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Cowper - Greens Senate team joins local candidate on election campaign trail

The Greens NSW Senate team are spending the first week of the election campaign on the mid north coast working with Carol Vernon, Greens candidate for Cowper.

Ms Vernon said “We will be talking to voters about the Greens plan to clean up politics, boost jobs on the mid north coast, expand renewable energy, start construction of High Speed Rail and back more funding for TAFE. 

“We have a jam packed program for our Senate team and we will be working from one end of the electorate to the other visiting all the main towns. 

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Williamtown in crisis, Turnbull government offers peanuts

Lee Rhiannon 6 May 2016

State Liberal MP Niall Blair has admitted in parliament that there is tension between the Baird and Turnbull governments over the federal government’s response to the contamination crisis at Williamtown and other sites, Greens NSW Senator said today.

‘Clearly there is enormous tension between the state and federal Liberal-National governments on this matter.

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Turnbull rules for rich - $6 b ripped out education, health; $12b tax breaks for business

Lee Rhiannon 4 May 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first budget that will drive increasing inequality with its tax breaks for the very wealthy is a reminder why this budget should be the last for this Liberal-National government, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said. 

“This is a cruel budget that rips $6b out of education, health, welfare and the public sector while handing over $12b in tax cuts and tax breaks for companies and the very wealthy,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

“This budget is a huge setback for the people of NSW. 

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Greens May Day candidate launch - workers' rights priority for Blaxland, Senate campaign

Lee Rhiannon 1 May 2016

The Greens chose the eve of May Day to launch their Blaxland campaign with Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon indicating strong support for Blaxland candidate Suzan Virago's commitment to workers' rights. 

At the launch Senator Rhiannon and Ms Virago both spoke in support of the union movement, the rights of working people and the Greens new policy to expand the rights of casual workers. 

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Parramatta Greens Welcome Refugees event sends challenge to Coalition and Labor

The Parramatta Greens today urged the old parties to end their cruel treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

A Welcome Refugees Picnic held in Parramatta was attended by nearly 40 people, including refugees from South Sudan, Syria, Sri Lanka, Iran and Iraq. Greens candidate for Parramatta. It was hosted by Parramatta Greens, ,the Refugee Action Coalition and People Just Like Us.

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Greens push to keep deficit levy – revenue raiser for Hunter schools, hospitals

Lee Rhiannon 21 Apr 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said today that the Greens plan to make the deficit levy permanent will raise revenue Hunter schools and hospitals desperately need.

“The Greens have been pushing the Turnbull government and the Labor opposition to make the deficit levy permanent, as well as establishing a millionaires’ tax. 

“So it is good news to hear that opposition leader Bill Shorten has confirmed that Labor will consider making the deficit levy permanent.  

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