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Motions: Donations to political parties

Lee Rhiannon 13 Apr 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:49): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) in McCloy v New South Wales (2015), the High Court found that prohibiting political donations from a certain industry was permissible if the prohibition was proportionate to the risk of actual or perceived corruption,

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Secret live sheep exports continue - Minister’s promise to “protect animals’ worthless?

MEDIA RELEASE - 12 April 2018

Secret live sheep exports continue - Minister’s promise to “protect animals’ worthless?

The Greens have called on Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to withdraw approval for the MV Maysora to export sheep loaded late last night. This quick action is needed to ensure the livestock do not suffer and die under cruel on-board conditions.  

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Lee's Travel Expenses January - February 2018

Lee Rhiannon 11 Apr 2018

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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Parliamentary Report puts Turnbull Government on back foot over attempt to curtail civil society

Lee Rhiannon 11 Apr 2018

MEDIA RELEASE - 9 April 2018

Parliamentary Report puts Turnbull Government on back foot over attempt to curtail civil society 

The Australian Greens have congratulated charities and non-government groups for their broad based campaign that has successfully pushed the Turnbull government onto the back foot with their attempt to limit community campaigning and advocacy.

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Call for Minister Littleproud to end live sheep export cruelty, stop Awassi Express loading

MEDIA RELEASE - 9 April 2018

Call for Minister Littleproud to end live sheep export cruelty, stop Awassi Express loading

In the wake of the shocking, cruel deaths of 2800 sheep exported from Perth to Doha on the Awassi Express the Greens are calling on the Turnbull government to withdraw permission for the ship to load the current flock of sheep in Fremantle, and for the live sheep trade to be wound up.

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Time to end live export trade - a win-win to reduce cruelty, boost local jobs

Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on the Turnbull government to end the live animal export trade after the death of 2400 Australian sheep.

The sheep died in August last year in extreme heat stress aboard a ship on route from Perth to Doha in Qatar. 

“Time and again the cruelty of the live export trade has been proven, with this latest mass death another shocking example with sheep effectively being cooked alive,” Senator Rhiannon said

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Britain bans ivory sales, Australia should too

The Greens are calling on the Turnbull government to follow the lead of the British government in banning all ivory sales.

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. “Elephants and rhinoceroses are now in danger of extinction with the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horns contributing to the rapid decline in these animals.

 “It is unthinkable that these iconic species could be extinct in the wild in current lifetimes.

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