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Global Day of Action on Military Spending – time to recalibrate defence

Governments around the world spent $1.75 trillion - $4.8 billion per day - on military expenses in 2012, an amount higher than Cold War peaks - with Australia among the five biggest military spenders in our region.*

"If governments spent 4.8 billion per day on addressing environmental, economic, food and human security, many of the root causes of armed conflict would be eliminated," said Greens spokesperson assisting on Defence, Senator Scott Ludlam, on the third Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

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Abbott undermines Australia's Defence capability: Greens

"The Special Report on Climate Change and Defence released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute today underlines just how dangerous Tony Abbott's climate denialism is for the future security of Australia." Christine Milne, Australian Greens leader said today

"Any nation that deliberately ignores looming security threats and fails to prepare its Defence Forces leaving them untrained and ill equipped is selling out the country and the well-being of its citizens and that is exactly what a Coalition government would do."

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) & the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Senate Standing Committee on Economics
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Treasury Portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates
17 October - 18 October 2012
Question: SBT 15

Senator LUDLAM asked:

Senator LUDLAM:... I understand the CEFC has met with the Climate Change Authority as part of the review of the renewable energy target and ARENA on how the bodies can work in tandem, which is good.What can you tell us about how the CEFC and ARENA will work together?

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Senate Standing Committee on Economics
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Treasury Portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates
17 October - 18 October 2012
Question: SBT 14
Topic: Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Hansard Page: pg 65-66, Thursday 18 October 2012

Senator LUDLAM asked:

Senator LUDLAM: Could we get a few moments with somebody representing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation?

CHAIR: Sure.

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An historic day in the Senate

Dear friend,

What an historic day it has been today in the Australian Senate.

The last parliamentary sitting week before the midwinter break has seen your Greens team continue to achieve great outcomes for all Australians who want a cleaner, healthier, smarter and fairer society.

A short time ago I walked into the Senate to vote into law Australia's biggest ever public investment in clean and renewable energy - and one of the great achievements of the Greens in this parliament in building a clean energy economy.

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