Last Week's Media Releases

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Report into Landcare funding shows continued concern around the organisation’s sustainability

26 Mar 2015

A Senate inquiry report looking into the funding and organisational structure needed to ensure the sustainability of Landcare was last night tabled in the Senate. Greens spokesperson on Agriculture, Senator Rachel Siewert, was on the committee for the inquiry; she today emphasised how important it is that the report be considered for the future of Landcare and natural resource management.

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WHO finding on Roundup should spark review

26 Mar 2015

Australian Greens spokesperson on health, Dr Richard Di Natale, and Greens spokesperson on agriculture, Senator Rachel Siewert, today responded to a finding from the World Health Organisation that glyphosate, the principle compound in Roundup ‘probably’ causes cancer.

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Labor fails to back Senate condemnation of punitive healthy welfare card

24 Mar 2015

Despite opposing the forced closure of remote communities in WA, Labor has failed to support Senator Siewert’s motion calling on the Government to abandon the healthy welfare card which could significantly impact those same communities.

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IAS funding remains opaque in releasing list of recipients with no figures included

24 Mar 2015

The Government has released a full list of recipients of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) yet continue to withhold essential information that details the amount and duration of funding.

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Greens: Harsh changes to Social Security must be scrapped before the next budget

24 Mar 2015

With Treasurer Joe Hockey briefing the Coalition Party Room on the budget today, he should take the opportunity to abandon cruel social security measures such as those that hurt pensioners and people under 30, says Greens spokesperson on community services, Senator Rachel Siewert.

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Paternalistic healthy welfare card must be dropped for more cooperative programs that genuinely help disadvantaged communities

22 Mar 2015

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has slammed news today that the Government will press on with a Healthy Welfare Card as a form of income management for struggling communities, despite the release of an evaluation in December that proved the system to be largely unsuccessful. 

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