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SA says: protect Kangaroo Island from oil and gas drilling

Almost three quarters of South Australians want Kangaroo Island to be protected from planned oil and gas drilling, according to polling data released by the Australian Greens today.

A Lonergan poll of 1582 South Australians found only 16 per cent of voters supported the Bight Petroleum proposal for oil and gas exploration in the Kangaroo Island Canyon and Pools.

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Safer streets in SA start with tougher gun control: Australian Greens

The Australian Greens will move to curb firearm-related deaths and violent crimes in South Australia by banning semi-automatic handguns in our communities.

“At the turn of the new year Adelaide was rife with gang-related violence, including drive-by shootings, which resulted in death and serious injury. It is unacceptable that 14 South Australians were shot in the first two months of this year alone,” Greens Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Greens back small business in SA

South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will today host a roundtable with small business owners to outline the Greens’ commitment to supporting smaller commercial organisations and companies in SA.

“The Greens are the only party that is really standing up for small business,” Senator Hanson-Young said.

“The Greens want a 2 per cent tax cut for small businesses across Australia, which would help 50,000 smaller companies here in SA.

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It’s time to allow terminally ill South Australians the right to a dignified death

The Australian Greens will take steps to give terminally ill people the right to end their lives on their own terms when it introduces its Dying With Dignity legislation in Federal Parliament.

“More than 75% of Australians are supporting the call for those with terminal illnesses to have the right to control the way in which they die,” Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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New Greens’ advertisements give SA another voice

South Australians will hear that there is another way, a real alternative to the constant negativity of the old parties over the coming weeks, as the Greens launch their first television advertisements of the official election campaign tonight.

“Voters in South Australia will play a huge role in this election and I’m proud to be standing as a strong alternative voice to Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott and their continued race to the bottom,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Support for Holden must guarantee SA jobs

The government must be clear about exactly what it will do to support Holden, and all of the workers in South Australia who rely on the industry for their livelihoods, the Australian Greens have said today.

“The government needs to come clean and let all South Australians know exactly what it will do to support Holden and local jobs before the election, not after,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Don’t wait; Enrol to vote before it’s too late

With only 7 days to get on the electoral roll, Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young is urging the youth of SA to make sure their voices are heard on Election Day.

“The Federal Election has been called and there are 51,000 young South Australians missing from the roll,” the Greens’ youth spokesperson, Senator Hanson-Young said.

“Time is running out for young South Australians to play their part in shaping Australia’s future.

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Clean energy cleans up at SA business awards

The Australian Greens have applauded two of South Australia’s renewable energy companies for taking home awards at this year’s Telstra Business Awards. 

“This recognition of South Australian renewable energy companies is further proof that this state is passionate about clean, green energy,” Australian Greens Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Government handouts to auto-industry must guarantee local jobs

Any further handouts of tax-payers money to the automotive industry need to come with local job guarantees for South Australia and a commitment to making the clean, green, electric cars of the future, the Australian Greens have said.

“Golden handshakes made with tax-payers’ money need to come with strict guidelines,” South Australian Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“In the past we’ve seen handouts given with no guarantees given to keep jobs in local communities.

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