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Riverina Greens: Turnbull budget would rob millions of dollars from Riverina public schools

Lee Rhiannon 17 May 2017
Protecting funding for local public schools was identified as a top priority to maintain local education standards when members of the Riverina Greens local group met Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon on Saturday. 
 
"Our local public schools collectively would lose millions of dollars if the Turnbull budget plan is not blocked," Kevin Poynter, Riverina Greens spokesperson, has warned.
 
"Public schools in the Riverina cannot afford to lose any of the agreed funding allocation set out in the Federal-NSW Schools Funding Agreement.
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Statement in Support of Palestinian Hunger Strike

Lee Rhiannon 11 May 2017
More than 1,000 of the 6,500 political prisoners held by Israel are refusing food in protest of their degrading treatment. The collective hunger strike began on April 17 – the internationally commemorated Palestinian Prisoner Day under the banner of "Freedom and Dignity."
 
The prisoners on strike have not consumed anything but salt water since the open-ended strike began. They say the conditions of Israeli prisons have become unbearable and they are demanding basic rights such as regular family visits and adequate medical services.  
 
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