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Murray Darling Basin Authority report

Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne, and Greens spokesperson for the Murray Darling Basin, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young held a press conference to respond to the Murray Darling Basin Authority report.

Please see the transcript of their statements below. The audio file provides the full audio with the questions and answers.


Transcript:

Christine Milne:                      

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Senator Christine Milne & Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Press Conference, July 8, 2012

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne and Immigration spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young held a press conference to discuss further developments in the Greens' proposals to save the lives of refugees and prevent them from taking the risky journey to Australia in dangerous boats.

The senators also addressed questions on statements in recent days by Sam Dastayari and Paul Howes.

The press conference was held outside the Australian Greens Special Policy Conference, where the party passed three proposals. The text of the proposals is below:

 

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PM should discuss with Indonesian President how to offer hope and sanctuary to refugees

Prime Minister Gillard should tell the Indonesian President that Australia is prepared to work with his country to process urgently refugee claims to save lives of desperate men, women and children now, the Australian Greens said today.

"The government could help victims fleeing persecution now by immediately giving the UNHCR $10 million dollars to assess claims in Indonesia," Greens' immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said.

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