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Tony Abbott must abandon captains call on Constitutional Recognition and allow discussions with Aboriginal peoples before going to general public

03 Aug 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says it is bitterly disappointing the Prime Minister has rejected the proposal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conventions on Constitutional Recognition, saying ‘once again the Prime Minister is majorly missing the mark, he just doesn't understand that for Constitutional Recognition to be achieved it must have the support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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Government must learn from the past and abandon top-down healthy welfare card

24 Jul 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today that it is disappointing the Federal Government is pressing on with the healthy welfare card despite overwhelming evidence that income management is ineffective and that this measure is just as likely to be ineffective.

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Lining up exploration permits for the South West poses a huge threat to the community in the long-term: Greens

15 Jul 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has said it should serve as ‘a huge alarm signal’ that the Barnett Government has chosen an applicant for a permit to explore the South West region for shale gas and oil.

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We must not give up on addressing discrimination in an attempt to speed up Constitutional Recognition

11 Jul 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today that we should not abandon addressing discrimination in the Constitution in a rushed attempt to achieve Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by 2017.

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Auditor General Report shows we must do more to bolster Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses

09 Jul 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today further work is needed on approaches to stimulate and engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in Government following a damning Auditor General Report showing that the participation of Indigenous businesses in government procurement has remained low.

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