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Greens launch team for Abbott Senate battle

Scott Ludlam 26 Jun 2013

Only the Greens stand in the way of Tony Abbott gaining absolute power of the parliament, Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said in Canberra today.

"I'm here today with all of the Greens' lead candidates to deliver the strong message that a vote for the Greens is a vote against Tony Abbott controlling the parliament."

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#estimates wrap up - 2013 Election Eve Estimates

Tempers were high during this session, as evidenced by unusually corrosive contempt from Foreign Minister Carr, as well as Senator Bishop’s spectacular tantrum which put Senator Doug Cameron’s tea in extreme danger. 

A strange sense of inevitability hung over proceedings, with all involved aware that this would be the last session with the present set of Government Ministers. 

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Speech on Procedure Committee Report

Scott Ludlam 28 Jun 2012

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (17:58): Obviously much of what Senator Parry has just presented is sensible and will contribute to the more efficient running of the chamber, but there is one matter that I do want to draw the chamber's attention to, effectively by way of a dissent to the procedures report that has just been tabled.

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Insights into the boredom, melodrama and art of Estimates

Each of the vignettes below gives you a window into a specific piece of the gargantuan and incomprehensible puzzle that is the Commonwealth Government. There are some good wins hidden here – the Perth Light Rail project may be on the threshold of a breakthrough, there are some pleasant surprises in the early uptake figures for the NBN, and SBS are over the moon at the funding boost we’ve been advocating for.

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11 things to celebrate in 2011!

Bob Brown 15 Dec 2011

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Australia is moving to tackle climate change. Multi-party negotiations, begun by the Greens, delivered a carbon price on major polluters that will cut pollution and make clean energy cheaper. We’ve also secured over $10 billion in renewable energy investment, protection of biodiversity, a review of fossil fuel subsidies and much more.

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The first Greens’ bill to ever pass Parliament means that residents in the ACT and Northern Territory can no longer have their laws struck down at the stroke of a Minister’s pen.

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