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Greens statement on Lahore bombing

Our hearts go out to those impacted by the devastating attack on families celebrating Easter at a public park in Lahore this weekend.

The killing of around 65 innocent people and the wounding of many more, mostly women and children, is an atrocity.

For the international community it is an almost overwhelming tragedy, coming so soon after the senseless violence that killed at least 28 people in Brussels and 41 in Baghdad.

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Leave nuclear in the 1950s where it belongs: Greens

Scott Ludlam 28 Oct 2015

Australian energy production and exports should focus on the opportunities of the 21st century, not the failures of the 20th century, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for nuclear issues Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

“I’m not sure how many times this argument needs to be had, but the answers are the same they’ve been for decades; nuclear power is too slow and too costly to make any useful contribution to Australia’s energy mix, to say nothing of the toxicity of the waste, and the inextricable connection to the weapons industry.

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The cost of Barnett's Hubris

Scott Ludlam 27 Oct 2015

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam commented on today's announcement by WA Premier Colin Barnett of his preferred partner in his quest to destroy the Beeliar Wetlands.

"The Premier, along with Leighton holdings, appear to have learned nothing from community campaigns like James Price Point, like the response to the shark cull.

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The beginning of the end for the Perth Freight Link

Scott Ludlam 21 Oct 2015

The Perth Freight Link has hit another major hurdle with revelations in Senate Estimates hearings that the Turnbull Government may not fund the project at all, and that a final decision on that Commonwealth funding is still months away.

"Premier Barnett is proceeding as though Commonwealth funding of the project is guaranteed, and Tony Abbott would have him believe that was true.

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