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06 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters, Senators for Western Australia Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam, and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt spoke to the media about the Australian Greens National Conference in Fremantle, WA.
Topics included the allocation of preferences, the environmental threats posed by developments in the Kimberley, and the Nationals' call for a "discussion paper" on coal seam gas.
10 Aug 2011
Greens spokesperson for Community & Disability Services, Senator Rachel Siewert, held a press conference to discuss the government's announcement of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
17 May 2011
Australian Greens health spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert speaks to ABC Canberra's Drive program about a floor price on tobacco and the industry's ongoing campaign against preventitive health measures.
Joint Press Conference - Australian Greens Leader, Senator Bob Brown, and Greens health spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert – in Canberra today
11 Feb 2011
Senator Bob Brown and Senator Rachel Siewert urge state and federal leaders to boost mental health services and work towards a national, universal public dental care scheme.
Senator Brown also vows to take on Rio Tinto, whose profit bonanza will benefit its more than 70-percent foreign shareholders, and other heavyweights as companies prepare to fight efforts to develop an alternative to coal and the Greens’ push to put an effective price on carbon.
He also expressed his concern about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s intransigence and any move to give greater powers to General Omar Suleiman who has a reputation as a torturer and murderer.
28 May 2010
Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has used Senate Estimates to raise questions about the dispersant chemicals used on the Montara oil spill off the West Australian coast.
Two chemicals from the Corexit family, the dispersants Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A were used on Montara, totalling of 44,720 litres of the 184,135 litres deployed.
Corexit is already banned in parts of Europe including the UK and is being used in huge volumes in the Gulf of Mexico.
Rachel spoke to ABC Radio's PM program to discuss the Montara investigation.
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14 Dec 2009
The annual whale hunt is about to commence in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with Japanese whalers, including the factory ship the Nisshin Maru, in place for the slaughter of nearly 1,000 minke whales and 50 fin whales. The start of the hunt coincides with a brief visit to Japan by Kevin Rudd, who will stop over in Tokyo on his way to Copenhagen to meet the new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
Whaling has caused diplomatic tensions between Australia and Japan, but its unclear if the subject will be raised during this week's talks. The Greens say Kevin Rudd is all talk and no action.
30 Nov 2009
Rachel talks to The Wire about the crisis affecting emergency dialysis treatment in central Australia.
19 Nov 2009
Rachel talks to ABC's PM program about the Government's inaction on reinstating the RDA in the NT Intervention.
04 Nov 2009
The oil and gas leak in the Timor Sea has finally been stopped and the huge fire which started on the well head of the West Atlas rig on Sunday has been extinguished. Engineers from the company PTTEP Australasia are hoping to board the West Atlas rig and plug the well, finally, in the coming days.
23 Oct 2009
Rachel talk to ABC's PM program about the amount of oil being released into the ocean as a result of the Montara wellhead oil spill.