Category Archives: 2013 Federal

It’s Time to Switch to 100% Renewable

It has now been confirmed: we can power Australia with 100% clean energy by 2030 for around the same cost as polluting fossil fuels. We know that Abbott wants to cut the $10+ billion of clean energy investment that the … Continue reading

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How to Vote Greens in Newcastle

Make sure that your vote counts on Saturday. To vote Greens in the Senate (the large white ballot paper) just put a ‘1’ in the box labelled ‘R THE GREENS’ above the line only. If you vote above the line, … Continue reading

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Clear the Air in Newcastle with a Clean Air Act

It’s time we took the air we breathe more seriously. Industries continue to pump dangerous emissions into our atmosphere that have huge costs to human health – and Australia’s air quality protections are lagging behind. The Greens will deliver a … Continue reading

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Newcastle Art Gallery a priority project for the Greens

The Greens candidate for the Federal electorate of Newcastle Michael Osborne has thrown his support behind the controversial redevelopment of the city’s art gallery. Supporters of the art gallery say this time last year the $21 million dollar project was … Continue reading

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Hunter skilled workforce under threat from Coalition ‘autonomous’ TAFE plan

The Greens have labelled the Coalition “autonomy for TAFE” plan as a backward step for the Hunter and said it would be the first stage of full privatisation of vocational education and training. Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens Candidate Michael Osborne Pledges to Protect the Reef

Newcastle Greens Candidate Councillor Michael Osborne has taken the following pledge to Fight for the Reef if elected to represent Newcastle in the next Federal Parliament: Like all Australians, I regard the Great Barrier Reef as one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Michael Osborne – Candidate Q&A

What motivated you to run for the seat of Newcastle? I see the election as an opportunity to make a difference for Newcastle and to end the dominance of the duopoly of the two old parties. I’m a strong advocate … Continue reading

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A Principled Position on Overseas Aid

Australia has a responsibility to contribute to both long term development aimed at eliminating global poverty and to emergency relief. The Greens are commitmented to an increase in the level of Australian overseas aid to a minimum of 0.7% of … Continue reading

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The World’s Highest Quality of Mental Health Care

45% of Australians will experience mental ill-health at some stage in their lives. That’s why we need a mental health system which can support people with mental illness to live full, healthy lives. Decades of under-investment in mental health has … Continue reading

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A better deal for renters

The Greens’ plan to help renters and make rental properties safer, more efficient and more affordable. We’ve devised a national package that sets stronger, fairer standards for renters and assists landlords to meet them – a win-win for everyone. Read … Continue reading

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