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Estimates: Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee: Attorney-General's Portfolio: Attorney-General's Department

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Senator RHIANNON: In estimates on Monday of this week, Senator Brandis, you argued that Senate order 20C, for rolling disclosure of meetings with former ministers, is potentially invalid on the basis of advice from the Clerk of the House of Representatives. The Greens have obtained today advice from the Acting Clerk of the Senate, Mr Richard Pye, which confirms that the order is valid.

Senator Brandis: That does not surprise me, Senator Rhiannon.

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Senate Estimates: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Trade Portfolio (Trade Programs)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Senator RHIANNON: I would like to ask questions about the Boikarabelo coalmine and railway in Limpopo province, South Africa, that I understand Efic is considering funding. Is the environmental and social impact assessment of the project of a standard that would be acceptable in Australia?

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$300 million for RAAF base, but residents and workers need protection

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has commented on Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne’s announcement of a further $300 million of extended defence contracts at Williamtown RAAF base. 

Minister Pyne failed to provide any detail when he states that the Coalition government was ‘very concerned’ about the contamination issue and that government agencies were working with Defence to support the community. 

“It is almost one year since the community were first notified about the contamination, and the sense of frustration is immense. 

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PFOS at Campvale raises questions over RAAF base excavation

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has called for all excavation works on the Williamtown RAAF base to be suspended until a thorough investigation of onsite contamination is completed and publicly reported on.

"The Australian Greens once again call for the suspension of all excavation works on the Williamtown RAAF base until a thorough investigation into the on-site contamination is completed and the findings publicly reported.

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BHP Billiton Caroona coal plan defeated, now for jobs growth in clean industries

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on the federal and NSW governments to drive job expansion in renewables, clean manufacturing and other sectors to ensure a viable future for regional NSW in the wake of the community defeat of the Caroona coalmine on the Liverpool Plains. 

“Now that the Baird government has recognised that the food bowl of the black soil plains must be protected they should commit to providing jobs growth in sustainable industries and the service sector,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

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Greens launch report calling for improved protection for the Royal National Park and Coastal Upland Hanging Swamps

NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon will join Greens Cunningham candidate Cath Blakey and Hughes candidate Phil Smith to launch the ‘Protecting our precious environment' campaign.

The campaign calls for improved environmental protections for the Royal National Park and Coastal Upland Hanging Swamps.

The state-wide campaign and release of a 30 page comprehensive report on NSW's diverse natural environments and the dangers they face is supported by former Greens parliamentary leader Bob Brown.

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The Greens launch report calling for improved protection for the Blue Mountains National Park

NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Macquarie Terry Morgan have launched the ‘Protecting our precious environment' campaign that calls for improved environmental protection for the Blue Mountains National Park.

The state-wide campaign and release of a 30 page comprehensive report on NSW's diverse natural environments and the dangers they face is being supported by Former Greens leader Bob Brown.

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Protecting the Gardens of Stone National Park

Media release
16 June

The Greens launch report calling for improved protection for the Gardens of Stone National Park

NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Calare Delanie Sky today launched the ‘Protecting our precious environment' campaign that calls for improved environmental protection for the Gardens of Stone National Park.

The state-wide campaign and release of a 30 page comprehensive report on NSW's diverse natural environments and the dangers they face is being supported by Former Greens leader Bob Brown.

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