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Government unable to rule out Australian involvement in Mosul airstrike tragedy

The Turnbull Liberal government has failed to rule out Australia's involvement in another bombing tragedy in Iraq, the Australian Greens said today.

"The tragedy in Mosul took the lives of more than 200 civilians, the deadliest such attack by far since the US intervened in the conflict in mid-2014, and it ranks among the highest civilian death tolls in an American air mission since the disastrous US-led Coalition sent Australia into war in Iraq in 2003," Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Defence spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Reallocate Roe 8 funding to rehabilitation and public transport

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that

The Senate —

[a]    Notes:

(i)      the resounding defeat of the Barnett Government in Western Australia on March 11, 2017

(ii)     the unnecessary, destructive land-clearing undertaken by Main Roads Department contractors at the site of the proposed Roe Highway project in the Beeliar Wetlands in contravention of state and federal approval conditions; 

(iii)   that the incoming McGowan Government has committed to cancel the project;

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Level Up WA: Our plan for the videogames industry

With a small smart investment from government, Western Australia could become a hub for the national video games industry, which generates more than $2 billion a year, under a Greens plan released today.

"The massive success of mobile gaming, and the emerging technology of VR, present huge opportunities for the industry, and with just a few key measures, we could see a considerable amount of that work undertaken in Western Australia," Greens Communications spokesperson and Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said today.

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