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Coalition NBN farce – another reason to keep Greens in Senate

The Coalition's alternative broadband policy is 'planned obsolescence' on a vast scale, and will deliver a rehashed ALP broadband policy from 2009, the Australian Greens said today.

"The Coalition has finally come out with its first detailed policy, and it's a farce," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"We need long-term vision, nation-building infrastructure that will meet Australia's needs for future generations, not cheapskate measures that will cost us more later on.

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Data retention goes back underground as campaign turns up the heat

Australian Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam will table a petition in the Senate tomorrow circulated by Pirate Party Australia and comprising 1447 signatures raising serious concerns about proposed changes to national security laws.

The signatories have presented objections to the proposals under discussion by the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation (#natsecinquiry).

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Motion on Data Retention

NOTICE OF MOTION

Senator Ludlam

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that the Senate:

Notes that

1. Less than half of one per cent of Australian organisations and individuals making submissions to the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation support the proposal for tailored data retention periods for up to 2 years;

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Scott Ludlam Senate Estimates - NBN

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications
Legislation Committee
Answers to questions on notice
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio
Budget Estimates, May 2012
Program: Division or Agency: 2.2: SPAD Question
No:
054
Topic: Suburban Jobs Program -
application process
Proof Hansard Page and Date
or Written Question:
98
(22/5/12)

Senator Ludlam asked:

Senator LUDLAM: With that in mind, do you prioritise areas where Mr Quigley is going first?

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