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Australian Greens for Palestine, Third Edition

Lee Rhiannon 19 Jul 2016

The Australian Greens have long worked inside and outside parliament to oppose Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories, beginning with the election of Jo Vallentine in 1990.

The Greens understand that justice for Palestinians is critical to achieving lasting peace in the region for Israelis and Palestinians.

Click the link below to download Australian Greens for Palestine.

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Greens NSW vote increases

Lee Rhiannon 3 Jul 2016

There was a swing to the Greens at a national and NSW level. 

In the House of Representatives the Greens nationally gained 9.96 per cent of the vote which is a 1.31 per cent increase on the 2013 result.

In the House of Representatives the Greens in NSW gained 8.61 per cent of the vote which is a 0.66 per cent increase on the 2013 result.

For the first time the Greens in NSW retained a Senate seat. The seat was won by Senator Lee Rhiannon in 2010. 

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Greens Senator Rhiannon in Tamworth on jobs, live exports, Leyonhjelm and guns

Lee Rhiannon 29 Jun 2016

Senator Lee Rhiannon will hold a press conference before “Give our kids a start” rally with Greens candidate for New England Mercurius Goldstein. 

Senator Rhiannon will comment on 

  • Senator Leyonhjelm links to dangerous fringe gun culture
  • Why Turnbull/Shorten under pressure to back a National ICAC
  • Support for “Give our kids a start” union rally outside Joyce office

WHEN:  10.45am Wednesday 29 June

WHERE:  Barnaby Joyce’s office White St, Tamworth 

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An independent alone cannot save TAFE or protect farms

Lee Rhiannon 28 Jun 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has backed the call from New England Greens candidate Mercurius Goldstein for voters to support the Greens before independent candidates.

"A vote for the Greens in New England is a vote for TAFE, a vote to secure Australia's farming future through sustainable agriculture, to protect the Liverpool Plains from coal mines and CSG, and to ensure we develop local jobs in the local livestock industry," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Rhiannon backs Carol Vernon on why vote for Greens before independents

Lee Rhiannon 27 Jun 2016

MEDIA RELEASE
27 June 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has given strong backing to the call from Cowper Greens candidate Carol Vernon for voters to support the Greens before independent candidates as the way to achieve the best outcome for local communities and the environment.

"A vote for Greens Cowper candidate Carol Vernon is a vote for policies that will rebuild and expand public services for the people of the mid north coast," Senator Rhiannon said.

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After 300 days, Payne visits Williamtown to pass the buck

Lee Rhiannon 22 Jun 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Paterson John Brown have commented on Defence Minister’s visit to Williamtown yesterday. 

Senator Rhiannon said, “Almost three hundred days after Williamtown residents and workers had their lives turned upside down by the RAAF contamination crisis, Minister Payne decided to front up to them at Williamtown. 

“It is very hard not to see this as a cynical box-ticking exercise eleven days out from the election. 

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Greens federal and state MPs join with unions and steel industry campaigners in call for national steel procurement

Lee Rhiannon 20 Jun 2016

With the vote expected in the Upper House this week on the NSW Steel Procurement Bill, it is time all parliaments, State and Federal around the country enacted steel procurement policies. It is not enough to see one-off site specific rescue packages. 

The surest, simplest and most responsible action for every government in the country to take to protect Australian steel and the thousands of manufacturing jobs that depend on it, is to make sure that wherever practical our tax dollars are spent on Australian steel made by Australian workers.  

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