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Trump Jerusalem move a distraction for home; but Palestinian resistance will triumph

Lee Rhiannon 7 Dec 2017

Media Release - 7 December 2017

Trump Jerusalem move a distraction for home; but Palestinian resistance will triumph

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv.

Senator Rhiannon said, “Civil society has always been the defender of justice for Palestine, and this current move by Trump will not stop that. Resistance endures and the Palestinian resistance will triumph.

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Motion: Williamtown Red Zone Expansion

Lee Rhiannon 7 Dec 2017

On Wednesday, 6 December 2017, Lee successfully moved the following in the Australian Senate. 

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

That the Senate—

(a) Notes that:

(i) The 2016 Senate inquiry into contamination of Australia's Defence Force facilities and other Commonwealth, state and territory sites in Australia concluded that there were many points of failure in the Department of Defence’s response to PFOS/PFOA contamination at RAAF Williamtown;

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Foreign donations ban: government admits big money corrupts

Lee Rhiannon 6 Dec 2017

MEDIA RELEASE - 6 December 2017

Foreign donations ban- government admits big money corrupts

Commenting on the government’s bill to ban political donations from foreign entities, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Rhiannon says that the logic should be extended to donations from domestic sources and the Greens will move amendments to that effect.

“With this bill, the Turnbull government has admitted that big money corrupts politics,” said Senator Rhiannon.

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Motion: Older People and Homelessness

On Monday, 4 December 2017, Lee successfully moved the following in the Australian Senate. 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:38): I would like to add the names of Senators Hinch and Polley to this motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Hinch, Polley and Cameron, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that, according to:

(i) census data, the proportion of renting households in housing stress, whose reference person is aged 65 years or over, has risen from 31.7 per cent in 1996 to 54.2 per cent in 2016,

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We’re so close to ending animal-tested cosmetics

Recently Lee sent the following email to supporters interested in Animal Welfare.

We are at a crucial stage in passing legislation that will end the shocking suffering caused by animal-tested cosmetics.

In 2014 I introduced into the Senate my End Cruel Cosmetics Bill and have continued campaigning on this issue since. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Humane Society International, Humane Research Australia, #BeCrueltyFree and our national and international animal welfare partner NGOs on this continuing campaign.

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