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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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Budget abandons housing affordability

Scott Ludlam 4 May 2016

The 2016 budget entrenches government hostility to renters and those on low incomes trying to get into the housing market, the Australian Greens said today.

"Reports this morning outline the huge risk affordable housing is under with this budget, as we will see thousands of wealthy retirees switch their investments from superannuation to property. That will squeeze lower income earners and first home buyers even further out of the market," Australian Greens spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Greens join international calls for West Papuan self-determination

The Australian Greens are joining parliamentarians around the world in advocating for the right of the West Papuan people to determine their own political future.

"On the eve of our own election being called, how can we stand by and watch democracy fail so spectacularly for one of our close neighbours?" asked Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale, who in 2012 launched Australia's chapter of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua.

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