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Greens fight funding cuts to Universities

Scott Ludlam 31 Mar 2014

Senator for WA Scott Ludlam
Media release
March 26, 2014
Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam will stand alongside students at the Perth National Day of Action rally to protest against Tony Abbott's proposed funding cuts to universities today.
Dubbed the ‘Abbott and Pyne, hands off our education' rallies, hundreds of students will fight against the Abbott Government's planned $2.3billion funding cuts to universities in every capital city today.

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Greens offer solutions for poverty in WA as the old parties go missing

The Australian Greens said today that they remain the only party with effective policies on the table to reduce the incidence of poverty in Western Australia.

The new WA Council of Social Service Cost Of Living Report released today shows that a lack of affordable housing, increased living costs and inadequate levels of income support are driving Western Australians below the poverty line, with job seekers, single parents and families on low or fixed incomes most at risk.

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Greens Plan to Support local Community Broadcasting

Today on Perth community radio station RTR FM, the Australian Greens launched a $27million package to support our independent and diverse community media sector.

"Media diversity is vital to the health of our democracy and in this country media diversity is in retreat and community broadcasting provides a vital voice for local people and issues," said Senator Scott Ludlam.

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Greens dental plan already helps 139,107 families in Western Australia – and the best is yet to come

The Greens have already secured dental care reforms to help more than 139,000 Western Australian families and today announced a fully-costed plan to improve dental care for all Australians.

Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said that the first stage of the Greens' Denticare plan has been achieved and will come into effect on January 1st.

"The Greens secured an investment of more than $4 billion in the nation's dental care and next year 3.4 million kids will be able to access dental treatment through Medicare.

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Barnett can’t let WA schools get left behind – Greens

Scott Ludlam 24 Jul 2013

Western Australian schools will miss out on much-needed funding unless the Barnett Government puts partisan politics aside, Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam warned today.

"The Catholic schools associations have announced their support for the Gonski schools funding reforms - Premier Barnett continues to hold out for what appears to be purely partisan purposes," said Senator Ludlam.

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Greens call on young WA voters to match Tassie on enrolment

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam has urged voters who are not yet enrolled to spend a few minutes to enrol online, after new figures show WA lags behind most of the nation in voter enrolment.

"The latest statistics from the Electoral Commission show WA has the highest percentage of unenrolled voters after the Northern Territory and Queensland, and this is especially true of those aged 18 to 25, nearly a quarter of whom are not enrolled," Senator Ludlam said.

"This compares to Tasmania, where the young lead the nation at 86% enrolled to vote.

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WA Greens take stand with students and academics against funding cuts

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam will join academics and students Thursday morning in a united stand against the Federal Government's proposed funding cuts.

"This is a perverse kind of blackmail in which the Government claims we can't provide more funding to the nation's schools without targetting the nation's universities - we won't tolerate it," said Senator Ludlam.

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