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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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Greens announce Adelaide candidate

The Greens have announced Ruth Beach as the party’s candidate for the seat of Adelaide in the upcoming Federal Election.

Speaking at the Prospect Fair this weekend, South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said Ms Beach would be a passionate advocate for the people of her home city.

“Ruth will be a strong voice for Adelaide,” Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“After years of service as an environmental lawyer, Ruth knows what it takes to stand up for what she believes in.

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Cuts to SA community sport funding must be reversed

The Greens will move a motion in the Senate this week condemning the SA Government’s $3.5 million cuts to funding for community sporting clubs.

“Community sport is crucial in Australia and I am worried that this decision will rip the heart and soul out of many towns and neighbourhoods across our state,” South Australian Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The social and health benefits of community sporting clubs are well known and I urge the Premier to recognise that and reinstate the funding that these clubs so desperately need.

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Un-happy new year for thousands of SA single mums

Around 10,000 South Australian single parents will have their support payments slashed following changes that will take effect from January the 1st.

“It’ll be an unhappy new year for thousands of families around South Australia this January when their already meagre single parents’ payments are cut,” Greens Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“Forcing thousands of single mums to survive on Newstart is the Labor Party’s way of finding a budget surplus on the backs of Australia’s most vulnerable families.

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Campaigns & Communications Manager – Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

The Campaigns & Communications Manager (CCM) would suit a highly motivated person with a strong history in managing large-scale campaigns in a political environment, and who possesses highly developed strategic and communications skills. As part of a small team the CCM will be responsible for the overall management of the Senator's re-election campaign along with management of strategic communications and campaign priorities of the Senator's various portfolios.

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Media Adviser – Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Senator Hanson-Young is seeking an energetic person to join her team Media Adviser. The Media Adviser will be the primary contact for journalists and will respond to interview requests, provide briefings for the Senator, write media releases, organise press conferences, and monitor the media. The Media Adviser will also work closely with the Campaigns and Communications Manager to ensure strategic and effective day-to-day communications and preparation of materials for publication.

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Hanson-Young pre-selected as SA Greens’ lead candidate for Senate in 2013

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has today been chosen as the Australian Greens' lead candidate for the South Australian in the 2013 election and will continue being a strong, progressive, local voice in the fight against the Abbott Coalition.

"I am humbled and honoured that my fellow Greens members have selected me as their lead candidate here today in Adelaide," Sen. Hanson-Young said.

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