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Labor Conference: NSW Labor continues culture of deception

Lee Rhiannon 14 Jul 2012

Commenting on today's NSW State Labor Conference Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon stated that misinformation about the Greens in the motion passed by conference will reinforce the perception that Labor is incapable of meaningful reform.

"Labor and the Greens have a common enemy in Tony Abbott. Labor should focus on exposing what a disaster it would be if he became prime minister instead of spreading misinformation about the Greens," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Revised NSW Labor motion misleads public over Greens preference history

Lee Rhiannon 13 Jul 2012

 Greens Senator for NSW and democracy spokesperson Lee Rhiannon has called Labor's revised motion to be put tomorrow to the NSW ALP state conference misleading and dishonest.

"Labor has carefully worded the motion to leave voters and the media with the false impression that the Greens preferenced Pauline Hanson and an array of right wing parties ahead of Labor in the last state election. This is just not true," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Jack Mundey talks in Thirroul on Illawarra Green Bans history

Lee Rhiannon 12 Jul 2012

What: Green Bans leader Jack Mundey speaks at free public meeting about the history and relevance of Green Bans today in the Illawarra, alongside local community activist Sharon Callaghan and NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon. The  Green Bans documentary 'Rocking the Foundations' will also screen.
When: 2 for 2.15pm Saturday 14 July 2012
Where: Thirroul Railway Institute, Station Street (beside Thirroul Station)

Organised by Illawarra Greens and Senator Lee Rhiannon

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Speech: Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2012

Speech to bill - Thursday, 28 June 2012

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (19:19): These three Stronger Futures bills will undermine the human rights of Indigenous communities. It really does defy understanding why they have been brought forward in this form. Anything that is positive in the package will be rendered meaningless because they are so deeply discriminatory.

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Greens in Senate oppose Stronger Futures, vote against Bankstown income management trial

Commenting on the Stronger Futures legislation that passed the Senate last night on the combined vote of Labor and the Coalition, Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon said there was insufficient evidence to support extending the government’s controversial income management trial to Bankstown. 

The Greens tried to vote down the legislation, then tried to remove income management from the bill, but did not receive the support of the other parties. 

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Major parties baulk at national gun reform, fail to condemn shooting in NSW national parks

 In the shadow of legislation passed in the NSW Upper House which allows recreational hunters to shoot feral animals in designated national parks and reserves, Labor and the Coalition parties today voted against a Greens Senate motion condemning this move and calling on the Attorney General to strengthen national gun laws.

The motion below was moved by Greens Senators Penny Wright and Lee Rhiannon.

Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, said strengthening uniform gun laws would help increase public safety.

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Lee Rhiannon talks to ABC 730 about moves to reform the taxi industry

Lee Rhiannon 31 May 2012

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, whilst a NSW MP, helped establish a parliamentary inquiry into the NSW taxi industry. The draft findings of Allan Fels inquiry in to the Victorian taxi industry, released today, recommend sweeping reform. Lee talks about her experience of the obstacles to reforming the taxi industry in NSW, including the close relationship Cabcharge had cultivated with political decision-makers.

Watch it here.

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