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Ranger 3 Environmental Impact Assessment held back until after restart approved by Minister.

18 Jul 2014

Senator Ludlam asked basic questions about the assessment process, and we find that the accident-prone uranium processing plant has since been given restart go-ahead by Minister MacFarlane before the Environmental Impact Assessment is even complete.

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Senate estimates: Is there any commitment from this Government on homelessness?

05 Jun 2014

Scott is working with 40 or 50 people sleeping in their cars and in swags and in tents in a car park in Rockingham.
He asks the government what he can take home to them about this government's policy on homelessness, and whether the cumulative impacts of the budget will be to throw thousands or probably tens of thousands more people into homelessness.

The government's silence is deafening.

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Senate Estimates: What is the future of the National Rental Affordability Scheme?

05 Jun 2014

The Abbott Government has capped the NRAS at 38,000 incentives but there are no plans to extend the scheme beyond that, so what is the future of the NRAS?

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Senate Estimates: Abbott's lack of policy on housing and homelessness

05 Jun 2014

The Abbott Government has sacked anyone with any expertise on housing supply, cut $40m from the capital budgets of homelessness support providers and abolished the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

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Senate Estimates: Is Muckaty Station safe under an Abbott Government?

03 Jun 2014

Senator Scott Ludlam has used Senate Estimates to ask the Government if it will forge ahead with plans to dump radioactive waste at Muckaty Station if a Federal court case deems the NLC did not follow legal or ethical practice.

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Senate Estimates: Is ARENA funding for WA projects secure?

03 Jun 2014

Western Australia has a few projects funded under ARENA which is set to be abolished under the Abbott government. One of those includes a solar thermal project in Perenjori, near Geraldton. So is the funding secure and what advances have we discovered from renewable energy projects?

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Senate Estimates: F35 Joint Strike Fighters

03 Jun 2014

In Senate Estimates, Scott Ludlam asks Australia's Chief Air Marshall about our plan to buy 58 F35 Joint Strike Fighters, but where's the money and are they worth it?

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Senate Estimates: ANSTO budget funding for uranium waste disposal

02 Jun 2014

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) was granted $45m to send spent fuel from its Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) reactor -  to the US for processing and storage - but only until May 2016 - what then? 

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Senate Estimates: What will be the make-up of the NBN?

29 May 2014

Scott asks NBN chiefs how the make-up of the NBN will look from the retailers point of view - will Telstra dominate - or can the little guys get a look in?

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Senate Estimates: What does ASIO know about US drone strikes on Australians?

29 May 2014

Senate Estimates: What does ASIO know about US drone strikes on Australians?

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Senate Estimates: The Broken Deal on Point Peron

29 May 2014

A deal was made in 1964 between the then Prime Minister and the then Premier that the land at Point Peron would never be developed for commercial purposes- but the Government is now backing out of that deal.

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Senate Estimates: The Great Land Sell off!

29 May 2014

The Government is pulling together a list of land to sell to the private sector but there is no guarantee it will be used for affordable housing.

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Senate Estimates: Another broken election promise - cuts to the SBS

29 May 2014

Scott asks SBS boss what he considered as a 'down payment' on cuts to the SBS, to which Michael Ebeid replies - "I think it means more cuts".

 

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