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Newman says thanks but no thanks to community consultation

Larissa Waters 31 Jul 2014

The Newman Government’s 30-year plan, released today, ignores the results of the government’s own public consultation, supposedly used to develop the plan.

“In the consultation, Queenslanders overwhelmingly told the Newman Government not to sell off their assets and to protect the environment,” Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters said.

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Here we Joh again

Larissa Waters 17 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens today condemned Premier Newman's plans to water down Queensland's Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) and abolish the requirement for bipartisan appointments as a return to the Joh days.

"Yesterday as NSW's ICAC claimed another scalp and the Victorian Government moved to strengthen their anti-corruption body, Queensland's Premier was taking us backwards with his proposals to weaken the CMC and introduce partisan appointments," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for Queensland, said.

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In Tony Abbott's world - Senator Larissa Waters' speech to the Brisbane March in March

Hi everyone, it’s so great to see so many of you here – give yourself a round of applause for having the heart, the guts and the determination to send a message to Tony Abbott. 

I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and their elders, past, present and future.

Of course, in Tony Abbott's world, traditional owners are all on income management, because he thinks they don't know how to manage their own money

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Greens leader launches Griffith candidate

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne today launched the Greens candidate for the Griffith by-election, Geoff Ebbs, saying the by-election would be a test of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership and his secretive government.

"Despite his secretive government, Tony Abbott's true agenda of driving harsh budget cuts and environmental vandalism at the reef and in our forests has been exposed," Senator Milne said.

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Greens urge young Queenslanders to get on a roll to enrol

The Australian Greens today urged young Queenslanders to enrol to vote before the Australian Electoral Commission deadline on Monday at 8 pm to make sure their voices are heard on Election Day.

"Almost one in three young Queenslanders could miss out on having their voice heard this election, with 29 per cent of 18 to 25 year olds in the state unenrolled. That's the highest percentage for any state across the country," Greens Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters, said near the QUT city campus today where she joined Greens candidates reminding students of the Monday deadline.

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