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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 Sale!

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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Senate Estimates: Does Australia care about drones strikes on Australian citizens?

28 May 2014

In November last year, the US killed two Australian citizens in drones attacks in Yemen. But Australia's Attorney General shows no interest  in the legality of drones strikes in non-war time.

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Senate Estimates: Who's advising Brandis on copyright policy?

28 May 2014

Scott asks the Attorney General and his department who is providing his advice on copyright policy, who he has spoken to and what his departmental task force is investigating.

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Public Housing and the NBN

28 May 2014

Public Housing in Carlton seemed to be missing out on the NBN rollout- Scott stepped in to make sure that some of our most disadvantaged weren't being cut out or put last in the rollout of this important infrastructure.

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Senate Estimates: How will ABC continue under Abbott's broken promise of funding cuts?

28 May 2014

Scott asks ABC boss Mark Scott what he will do now the Abbott Government has broken its promise and cut funding to the broadcaster.

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Senate Estimates: The RET review andthe Coalition driving renewable energy investment overseas

28 May 2014

Scott asks The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet about the review into the Renewable Energy Target but the secretariat couldn't provide any feedback on how it is going....or are they just in denial?

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Senate estimates: Ranger Uranium

27 May 2014

Scott Ludlam asks the Department of Environment how it has approved the clean up fund for Ranger Uranium when the company itself - Rio Tinto - said there is not enough money.  The Office of the Supervising Scientist says it is satisfied there is enough cash reserves to rehabilitate the Ranger Uranium Mine closure despite the company stating in its annual report that it did not have the capital to finish the job. In this exchange Scott accuses Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), which is part owned by mining giant Rio Tinto, of blackmailing the taxpayer into expanding the mine in order to raise the capital of cleaning up the mine when it closes in 2021. The Government also prioritised the shareholders of ERA over the environment by refusing to release the report into the damage of the steel leach tank, which was blamed for a toxic spill at the in Mine in the Northern Territory in April this year.

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Senate Estimates: Direct Action part 3 - Fugitive emissions and large LNG projects in WA and QLD

27 May 2014

Senate Estimates: Fugitive emissions, the LNG carbon bomb, and Direct Action. 

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