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Faked comments attributed to Senator Hanson-Young


An obviously faked version of a statement made by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young on the 16th of December 2014, in the aftermath of the tragic siege in Sydney, has been circulating online.

The photoshopped version of the statement should not be circulated further as the Australian Federal Police are investigating the source of the fabrication.

"It's disappointing that some people have altered the statement in such a sinister way, seeking to impersonate me and politicise this tragic event," Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Coalition's first budget puts you last

Penny Wright 14 May 2014

South Australian Greens Senators Sarah Hanson-Young and Penny Wright have slammed the Coalition's first budget, which slugs SA families while letting big business off the hook.

"This is a brutal budget by a cruel Coalition," Senator Wright said.

"Not only has Education Minister Christopher Pyne turned his back on SA school students by ripping the heart out of the Gonski reforms, he wants to make it harder and more expensive to go to university.

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Secret bill to hit families hard

Rachel Siewert 10 Dec 2013

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The Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. Heard of it? We’re not surprised if you answered no. Under the guise of administrative changes, the Coalition Government are trying to rush through a raft of damaging changes to community services. Worse, the Labor Party is working with the Coalition to pass them!

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Greens call on Abbott to reject any attempts to stymie Paid Parental Leave scheme

The Australian Greens are calling on Tony Abbott to reject his backbencher Dennis Jensen’s push to delay the introduction of the Coalition’s Paid Parental Leave scheme.

"After the worldwide embarrassment caused by having only one woman in cabinet it would be wise for Tony Abbott to ignore Dennis Jensen's attempt to stymie paid parental leave," Greens Senator and spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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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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Greens back world-class Dental School and Hospital for Adelaide

The Greens have released their plan for a world-class Dental School and Hospital upgrade in Adelaide today.

“Adelaide needs a world class dental school and hospital, but so far the state and federal Labor governments have refused to come to the table,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The current Dental Hospital facilities need to be upgraded. The hospital site on North Terrace would be the perfect place to set up a new facility for both the current dental hospital and the Adelaide University dental school.

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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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Coalition’s demonising of refugees continues in desperate race to the polls

The Coalition’s announcement today that it will alert the police when refugees are released into the community is unabashed and unashamed dog-whistle politics, the Australian Greens have said.

“The Coalition’s shameful parade of asylum policy announcements has continued unabated into the final week of the election campaign,” the Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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