewables.

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Motion: Creation of a national portable workplace entitlement scheme

Lee moves that the Education and Employment References Committee investigate the creation of a nationwide portable workplace entitlement scheme for long service leave and any other workplace entitlements. 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (12:38): I, and also on behalf of Senator Madigan, move:

That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2014:

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Motion: Inquiry into portable long service leave

Lee's motion for the Education and Employment References Committee to inquire into the creation of a portable long service leave scheme does not receive Senate support. 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (12:20): I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2014:

Portable long service leave, with consideration given to:

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Committees: Human Rights Committee

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (17:32): The last speaker has told us what he has not heard from Labor and the Greens; but let us remember what we have not heard from the coalition. They have again brought forward the ABCC, the building and construction commission, which they now want to resurrect—like a dead animal that smells and stinks—but which brings more problems to people who are just trying to go about their lives and get a decent standard of living—and return alive from work.

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Greens will oppose Abbott’s destruction of Qantas

The Australian Greens have said they will strongly oppose Tony Abbott's plan to remove the protections in the Qantas Sale Act. They called on Labor to not join Tony Abbott in allowing any increase in foreign ownership of Qantas.

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt MP said today:

"It's disappointing Treasurer Joe Hockey got rolled in Cabinet, because Tony Abbott is out to kill Qantas as our national carrier."

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