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Greens launch new community campaign against Tony Abbott’s budget

The Australian Greens said today that Tony Abbott's cruel budget was fuelling a strong backlash in WA, with a new grass-roots campaign to harness this energy as budget measures are debated in Parliament.

Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam hosted a ‘Bust the Budget' forum in Perth last night, outlining the threats the budget poses to people across WA, and kicking off a new wave of community campaigning, building on the success of the recent Senate by-election.

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Abbott comments reveal support for Hawkes nuclear dump ‘vision’

Media release
Senator for WA Scott Ludlam
May 20, 2014

Recycled comments by former Prime Minister Bob Hawke on turning Australia into a global nuclear waste dump begs the question of whether current Prime Minister Tony Abbott still agrees with the ‘visionary' suggestion.

In 2005, then Minister for Health Tony Abbott praised Hawke's idea as visionary but said it was ‘hampered by political parochialism that needed to be overcome'.

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Traditional Owners of the Muckaty Nuclear Waste Site

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

QUESTION NUMBER: 314

DATE ASKED: 19 March 2014

 

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry on 19 March 2014:

With reference to the proposed development ofthe Muckaty Nuclear Waste Disposal site:

(1) Has the Minister made contact with, or met directly with, traditional owners and affected Aboriginal people concerned by, or opposed to, the development of a radioactive waste facility in the Muckaty region; if not, why not.

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Renewable energy now cheaper than coal

Media Release
Senator for WA Scott Ludlam
April 3, 2014
Western Australia could be the first State in Australia to be powered on solar energy through the night with American company, Solar Reserve, setting up in Perth.
The move comes as independent research released today by Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam and Sustainable Energy Now shows it will be cheaper to deliver 100 per cent renewable energy than business as usual.

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