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Coalition refuses to commit to halving homelessness by 2020

Scott Ludlam 25 Jun 2013

The Coalition has turned its back on 105,000 homeless Australians today by refusing to commit to the aim of halving homelessness by 2020.

Australian Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said the Coalition's rejection of a Senate motion on homelessness showed "extraordinary hypocrisy".

"Last Thursday night myself, Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne took part in the CEO Sleep Out but today the Coalition refused to put their money where their sleeping bags are.

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Greens propose prefab housing to ease homelessness

Scott Ludlam 24 Jun 2013

Australian Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam says modern, pre-fabricated homes should play a part in solving the national housing and homelessness crisis, by delivering new homes that are cheaper and faster to build and more energy efficient than conventionally-built homes.

"Modern, modular housing offers a significant opportunity to deliver new and affordable housing in a fraction of the time of traditionally-built homes, as well as being a more environmentally sustainable product," Senator Ludlam said.

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No-one left behind: Greens plan to end homelessness by 2020

Scott Ludlam 21 Jun 2013

The Australian Greens launched an ambitious national strategy today to eliminate homelessness by 2020.

Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam announced the action plan - Leaving No One Behind - this morning after spending the night on the streets of Civic in Canberra for the St Vinnies CEO Sleep Out to raise funds and awareness for homelessness.

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Greens join CEO sleep-out for homelessness

Scott Ludlam 20 Jun 2013

Australian Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam will spend tonight sleeping on the streets of the nation's capital to raise awareness of homelessness.

"There is no reason why any Australian should be denied the basic human right to shelter. I hope Australians will donate to St Vinnies by sponsoring me for the Sleep Out, and will get behind the Greens' campaign to deliver affordable housing and better services for those in need."

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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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WA’s future at risk, Greens warn on World Environment Day

On World Environment Day Western Australian senator Scott Ludlam has warned that a Coalition-controlled Federal Parliament would spell disaster for WA's environment.

"The Barnett Government's record on environmental matters is appalling: They pushed the destruction of James Price Point; approved a plan for a uranium mine on a river bed that floods intermittently; have given the go ahead to destroying Point Peron; and back expanded coal mining and more coal-fired power generation in the state's South West.

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