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Perth Freight Link on the ropes: Supreme Court legal action launched today

Scott Ludlam 10 Sep 2015

The Australian Greens have welcomed a new legal challenge to the Freight Link project in the Western Australian Supreme Court, predicting that the action could be the final blow to the doomed project.

"The WA Environmental Defender's Office has applied for the Supreme Court to set aside the WA Government's approval of the Roe 8 extension, citing serious bias and conflicts of interest on the part of EPA board members," Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Commonwealth Heritage Council and the application of it's work

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 18 March 2014:

With reference to National Heritage assessments:

(1) How many assessments have been completed by the Australian Heritage Council where no decision has yet been made by the Minister, broken down by state and territory?

(2) If any assessments have been completed but decisions are pending:

(a) when were such assessments completed;

(b) what is the reason for the delay;

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Inquiry into Commission of Audit heads to WA

Scott Ludlam 27 Mar 2014

Australian Greens Senator and Chair of the Senate Inquiry into the Commission of Audit, Dr Richard Di Natale, announced today that his Senate Committee will hold a hearing in Perth next Tuesday.

“Forget budgie smugglers, Mr Abbott is starting to look like a budget smuggler,” said Senator Di Natale.

“The Commission of Audit’s first report must contain some explosive recommendations for brutal cuts in the budget. Why else would Tony Abbott be so determined to keep West Australians in the dark before they vote?

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Greens’ people power campaign launched

Scott Ludlam 22 Mar 2014

Media release
March 22, 2014

An unprecedented number of Western Australians concerned about the impacts of the Abbott Government have rallied around Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam in the lead up to the senate by-election on April 5.

Senator Ludlam's people-powered campaign has garnered hundreds of new volunteers and enough small donations to run a new TV ad launched today on high rotation.

The TV advertisement features real West Australians who will vote Green this election.

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