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Greens lays foundation for jobs plan

Media release
March 15 2014

The Greens today announced a jobs stimulus package for WA's economy as the mining boom falters, and threw down a challenge to other parties to an election debate on the economy.

Greens Deputy Leader and Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt MP and Western Australian Senator Scott Ludlam launched the plan in the port of Fremantle this afternoon.

"Construction, manufacturing and renewable energy jobs will boost the Western Australian economy in the next ten years under the Greens jobs plan, said Senator for Western Australia, Scott Ludlam.

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WA Greens candidates announced for Senate Election

A farmer, an academic, a disability advocate, a law and politics student and a scientist will join Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam in the race for a senate seat on April 5.

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said he was proud to stand alongside passionate, dedicated Greens candidates that represent a broad range of skills, knowledge and backgrounds.

"It is so encouraging to have a strong team out campaigning during this election who care deeply about disability care, farming, health, education and justice," he said.

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WA crucial to protecting RET and independent advice on global warming

The Australian Government will continue to receive independent advice on climate policy and the RET, now the Greens in the Senate have blocked the abolition of the independent Climate Change Authority.

"It's ridiculous that Tony Abbott is blocking action on global warming, and undermining renewable energy, by rejecting the experts who can tell him how to maximise opportunities," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

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