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Speech: Sandon Point

Adjournment speech, Tuesday 11 September 2012

The community campaign to stop the unacceptable destruction of Indigenous heritage at Sandon Point on the New South Wales South Coast is outstanding. Sandon Point is a site of enormous cultural significance to local Aboriginal people. This is an inspiring story, but also a tragic one that epitomises the failures of both the state and federal governments to meet their responsibilities to protect and preserve our unique Indigenous cultural heritage.

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End Bankstown trial of income management and consult with locals: Greens

The Australian Greens have vowed to oppose the Bankstown trial of income management following last night's release of the Senate Inquiry into the Stronger Futures legislation report and evidence given to the committee questioning whether the government consulted with locals before announcing the Bankstown trial.

Bankstown is one of five locations nationally where the government is set to trial compulsory income management from 1 July 2012.

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Question: Cawarra Refuge

Questions on notice, Monday 7 November 2011

(Question No. 1232)

Senator Rhiannon asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice , on 21 September 2011:

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Bankstown income management plans target the vulnerable – Greens

Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon met with members of the Bankstown Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee today to discuss a proposed trial of income management in Bankstown from 1 July 2012. The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to abandon compulsory income management in the face of an ever-growing body of evidence highlighting the detrimental effect of the policy.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens community services spokesperson said:

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