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Wagga Wagga 78er challenges new Deputy Prime Minister to join him at Mardi Gras

MEDIA RELEASE - 1 March 2018

Wagga Wagga 78er challenges new Deputy Prime Minister to join him at Mardi Gras

Ray Goodlass a resident of Wagga Wagga and one of the famous Mardi Gras 78ers has extended an invitation to new Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to join him at the 40th anniversary Mardi Gras parade in Sydney.

In 1993 as editor of the Daily Advertiser in Wagga Wagga, McCormack wrote incredibly inflammatory and homophobic remarks in regards to the LGBTQIA+ community. McCormack has since released an apology for those remarks.

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Time NSW govt stopped looking after corporate irrigators, prioritise Murray-Darling future

Lee Rhiannon 15 Feb 2018

Commenting on the Senate support for the Greens motion to stop billions of litres of water being diverted from the Murray Darling Basin to corporate irrigators, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said the current water crisis was being driven by the failed water privatisation push by the NSW Liberal-National government. 

“The Senate decision puts the spotlight on the NSW government to stop looking after the mega-wealthy irrigators and bring the management of water back into public hands,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Turnbull government’s ultimate insult to Williamtown

MEDIA RELEASE - 6 February 2018

Turnbull government’s ultimate insult to Williamtown

Commenting on the Turnbull government’s weak explanation regarding what consideration has been given to addressing the financial impacts of the Williamtown contamination, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said the government’s lack of a plan was deeply insulting and would add to the hardship and uncertainty local residents and businesses are coping with.

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Williamtown contamination impact report due February 5 – Turnbull govt must honour Senate motion

MEDIA RELEASE - 2 February 2018

Williamtown contamination impact report due February 5 – Turnbull govt must honour Senate motion

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has warned that if the Turnbull government fails to honour the 5 February deadline for its report on the financial impacts of the Williamtown contamination scandal it will cause more distress and uncertainty for local residents. 

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Lee Rhiannon calls on the University of Wollongong to restore student democracy

Lee Rhiannon calls on the University of Wollongong to restore student democracy

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has condemned the decision of senior management at the University of Wollongong to replace a democratically elected student president and is calling on Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings to restore student democracy after the overturning of results of the recent Wollongong Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA) election.

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Senate puts deadline on Turnbull government’s response to Williamtown

Lee Rhiannon 7 Dec 2017

MEDIA RELEASE - 7 December 2017

Senate puts deadline on Turnbull government’s response to Williamtown

The Senate has called on the Turnbull government to explain how it will address financial impacts from the Williamtown contamination scandal by 5 February, 2018.

Commenting on the Greens/ALP motion, Greens Senator for NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said it was time to give residents some certainty.

“At Tuesday’s public meeting, residents pleaded for answers from Department of Defence officials,” said Senator Rhiannon.

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