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Big Win for Community, Big Problems at EPA

Scott Ludlam 16 Dec 2015

The huge win for the community campaign to stop the Roe 8 destruction of the Beeliar wetlands has highlighted dangerous inadequacies with the State Environmental Protection authority, the Australian Greens said today.

"Justice Martin's finding that the EPA approval of the Roe 8 project is invalid is a great win for the community campaign that funded the legal challenge, and a great win for the environment the project was set to destroy," Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said.

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Homeless need support services, not selfies

Scott Ludlam 11 Dec 2015

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Specialist homelessness services report again highlights the scale of the homelessness crisis in Australia, a crisis worsened by the Abbott-Turnbull cuts to services, the Australian Greens said today.

"More than 300 people a day are being turned away from crisis accommodation services stretched to their limits," Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said.

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A warm welcome for Malcolm

Scott Ludlam 10 Dec 2015

Aboriginal elders, mayors, the Rethink the Link Alliance - representing 34 different groups - and Save Beeliar Wetlands campaigners joined with state and federal parliamentarians at the Perth office of the Prime Minister today to formally request a meeting, outlining their opposition to the Roe 8 extension through the Beeliar Wetlands.

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Another $330 million for a road that still goes nowhere

Scott Ludlam 26 Nov 2015

Main Roads WA have asked for another $330 million of taxpayer funds for their 'preferred option' of a road that still goes nowhere, the Australian Greens said today.

"The map published in The West today shows the path Main Roads WA want to cut through some of Fremantle's oldest suburbs, but ultimately it just illustrates which residents will be joining the fight at the Beeliar wetlands to stop the freight link all together," Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said today.

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We’ll be there every day, every step, community tells Barnett

Scott Ludlam 24 Nov 2015

Colin Barnett's plan to send drilling equipment into the Beeliar Wetlands on the day of a well-publicised community protest at Parliament House has spectacularly backfired, the Australian Greens said today.

"Mr Barnett's cynical attempt to sneak workers in when the attention of the community was focussed elsewhere was unnecessarily antagonistic, and a continuation of the Liberals strategy of secrecy.

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Government out in the cold on housing affordability: Greens

Scott Ludlam 24 Nov 2015

In the course of the current debate around tax reform, the government must stop ignoring the biggest challenge low income Australians face - the spiralling cost of housing - the Australian Greens said today.

"Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax exemptions are long-overdue for an overhaul, with the budget gains reinvested in housing affordability. The solutions are there for the taking," Australian Greens Deputy Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Liberals still keeping secrets on Roe 8

Scott Ludlam 23 Nov 2015

After failing to provide any information in response to the latest Order for Production of Documents on the Roe 8 freeway, it seems that once again the federal Liberal government are covering for their state colleagues in WA by refusing to make public even the most basic justification for the project, the Australian Greens said today.

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