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Is it Government policy to reduce the number of homeless people being turned away from services?

26 Feb 2015

Is it Government policy to reduce the number of homeless people being turned away from services 

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Will the NPAH be extended? Its still a dangerous mystery

26 Feb 2015

Senator Scott Ludlam asks the Department of Social Services if critically needed homelessness funding under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness will be extended past June 30, 2015. Watch as the Department and Liberal Senators avoid the question.

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More questions over the Gemalto hack

25 Feb 2015

Scott questions the Australian Signals Directorate over the reported hacking of Gemalto sim cards.

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Estimates: Australia's new Joint Strike Fighters

25 Feb 2015

Scott raises questions about the delivery of Australia's new joint strike fighters during DFAT estimates.

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Estimates: ADF Deployment, Iraq & Drones

25 Feb 2015

Scott raises ADF deployment procedures, operations in Iraq and drones during DFAT Estimates in Canberra.

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Gemalto, metadata and ASIO at Senate Estimates

25 Feb 2015

Scott questions representatives from ASIO during Senate Estimates, around issues including the Gemalto sim card hack, assessment processes and metadata.

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Office of Supervising Scientist at Estimates

24 Feb 2015

Scott speaks to the Office of Supervising Scientist about the Ranger mine and ERA safety checks.

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Budget cuts and changes to SBS

24 Feb 2015

Scott raises budget cuts and other changes to SBS with representitives during Senate Estimates.

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ACMA & the Gemalto sim card hack

24 Feb 2015

Scott questions ACMA about the reported Gemalto sim card hack in Senate Estimates.

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No business case before $866m in Roe 8 funding

24 Feb 2015

Scott questions the Dept of Infrastructure and Regional Development over the plans for the damaging and flawed Roe 8 project in WA, which threatens the Beelair Wetlands.

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Senate Affordable Housing Inquiry- Perth Hearing- November 11 2014- Transcript

20 Nov 2014

In March this year the Greens helped initiate the Senate Inquiry into affordable housing. I’ve been travelling around Australia hearing evidence on the catastrophic housing affordability fail across the entire spectrum.

This is the transcript from the Perth hearing on the 11th November – in which I was incredibly proud to support a group of people currently experiencing homelessness appear before the hearing and hear their stories.

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Estimates – Federal approval of Mangles Bay Marina - Scott asks why the Little Penguins, and social and economic impacts NOT considered?

23 Oct 2014

Scott asks how Point Peron gained DoE approval when the community is so against it and the environmental impacts will be so severe.

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Scott asks about Secret SAS squad investigated for alleged rape and drowning threats [Estimates]

23 Oct 2014

Scott asks about the existence of a secret SAS 4 Squadron and the alleged capture of peace activists at Swan Island

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Scott Explores The Brain Drain from CSIRO Because of Budget Cuts

23 Oct 2014

Scott asks the CSIRO how it is dealing with budget cuts of $111.4m

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Scott Ludlam asks ANSTO Chief about repatriated waste storage and transport [Estimates] 20141023

23 Oct 2014

Scott asks questions of ANTSO cheif regarding repartiation of European nuclear waste to Australian interm storage facility being built at Lucas Heights

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Senate Estimates - Who else is fighting the war?

22 Oct 2014

Senator Ludlam questions Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin during the Senate Estimates with the Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Legislation Committee.

Senator Ludlam asks about the number and origins of troops and advisors participating in the Iraq war.

He also enquires what post-incident invesitgative procedures are put in place, particularly relating to the incident between a special forces soldier and an Australian Spy in the Decemeber of 2013.

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Senate Estimates - How much is the Iraq war costing us this time?

22 Oct 2014

Senator Scott Ludlam enquires about the cost of deployment to Iraq: what the expenditure is so far, the average monthly ongoing costs and what internal defence enquiries were made about the anticipated cost of the war.

Most of the financial questions could not be answered and had to be taken on notice.

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Australian Dumps for Foreign Nuclear Material

04 Sep 2014

With media reports citing both former PM Bob Hawke and current NT Chief Minister Adam Giles as supporting the creation of a international high-level radioactive waste dump in Australia, Senator Ludlam  decided to check up on the government's current policy on the hosting of foreign radioactive waste.

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Minister Fails to Visit Muckaty Locals, 6 Months On

04 Sep 2014

The Muckaty saga around the unwanted uranium dump lasted over 8 years, during which the locals wished to have the Minister see the site in person. Ian MacFarlane agreed to it in the election, we confirmed in in March and kept getting told that it would happen when the schedules aligned. 6 months on from that confirmation, and the whole fiasco has collapsed, and the Minister STILL hasn't visited.

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Muckaty questions that are now, thankfully, unneccessary

04 Sep 2014

Early in June Scott was trying to find out if the Government would proceed with a dump at Muckaty station if the High Court ruled against the Northern Land Council. As their case fell apart, the government caved to the combined pressure of the people and the law- retracting the plan for the nuclear dump.

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