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  • Williamtown contamination recommendations - pressure on Turnbull Government for quick action

    Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon, who initiated the Williamtown contamination inquiry, has called on the Turnbull government to quickly act on all the recommendations including compensation, buy outs and health testing.

    "Now the spotlight is on Defence Department's failure to quickly and responsibly deal with the contamination in and around Williamtown RAAF Base Defence Minister Marise Payne should move to immediately implement all recommendations," Senator Rhiannon said.

  • Getaboutable: A great boost for accessible tourism

    Jan Barham, NSW Greens spokesperson for Disability and Tourism has applauded Getaboutable, a website developed in Australia that provides information about accessible tourism for people with a disability. 

    Getaboutable lists accommodation, transport and entertainment options that are accessible for people with mobility impairments, vision impairments or hearing loss. 

  • Secrecy and deceit as the Baird government hides its business case and 20 KPMG consultants reports on council mergers

    The Baird government is refusing to release 25 secret reports analyzing the costs and impacts of 35 forced council amalgamations.

    In response to a Government Information Public Access application (FOI) lodged by Greens MP David Shoebridge, the Department of Premier and Cabinet have refused access to KPMG’s business case, financial modeling and impact analysis, as well as 20 separate documents authored by KPMG analyzing the financial impacts of council mergers.

  • Marrickville Council locks out WestConnex

    Greens WestConnex spokesperson and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP congratulated Greens Councillor Sylvie Ellsmore and Marrickville Councillors who, last night, voted to support resolutions against WestConnex. The resolutions included revoking permission that had been previously granted by Council officers for WestConnex preparatory drilling at Tempe Reserve and affirmed the right of residents to peacefully protest.

  • TAFE faces new threat from planned Federal takeover and privatisation of vocation education and training

    The Federal government’s proposed takeover of vocational education and training would spell the the end of TAFE and Australia’s system of quality public technical and skills training, according to Greens NSW MP and acting Education spokesperson David Shoebridge.

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