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Greens lays foundation for jobs plan

Media release
March 15 2014

The Greens today announced a jobs stimulus package for WA's economy as the mining boom falters, and threw down a challenge to other parties to an election debate on the economy.

Greens Deputy Leader and Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt MP and Western Australian Senator Scott Ludlam launched the plan in the port of Fremantle this afternoon.

"Construction, manufacturing and renewable energy jobs will boost the Western Australian economy in the next ten years under the Greens jobs plan, said Senator for Western Australia, Scott Ludlam.

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WA Greens candidates announced for Senate Election

A farmer, an academic, a disability advocate, a law and politics student and a scientist will join Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam in the race for a senate seat on April 5.

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said he was proud to stand alongside passionate, dedicated Greens candidates that represent a broad range of skills, knowledge and backgrounds.

"It is so encouraging to have a strong team out campaigning during this election who care deeply about disability care, farming, health, education and justice," he said.

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AEC must delay declaring Senate result until investigation into missing votes completed

Scott Ludlam 31 Oct 2013

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has urged the Australian Electoral Commission to delay declaring the result of a recount of the WA Senate vote until an investigation is completed into 1,375 votes that have gone missing from the original count.

The AEC is proposing declare the Senate result on Monday despite announcing today that the missing votes that had been verified during the initial WA Senate count could not be located, rechecked or verified in the recount process.

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Greens welcome Senate re-count

Scott Ludlam 10 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed a decision today by the Australian Electoral Commission to re-count the all formal above-the-line WA Senate vote, following the Greens’ appeal last week.

“We congratulate the AEC for doing what people across the Australian political spectrum have called for and consider reasonable,” Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said.

“With such a marginal result, and a number of anomalies in some batches of the vote, this was the only sensible decision.

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Provisional Senate result in Western Australia

Scott Ludlam 2 Oct 2013

Media Release Senator Scott Ludlam 2 October 2013

The Greens are disappointed with the provisional result of the Western Australian Senate count.

Scrutineers have identified the result may have come down to a 14 vote margin and will likely require a recount before the final result is known.

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I Rent And I Vote - Greens launch plan for 85,000 new rental homes to take the pressure down

The Greens put housing affordability at the centre of the election campaign today with a plan to deliver 85,000 new rental homes and ease the pressure on Australian renters.

Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam - who is also a renter - said the almost one in three Australians who rent have been ignored by the old parties.

"The old parties need to face the facts - Australia is now a nation of renters. There are 2.4 million households in one of the most stretched rental markets in the world. Renters shouldn't be treated like second class citizens.

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