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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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SA needs sustainable, smart investment in Holden

Future investment of public money into Holden and other vehicle producers should be linked to job guarantees and electric car production, the Australian Greens have said.

“South Australia could be the electric car capital of Australia,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“Handouts of government money need to support the creation of the electric cars of the future and need to come with rules that keep jobs in South Australia.

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Greens to stop essential service shut-offs for struggling SA families

The Australian Greens have heeded the concerns of peak social services bodies in SA and will look into establishing a new, independent body to review decisions to cut off electricity and gas supplies to struggling households.

“When families are struggling to get by, the last thing they need is for their electricity to be shut-off,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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South Australia’s youth could miss out on Election Day

Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young is urging the youth of South Australia to make sure their voices are heard on Election Day.

“The Federal Election is just around the corner and more than 51,000 young South Australians are not enrolled to vote,” 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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Low payments deny a New Start for struggling South Australians.

The Greens are urging Kevin Rudd to support struggling South Australians and increase the Newstart Allowance by $50 per week. 

“Too many South Australians are struggling to survive on $35 a day,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

“There are more than 34,000 South Australian job seekers receiving welfare payments, with the majority living on the insufficient Newstart allowance. 

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Greens launch team for Abbott Senate battle

Scott Ludlam 26 Jun 2013

Only the Greens stand in the way of Tony Abbott gaining absolute power of the parliament, Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said in Canberra today.

"I'm here today with all of the Greens' lead candidates to deliver the strong message that a vote for the Greens is a vote against Tony Abbott controlling the parliament."

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