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Allegations of lies and corruption risk South Australia’s vital water source

Today’s revelations that South Australia has been sold down the river about how much water it would lose if the Government’s change to the Murray Darling Basin Plan are further proof why the Plan should not be scaled back, The Australian Greens say.

“Big irrigators and upstream states are always claiming that South Australia is too far downstream for anything to matter – that’s just not true,” Greens Murray Darling Basin spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Greens to close Government’s gambling advertising loopholes for broadcasters

The Australian Greens have slammed the Turnbull Government for allowing loopholes that gets Foxtel out of a blanket ban on playing gambling advertising during live sports, and broadcasters playing gambling ads during pre-game entertainment.

“Last year, the Government claimed they’d struck a deal with broadcasters to ban gambling ads during sport broadcasts. We now see the legislation to enforce this shows not all broadcasters are treated equally,” Greens media spokesperson Senator Hanson-Young said.

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Political denial over the Murray Darling Basin Plan will kill the river: Greens

Today’s intervention by prominent scientists and economists warning that the roll-out of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing should be a wakeup call to Canberra that the health of the nation’s biggest river system is not going to recover without urgent and bold action, Australian Greens Murray Darling Basin spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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State and Federal Labor must stop the games and face the music on TAFE crisis

Greens education spokespeople Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Tammy Franks MLC are calling out both the state and federal Labor parties for trying to hide from scrutiny surrounding the crisis hitting TAFE in South Australia.

“Labor tried to block Friday’s Senate inquiry from taking place and have used political tricks to get it out of Adelaide. They’re naïve to think that moving this inquiry interstate means what is revealed is not going to make it back to SA,” Senator Hanson-Young said.

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TPP revival is all devil, no detail

Hold the champagne – this ‘zombie TPP’ may be new, but it’s anything but improved, Greens trade and finance spokesperson Senator Sarah-Hanson Young has said from the World Economic Forum at Davos.

“This ‘trickle-down triumph’ solves none of the problems we need genuine multilateral cooperation to solve, like climate change and tax avoidance,” she said.

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Greens welcome electric car plans

The Australian Greens welcome Sanjeev Gupta’s plans to build electric cars in Adelaide, following years of campaigning to transition the Holden site to an electric car manufacturing hub.

“This inspiring development in the future of the Holden site is an exciting step forward for South Australians. The Greens have been calling for the Holden site to transition into an electric car manufacturer and we share the enthusiasm for the project,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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