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HMAS Albatross PFOS contamination - call for mandatory blood testing for all military personnel and base workers

MEDIA RELEASE - 10 November 2017

HMAS Albatross PFOS contamination - call for mandatory blood testing for all military personnel and base workers.

All military personnel, staff and base workers who may have been exposed to toxic firefighting foams should be provided with blood tests, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.

“The Defence Department should offer free blood tests to all military personnel and base workers associated with HMAS Albatross, along HMAS Creswell and the Jervis Bay Range Facility,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Interview with Angela Davis - 1985

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Rape as a weapon: from Hollywood to warzones

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Greens congratulate campaign to keep our hospitals public

Lee Rhiannon 30 Oct 2017

The NSW Liberal/National government has failed to con the community into accepting the damaging privatisation of our public hospitals, said Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon.

“Privatisation only lines the pockets of big business.

“The Greens congratulate the community for standing up for our public healthcare system.

“Their campaign with the unions, including the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and Health Services Union, has brought us to the brink of stopping the privatisation of all five hospitals.

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Senate calls on government to abandon cuts to higher education enabling programs at UoW

Lee Rhiannon 18 Oct 2017

The Senate has passed a Greens/ALP motion calling on the government to abandon plans to cut public subsidies to university enabling programs and introduce fees for students for the first time.

With youth unemployment at 11.7%, these cuts are the last thing the Illawarra region needs, said Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and University of Wollongong Greens on Campus convenor Josh Bell.

“This plan to load up students with up to $3,271 in fees confirms that the Turnbull government is no friend of the Illawarra or our universities.

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Turnbull govt three year cover up - Williamtown residents deserve full, fair compensation for toxic contamination

Lee Rhiannon 9 Oct 2017

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon is calling on the Turnbull government to immediately pay full and fair compensation to all Williamtown residents whose properties have been contaminated following the admission by the Defence Department that they covered up the toxic scandal for three years before informing the locals.

“Williamtown residents have been put through hell for nearly three years because of the failure of the Turnbull government to pay compensation and to stop the chemical contamination coming off the RAAF base,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Greens back Western Sydney Uni staff industrial action

Lee Rhiannon 20 Sep 2017

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on Western Sydney University management to negotiate an Enterprise Agreement that ensures staff receive wages and conditions that increases their job security and job satisfaction.

“Western Sydney University management should know that their staff are the foundation of their education establishment, and that any move to reduce staff rights and conditions will be highly detrimental,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Sabra and Shatila- an Australian response

Lee Rhiannon 18 Sep 2017
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VC Spence fails - Greens back striking Sydney Uni staff

Lee Rhiannon 13 Sep 2017

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has congratulated NTEU Sydney University members for today’s strike action and has called on Sydney University management to reverse their decision to refuse to negotiate with the union.

“The fact that Sydney University staff are on strike today highlights the weak leadership of Vice Chancellor Michael Spence,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Lee Rhiannon leads parliamentary NRL tipping

Lee Rhiannon 29 Aug 2017
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