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  • Greens take Steel Industry Procurement Plan to NSW and federal parliaments

    Following the release of the BIS Shrapnel report on a government procurement plan for steel the Greens have renewed their call for the NSW and federal governments to immediately adopt procurement frameworks for all publicly funded projects.

    BIS Shrapnel recommends a minimum requirement of 85 to 90 per cent Australian steel use in all government products. Their report shows that a procurement plan would rescue the Port Kembla blast furnace.

  • High Court decision must pave the way for further donations reform

    The High Court of Australia has found that NSW laws which ban specific classes of political donors are constitutionally valid. NSW laws currently ban alcohol, tobacco, gambling and developer interests from making political donations.

    The Court also upheld NSW laws which apply caps on the amount of political donations.

  • Ex Mayor Jeff McCloy loses high court bid - time for federal Govt to ban toxic political donations

    The Greens are calling on Prime Minister Turnbull to support legislation for a ban on political donations from select industries following former Newcastle Mayor Jeff McCloy's defeat in the High Court today.

    "The High court's decision to uphold a NSW ban on political donations from the developer, tobacco, gambling and alcohol industries is good news for democracy,"  said Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon.

  • Tuesday’s bus overhaul will reveal flaws in transport fare system and accessibility

    Greens NSW MP and Transport spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi has said that the bus timetable and route change impacts tomorrow, 6 October 2015, will exacerbate and reveal fundamental problems in the current fare system and accessibility.

    Dr Faruqi said:

    “From Tuesday, thousands of Sydney commuters will be forced to change modes and charged twice for taking the same journey they took last week.

  • Community safety demands fewer guns and deeper engagement

    As the community comes to terms with the shooting death of a police worker in Sydney, the Greens are calling for tighter gun controls and deeper engagement with marginalised young people in Sydney.

    Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said:

    "This was a terrible tragedy for this police worker, his family and colleagues. His killing was a terrible crime.

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