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Why Bill Shorten is no Jeremy Corbyn - AFR op-ed

Lee Rhiannon 4 Sep 2017

This appeared in The Australian Financial Review.

So Treasurer Scott Morrison and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann look at Bill Shorten and see Jeremy Corbyn or Bernie Sanders, who are accused of being "socialist revisionists" and "the new romantics of protectionism". If only.

Bill Shorten is a milksop compared to Jeremy Corbyn. More on that in a moment.

Meanwhile, the Coalition's economic gurus claim the policies of the Liberal-National parties are "common sense" and not driven by ideology.

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Lee Rhiannon leads parliamentary NRL tipping

Lee Rhiannon 29 Aug 2017
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Motion: Environment

Wednesday 16 August

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:44): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) earlier this year the NSW Government released a range of draft regulations and instruments to support two laws that cover how biodiversity, 'offsetting' and land-clearing are assessed in rural and urban areas,

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