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Greens call on Turnbull to end uncertainty over remote housing funding

Lee Rhiannon 9 Feb 2018

MEDIA RELEASE - 9 February 2018

Greens call on Turnbull to end uncertainty over remote housing funding

Responding to reports that the Turnbull government will not be extending funding for remote housing, Greens Housing spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon called for the government to consider earmarking specific additional funding in the proposed National Housing and Homelessness Agreement.

“Housing is vital to the well-being of communities and is essential to improving education, health and employment outcomes,“ Senator Rhiannon said.

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Motion: Live animal exports

NOTICE OF MOTION                                                                                      7 February 2018

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that –

That the Senate –

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Motion: Support for Local Rail Industry

Lee Rhiannon 8 Feb 2018

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:58): I, and also on behalf of Senator Carr, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the New South Wales (NSW) Government has awarded $4 billion in contracts to build the Intercity and Waratah train fleets overseas, and

(ii) this decision by the NSW government will impact local rail manufacturers and supply chain businesses, and puts up to 15,000 existing jobs across Australia at risk; and

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Lee's Travel Expenses January - December 2017

Lee Rhiannon 7 Feb 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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Turnbull government’s ultimate insult to Williamtown

MEDIA RELEASE - 6 February 2018

Turnbull government’s ultimate insult to Williamtown

Commenting on the Turnbull government’s weak explanation regarding what consideration has been given to addressing the financial impacts of the Williamtown contamination, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said the government’s lack of a plan was deeply insulting and would add to the hardship and uncertainty local residents and businesses are coping with.

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