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Submission to the 2013 Defence White Paper

Defence White Paper 2013

Russell Offices
Department of Defence
PO Box 7901

28 February 2013

Dear Minister Smith,

The Australian Greens objected to the fact that a community consultation process was not included in the initial planning process for the 2013 Defence White Paper. My 10 September 2012 motion to the Senate called on the government to consult more widely than industry groups and think tanks.

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) & the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Senate Standing Committee on Economics
Treasury Portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates
17 October - 18 October 2012
Question: SBT 15

Senator LUDLAM asked:

Senator LUDLAM:... I understand the CEFC has met with the Climate Change Authority as part of the review of the renewable energy target and ARENA on how the bodies can work in tandem, which is good.What can you tell us about how the CEFC and ARENA will work together?

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Uranium sales to India a disaster in the making


The Federal Government’s decision to pursue uranium sales to India is a disaster in the making, the Australian Greens said today.

Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam said the Labor Party has proven it cannot be trusted on the environment.

“We will be working with the anti-nuclear movement in India – which has faced brutal repression in recent times – to ensure this does not go ahead.

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