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Free and fair higher education

Lee Rhiannon 30 Jul 2015

Australia needs a visionary approach to creating a universally accessible higher education system with no financial barriers and open to people from all backgrounds. Many countries have achieved this and the Greens believe that we can too. Join us as we build a campaign to bring education opportunity to all Australians.

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Political funding inquiry should not delay reforming legislation before next election

Lee Rhiannon 29 Jul 2015

Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has advocated that the federal parliament legislate for political donation reform before the next election raising concerns that another parliamentary inquiry should not delay action.

"Political donation reforms are already well documented. We know what needs to happen - MPs should get on with the job and pass the necessary legislation," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Greens NSW members preselect Senator Lee Rhiannon for upcoming federal election

Lee Rhiannon 25 Jul 2015

A ballot of Greens NSW members has preselected Lee Rhiannon as the party's lead Senate candidate for NSW in the upcoming federal election.

Senator Rhiannon was elected to the Senate in 2010 and has served as the Australian Greens spokesperson for Higher Education, Aid, Democracy, Water, Animal Welfare and Local Government.

"At the next federal election the Greens will take the challenge straight up to Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Flinders University: say no to the cash for Lomborg scheme

The Australian Greens have called on Flinders University to follow the University of Western Australia and reject the Abbott government's desperate bid to find a host for climate sceptic Bjorn Lomborg.

"It would be extraordinary if Flinders University accepted Education Minister Christopher Pyne's $4 million to host Bjorn Lomborg whose work has been widely discredited by both scientists and economists," Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

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Record Sydney house prices nothing to be proud of - time to tackle negative gearing

Lee Rhiannon 23 Jul 2015

Increasing numbers of homeless people - the ugly side of the $1 million price tag for a Sydney home - require fast tracking far reaching reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.

"The Sydney housing crisis should be a top priority of the NSW and federal governments," Senator Rhiannon said.

"Prime Minister Tony Abbott should speak up for those in his home city who are doing it tough with no relief in sight for secure housing.

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