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Speech: Private colleges and political donations

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:06): This is about political donations and political influence. It is also about how the Abbott government proposes to divert money from public education to private colleges with little oversight of quality and accountability. We cannot answer all the questions this saga throws up, but it certainly warrants being opened up for public scrutiny.

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Motion: Women-only outreach services

Lee Rhiannon 28 Aug 2014

Lee's motion in support of women's refuges in NSW has been passed by the Senate.

That the Senate-

(a) notes:

      (i) specialist women-only services play a crucial role in providing specialist services for victims of domestic and family violence,

      (ii) services to victims of domestic and family violence and their children should be provided by specialist services and not general homelessness shelters,

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Speech: Greens support road transport infrastructure and safety

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (11:52): I congratulate Senator Janet Rice on taking over the transport portfolio, and I look forward to working with her in this area. She has set out the Greens' very clear case on the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill. I reiterate the Greens' support for Roads to Recovery and black spot funding to improve safety and access on our roads. Some of my work in the portfolio of local government crosses over into this area.

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