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Stop Millers Point public housing sell-off - Senate backs Greens motion

Lee Rhiannon 16 Jul 2014

The Australian Senate has passed a Greens' motion calling on the NSW government to cease selling public housing in the historic inner Sydney suburb of Millers Point.

"This is a small but important victory for the Miller Points residents and their supporters who have been campaigning to save 293 public housing properties and to stop the eviction of 400 tenants from their homes slated for private sale," Greens NSW Senator said.

"The Greens put this motion before the Senate to win federal support for this important campaign.

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Greens call for construction-led south-east stimulus package

Victoria, South Australia & NSW need an economic stimulus package to create jobs and transition to a clean economy, Greens Deputy Leader and industry spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said today.

Mr Bandt today released ‘Saving south-east Australia', a fully-funded plan to build 77,500 new houses in south-eastern Australia, fast-track high-speed rail, provide tax relief to small business and manufacturing and boost research and innovation spending.

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Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Second Reading
Thursday 23 August 2012

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (13:51): The Greens support the Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and the work that the government and many others have put into improving our national oceans law framework. I put on the record my concern about the comments of the previous speaker, Senator Joyce. He has again disgraced himself, his party and his coalition partners with vile language about people who have every right to seek refuge here.

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Albanese again deserts public transport - M4 plan another Labor blunder

Reports that Transport Minister Anthony Albanese will back the construction of Sydney's M4 East, M5 East duplication and the F3 to M2 tunnel link in today's budget threatens to repeat the motorway mistakes of former NSW state Labor governments that proved to be financial disasters and only added to Sydney's road congestion, said Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon (

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NSW public transport poor cousin of federal budget

Australian Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has raised concerns that the budget leak revealing a $3.6 billion boost for the Pacific Highway suggests NSW public transport upgrades have again been neglected by the federal Labor government (SMH today).

"The Greens welcome programs that make our roads safer. This can be more effectively achieved by also expanding public rail and bus projects," Senator Rhiannon said. 

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