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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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Greens’ agency could save SA families $180m on electricity bills

An Energy Savings Agency announced by the Australian Greens has the potential to save South Australian home owners more than $180 million on their electricity bills each year.

“South Australian families are under pressure like never before,” South Australian Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The Greens Energy Savings Agency has the potential to cut the average family electricity bill by $250 a year. That’s a saving of over $180 million for the 725,000 residential electricity account holders in South Australia.

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Greens call on government to fix health crisis in Fleurieu

The Australian Greens have called on the government to step in and fix an impending healthcare crisis in the state’s south after 40 GPs resigned in the Fleurieu and called on Tony Abbott to outline what he would do to fix the situation if elected as Prime Minister.

“Every measure must be taken to avert this impending crisis and I call on the Federal Government to give a guarantee to Goolwa, Middleton and Victor Harbor residents that they won’t be left stranded,” South Australian Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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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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