With almost 18,000 children under the age of 12 homeless in Australia, new ideas and new funding to tackle homelessness must be on the table for the Federal election, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said today.
The Western Australian Government's obsession with appearing to be tough on law and order has resulted in children being locked up in an adult prison, including minors who have not been sentenced, the Greens said today.
A dairy farmer from a village abandoned because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster joined Greens spokesperson on nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam to speak out on the consequences of the nuclear industry.
The Greens today expressed support for the bid by Australian veterans exposed to British nuclear tests in Australia to secure compensation through the Human Rights Commission, and renewed their call for the British to compensate all victims of atomic weapons testing.
The Australian Greens communications spokesperson, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, warned the Federal Government to avoid jeopardising civil liberties and human rights in the pursuit of security in the wake of the Prime Minister's national security announcements today.