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Speech: Ray Jackson tribute

Lee Rhiannon 15 May 2015

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:47): Tonight I rise to speak about Ray Jackson, who was a remarkable man. He was a Wiradjuri man who, sadly, died on 23 April 2015, and I do send my condolences to all of his family-his children, his grandchildren, his great-grandchildren and his many friends and colleagues in Australia and around the world.

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NSW snubbed by Abbott government budget, local communities hit

Lee Rhiannon 13 May 2015

Australian Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon has said the Abbott government has kept many of the harsh and unfair elements of the 2014 budget and has failed to deliver a credible economic plan to create jobs and invest in public services in NSW.

"Cuts of $2 billion to health care will hit NSW hard. Funding cuts will make it harder for our public hospitals to meet increasing demand," said Senator Rhiannon.

"Included in the cuts to health are cuts to preventative health research, chronic disease prevention and rural outreach.

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Labor votes with the Abbott govt to block call to clean up White Bay cruise ships

Lee Rhiannon 19 Mar 2015

Labor has voted with the Abbott government against a Greens Senate motion on pollution from cruise ships in White Bay, Balmain which is reportedly causing widespread health problems.

“It is deeply disappointing that the major parties have voted against our motion calling for mandatory minimum standards for cruise ships at White Bay,” said Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon.

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