“We urge everyone, whoever or wherever they are, to take a photo and show that they too are standing up to this unfair, wasteful and ineffective legislation.
“I will also table a petition to the Senate with over 33,000 signatures against the Intervention, presented to me today by Les Malezer, the co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and Damien Curtis, the Campaign Director of Stand for Freedom.
“The Greens continue to be the only party in federal politics taking a stand against Stronger Futures. MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt opposed it in the House of Representatives and all nine Senators will do the same.
“We will also be proposing amendments which to remove some of the most harmful aspects of Stronger Futures.
“One of the amendments would reduce the length of Stronger Futures from ten years to five years, with a review after two years. As it currently stands, a review will not occur until seven years into the legislation. That is an unacceptable delay.
“I call on the Government and Coalition to listen to the communities and those people who spoke to the Stronger Futures Inquiry and review their support for this flawed legislation,” Senator Siewert concluded.
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