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Pricing carbon makes Australia a world leader in action against climate change - WA Greens

WA Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam say today's historic carbon price vote is the start of serious action on climate change.

"The passage of the Clean Energy Future package through the Senate represents a new beginning for our economy, with new industries and new jobs being created," Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Tillegra Dam (Question No. 221)

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 26 November 2010:
(1) Is the Minister aware of the proposal for the Tillegra Dam, north of the New South Wales city of Newcastle.
(2) Is the Minister aware that no sustainable diversion limit has been set for the Hunter River system in New South Wales.

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Senate recognises human toll of poor sanitation

The Senate has formally recognised tomorrow, 19 November as World Toilet Day, helping to raise awareness of the fact that 2.6 billion people around the world lack access to basic sanitation.

The motion, proposed by Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson for Water, expressed concern that as a result of poor sanitation, diarrhoea is the leading cause of death in Africa and the second leading cause of child death globally.

“Each year, more than 1.4 million children die as a result of unclean water and poor sanitation,” Senator Siewert said today.

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Greens Challenge Government over Northern Australia

The Australian Greens have challenged the Government to commit to implementing the vision outlined in the Sustainable development in northern Australia report released today.

The Australian Greens congratulate the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce on their Sustainable Development in Northern Australia report, saying it provides a vision for sustainable development of northern Australia based on mutual respect, respect for indigenous peoples of the north and the environment.

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Senate calls for delay in Snowy review

The Senate today passed an Australian Greens motion calling on the Commonwealth to demand NSW delays finalisation of the Snowy Water License Review while environmental water releases are addressed.

"This must be done to avoid the risk of unnecessary compensation," Australian Greens Water Spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

"Delaying the review by six months will allow the Snowy Scientific Committee to review the environmental benefits of permitting releases from Mowamba Weir, in order to make a decision on this issue during the time of the Review.

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Worldwide sanitation in spotlight on World Toilet Day

The Australian Greens say World Toilet Day is an opportunity to highlight the importance of world-wide sanitation.

"It is shocking that 2.5 billion people worldwide are without access to proper sanitation. This risks their health, strips their dignity, and kills 1.8 million people, most of which are children, every year," said Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

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Plans to double Collie coal show lack of long-term thinking: Greens

Moves to more than double the number of coal-fired power stations in Collie within the next four years reveal the utter lack of leadership by the old parties on climate change, the Australian Greens say.

“Within Collie, we’ve got four existing coal-fired power stations including Muja C and D, Collie A and the privately-owned Bluewaters 1. By the end the year, Bluewaters 2 will be running and there are plans to re-open Muja A and B and build Bluewaters 3 and 4 by 2013,” Senator Siewert said.

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