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Poll shows South Australians want to keep $10bn of renewable industry funding

Tony Abbott wants to scrap the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, but polling* has shown that the majority of South Australians want to see it protected.

“South Australia is the clean energy capital of Australia, but Tony Abbott wants to pull the rug out from under the industry,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The renewable energy sector has the potential to employ an extra  5,000 South Australians by 2030, but that’s all at stake because of Tony Abbot’s plans to gut the CEFC.

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Bill Kelty and Bob Brown launch Senator Hanson-Young’s campaign

South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has launched her campaign for re-election in Adelaide today with guest speakers including former Greens leader Bob Brown and former Secretary of the ACTU Bill Kelty.

“It’s never been more important to have a strong Green voice in the Senate, standing up for what matters,” Senator Hanson-Young said today.

“Tony Abbott is coming after my seat in South Australia because he knows he needs it to get effective control of the Parliament.

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Greens Pay Tribute to Courageous Port Augusta Mayor

The Australian Greens have today paid tribute to Mayor Joy Baluch, a courageous advocate for the Port Augusta community.

"I met Joy on a trip to Port Augusta last year to see first-hand the strong community campaign for renewable energy," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"A fitting tribute to her memory would be to fulfil her dream of repowering Port Augusta with solar energy."

South Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young said Joy was a strong, passionate leader for the Port Augusta community.

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Labor failing to secure car workers’ future in Vic and SA: Bandt and Hanson-Young

Responding to announcements that 500 jobs will be slashed from Holden's operations in Melbourne and South Australia, Greens Deputy Leader and industry spokesperson, Adam Bandt, has criticised the Federal government for failing to secure jobs and plan for an electric car future.

"Labor has handed over cash to Holden without getting any guarantees of job security for workers and their families," said Mr Bandt.

"Holden has received $2.2 billion in federal government subsidies over 12 years, yet they continue to slash jobs.

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