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Renew Australia: The Greens’ jobs-rich plan for the Central West

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Calare Delanie Sky will hold a press conference in Lithgow tomorrow Wednesday 22 June. They will release the Greens' Renew Australia plan for the Central West, an initiative which outlines phasing out coal and a transition to the renewable energy industry.

Ms Sky said, "The coal industry is not sustainable, and workers are losing their jobs. The world is turning to renewable energy, risking leaving Australia in the coal dust. Planning the transition to renewable energy is a sound economic and environmental move.

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The Greens launch report calling for improved protection for the Blue Mountains National Park

NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Macquarie Terry Morgan have launched the ‘Protecting our precious environment' campaign that calls for improved environmental protection for the Blue Mountains National Park.

The state-wide campaign and release of a 30 page comprehensive report on NSW's diverse natural environments and the dangers they face is being supported by Former Greens leader Bob Brown.

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Protecting the Gardens of Stone National Park

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16 June

The Greens launch report calling for improved protection for the Gardens of Stone National Park

NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Calare Delanie Sky today launched the ‘Protecting our precious environment' campaign that calls for improved environmental protection for the Gardens of Stone National Park.

The state-wide campaign and release of a 30 page comprehensive report on NSW's diverse natural environments and the dangers they face is being supported by Former Greens leader Bob Brown.

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The Greens launch report calling for improved protection for the Pilliga and Leard forests

Greens candidate for New England Mercurius Goldstein and Senator Rhiannon today launched the ‘Protecting our precious environment' campaign that calls for improved environmental protection for the Pilliga and Leard forests.

Former Greens leader Bob Brown is supporting the campaign.

Mr Goldstein said "We are seeing areas of great environmental significance like our public Pilliga state forest face serious threats from CSG mining.

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Barnaby caught napping on New England

Greens candidate for New England Mercurius Goldstein and Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon have commented on news that Santos is pushing ahead with CSG mining in the Liverpool Plains. 

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said “The Greens have stood with farmers on the Liverpool Plains from the beginning and we will continue to support them in their fight against CSG. I have worked with the community as a Greens MP and as a Senator. 

“Last year Santos donated $168,755 to the major parties, including $86000 to the Liberals and Nationals. 

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Adjournment speech: Threatened species

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (23:38): On another matter, Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world. Thirty native mammals have become extinct since European settlement. These are shocking figures, absolutely shameful. One out of three mammal extinctions in the last 400 years has occurred in Australia-one in three-and I am very worried that we could be on the cusp of that figure increasing. I am extremely concerned that many more marsupial species could face extinction.

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Estimates: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee (Williamtown contamination)

Lee pursues the issue of the toxic contamination at the RAAF base in Williamtown, NSW with the Defence Minister, Senator Payne and Mr Grzeskowiak, Deputy Secretary, Estate and Infrastructure.

CHAIR: Senator Gallacher, could I ask you to pause for a minute and we will go to Senator Rhiannon. We will come back to you as needed.

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