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Greens support Triple J moving date of Hottest 100

With calls becoming louder every year to respect those for whom January 26 represents a tragedy, not a celebration, the Greens strongly support the suggestion that Triple J move the Hottest 100 to a more appropriate date to mark national unity and diversity, Australian Greens Spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment Bill 2006

The Greens will be opposing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment Bill 2006. If you look at the committee that inquired into this bill, you will find 55 submissions-53 opposed the bill and two were neutral. When you look at the government's rationale for this bill as expressed in this place on 29 March, you will find that Senator Minchin argued:

... a staff-elected Director is uncommon amongst Australian Government agency boards.

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Sale of Telstra

The Australian Greens do not support the privatisation of Telstra. We believe that it should remain in public hands. Telstra is an important public institution that should play an increasingly vital role in the daily lives of many ordinary Australians. Just as we have relied on Telstra in the past, we are going to need it much more into the future as telecommunications become an even greater part of our lives.

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