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South Australia dudded by Barnaby Joyce and MDBA

The Murray Darling Basin Authority’s attempt to increase irrigation limits in the northern basin will reduce the already insufficient amount of water heading downstream to South Australia, the Australian Greens have said.

“This is extremely concerning,” the Green’s water spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“There is a critical lack of leadership in this discussion right now. First it was Barnaby Joyce and now it’s the MDBA selling South Australia short.

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Labor, Liberal still push for TPP despite Trump

The Labor and Liberal Parties’ decision to vote against a Senate motion calling for the end of all moves towards ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is very concerning, the Australian Greens have said.

“This monster deal was built by big business, for big business and it will leave regular Australians worse off,” the Greens’ Finance and Trade spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Turnbull’s trade talks put corporations first

Trade agreements should be negotiated to advantage people, not major corporations, the Australian Greens have said following Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that future deals will have winners and losers.

“In recent years, deal after deal has been negotiated with big corporations being the only winners,” the Greens’ Finance and Trade spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“When big business wins, regular everyday Australians lose out.

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Labor putting Pauline Hanson first: Greens to test Labor on trade and jobs

The Greens have called on Labor to ditch their embrace of Hanson rhetoric and instead of dog-whistling outside of Parliament, back the Greens in Parliament by committing to ditch the Trans-Pacific Partnership and legislating to protect local jobs. The Greens will test Labor’s mettle in Parliament in coming weeks. 

“Trade deals have become deals for corporations, not people. This has to change and we can start by knocking off the dodgy Trans-Pacific Partnership,” Greens Trade & Finance spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Trump Presidency must end Australia’s TPP push

The Australian Government should immediately end all moves towards ratifying the Trans Pacific-Partnership Agreement (TPP) in light of Donald Trump being elected as the president of the United States, the Australian Greens have said.

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead,” Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“It would be extremely foolish to continue down the path towards any form of enabling legislation or ratification of the TPP in Australia, considering the circumstances.

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Greens defend Arts courses in Vocational Education and Training

The Australian Greens have announced that they will move an amendment to the government’s Vocational Education and Training bill in the Senate to support arts and creative industries in Australia.

“Cleaning up the dodgy rorting in the VET sector should not come at the cost of arts courses and education providers that were doing the right thing,” the Greens’ Education and Arts spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“Our creative industries employ thousands of people across Australia and help to build the social fabric of our community.

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Federal Labor should block SA nukes

Following the Citizen Jury’s resounding rejection of the proposed nuclear waste dump in South Australia, the Federal Labor Party should reaffirm their opposition to the importation of nuclear waste and block this farcical process once and for all, the Australian Greens have said.

“The people of South Australia don’t want this dump and the Labor Party need to recognise that,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“As South Australian MPs, we all have a duty to stand up for our state.”

According to Labor’s own National Platform they will;

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SA nuke dump - biased advice shows books are cooked

The so called 'economic argument' for an international nuclear waste dump in South Australia is a cruel joke, Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said, after it was revealed that two of its key authors work for a pro-nuclear organisation.

"This sham modelling has been revealed as a cruel joke on a state that is looking for jobs and a secure, long term economic future," Senator Hanson-Young said.

"South Australia's prosperity cannot be built on a foundation of dodgy modelling and nuclear waste.

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Barnaby’s dam crazy

Giving Barnaby Joyce the keys to a multi-million dollar water slush fund is a recipe for disaster, the Australian Greens have said.

“Letting Barnaby Joyce loose across Northern Australia with his very own pork barrelling fund is dangerous,” the Greens’ water spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The Nationals have a questionable environmental record and spending $440 million on Barnaby’s boondoggle is a recipe for disaster.

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