Our port is the largest exporter of coal in Australia supporting the largest coalmining enterprises in Australia and yet despite claims by the coal mining companies that growth of the industry will lead to more employment, we have for many years experienced high unemployment
As reported on the front page of Monday's Herald, our health system is suffering from a lack of trained staff in our health system to operate vital life saving equipment. Our present and past governments continue to throw money at equipment failing to recognise the real issue, staffing.
The Australian Greens today proposed a more effective use for the $40.8 million the Federal Government has budgeted for cyber safety. The plan includes PC-based filtering, further research into cyber safety risks, strengthened law enforcement, and online education.
The plan is detailed here
Greens NSW Senate candidate Lee Rhiannon has today criticised NSW’s
record of biodiversity protection and has committed to working in the
Senate to strengthen the Environment Protection and Biodiversity
Conservation (EPBC) Act.
“Something is seriously wrong with our system of protecting
Greens Candidate for Cowper, Dominic King, today responded to the announcement by Labor of a GP Super Clinic for Coffs Harbour.
“We welcome the Labor Party’s announcement. Anyone who has tried to find a GP quickly in Coffs Harbour knows it’s an almost impossible task, so anything that helps ease that problem is welcome.
“As Mr Sekfy acknowledged that the clinic would take pressure off the busy Coffs Health Campus, we’d also like further commitments to restore the services of rural hospitals such as Bellingen, Maclean and Kempsey.
“The Greens would also put prevention on the agenda.
"We know that the combined cost of poor health and the associated social impacts from tobacco and alcohol use, obesity, and poor dental, mental and hearing health is $138.75 billion per year. So let’s do more in this area.
“I’m calling on the other two major parties to support the initiatives set up in The Greens’ National Healthcare Plan.
Greens candidate for Page, Jeff Johnson, has backed the Australian Greens’ proposed universal ‘Denticare’ scheme, saying that the Greens would use a stronger voice in federal parliament to push for increased funding for public dental health.
Greens NSW Senate candidate Lee Rhiannon has outlined the Greens’ vision for school education, with a raft of measures to secure the future of quality public schools and provide equity of opportunity for all NSW students.
Real Money for NSW's public schools
Commenting on Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s attempt to distance herself from her NSW state government colleagues, Greens NSW senate candidate Lee Rhiannon said that Ms Gillard should drop her blaming tone and adopt a partnership approach with the state government.