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Atomic testing compensation long overdue

Scott Ludlam 30 May 2016

 

The Australian Greens have released a compensation plan for ADF veterans and atomic test survivors for the health impacts and displacement caused by the British Atomic Weapons tests in Australia.

The Nuclear Veterans package will deliver compensation to nuclear test ADF veterans through the Veterans Gold Card costing $20million a year and an additional $110million for an Atomic Survivors health care card to people demonstrating ongoing health impacts from the nuclear tests in effected communities.

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Greens urban forest plan to protect Point Peron

Scott Ludlam 25 May 2016

Greens Senator for Scott Ludlam will announce a plan to permanently protect Point Peron when he visits Rockingham on Sunday to announce the Greens candidate for Brand, Dawn Jecks.

As part of the Urban Forest plan announced this week, Point Peron would be given statutory protection and adequate management funding as a Bush Forever site.

“Bush Forever, means forever, not just for now until a developer wants to disfigure it into a marina,” said Mr Ludlam.

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Electric vehicle revolution plan for WA

 

Western Australia will have thousands more electric vehicles and 39 more charging stations by 2021 under a Green’s plan to build a pollution free transport future.

The plan will fund free registration for the first five years after purchase of a fully electric vehicle and provide $151 million in grants to support local governments, state governments and car park operators to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Greens to double Perth tree canopy by 2040

Scott Ludlam 16 May 2016

Perth's tree canopy will double across the city by 2040 with every resident living within five minutes of a greenway under the Greens Urban Forest plan announced today.

Originally covered by about 284,000 hectares of native vegetation, it is estimated 75 per cent of Perth's original bushland and 80 per cent of our original wetlands have been lost.

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SA’s future in renewables, not ‘fatally flawed’ nuclear waste dumps

The Australian Greens have cautioned the South Australian Labor Government against rushing to a point of no return on international radioactive waste, with the release today of the final report of the SA Royal Commission into the expansion of the nuclear industry. 

"The proposal to dump international nuclear waste into an 'interim' store in South Australia is fatally flawed. Nuclear waste is an intergenerational liability, not a short-term asset," the Greens' nuclear spokesperson, Senator Scott Ludlam said.

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WA Greens ready for election 2016

Scott Ludlam 8 May 2016

Climate change, refugees, housing affordability, inequality and threats to our environment have galvanised the largest grassroots campaign ever organised by the Greens (WA) with hundreds of volunteers already doorknocking and phone banking for the upcoming election.

“We are ready. We have been preparing the Greens biggest grass-roots, volunteer driven campaign ever organised in WA. I am incredibly excited,” said Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

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