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Program cuts in the 2014-15 Budget - Smaller Government Reform Agenda,

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE QUESTION

Notice Given: 18 April 2016 (Question No. 1st session - 2977, 2nd session - 3231)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016

With reference to the following programs cut in the 2014-15 Budget as part of the Smaller Government Reform Agenda, can a list be provided of the annual budget (including operating costs and staff levels) for each of the following programs prior to their abolition:

(a) Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness;

(b) National Housing Supply Council;

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The Affordable Housing working group

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE  QUESTION

Notice Given:  18 April 2016

(Question No.  1st session - 2972, 211ct  session - 3227)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016:

With reference to the Affordable Housing working group established in January 2016:

(1) Who has been invited to join the working group.

(2)  How were these invited groups chosen.

(3)  Who is representing homelessness on the working group.

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The National Housing Supply Council

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE  QUESTION

Notice Given:  18 April 2016

(Question No . 1st session 2978, 2nd  session - 3232)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016

With reference to the National Housing Supply Council that was abolished in the 2014-15 Budget:

(1)  What data is Treasury compiling on the current national housing supply gap and by whom.

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Government loses the plot on housing affordability: Greens

Scott Ludlam 2 May 2016

The government's stubborn refusal to act on yet another substantial piece of evidence that negative gearing is forcing people out of the housing market shows just how divorced from reality they are, the Australian Greens said today.

"A Liberal-chaired inquiry into housing affordability found that negative gearing has created a housing market dominated by speculative investors, a housing market where first home buyers are increasingly shut out," Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Another Médecins Sans Frontières hospital tragedy

The Australian government should focus on diplomatic and humanitarian efforts in Syria, in the wake of the tragic Médecins Sans Frontières hospital bombing in Aleppo, the Australian Greens said today.

"We should withdraw our forces immediately, and dedicate our considerable diplomatic capacity and our resources to a humanitarian response. The last thing we should be doing is further adding to the chaos in Syria", Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Nuclear inquiry needed for waste dump sites

Scott Ludlam 29 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens have called for an independent, deliberative inquiry into long-term stewardship options for spent nuclear fuel, drawing widely on international experience in light of today’s announcement to use Wallerberdina Station near Barndioota in South Australia's Flinders Ranges as a proposed dump site.

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