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Firefighting foam chemical report reveals serious contamination at Defence sites

Lee Rhiannon 8 Nov 2016
Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has commented on the release of results from preliminary tests for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) resulting from the legacy use of firefighting foams. The tests were conducted at 12 sites around the country. 
 
“The Defence PFAS Environmental Management Preliminary Sampling Program Final Report is the first stage in an ongoing investigation of this national contamination crisis. The 1000 plus page report includes the preliminary results for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS),” Senator Rhiannon said. 
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Williamtown residents class action

Lee Rhiannon 4 Nov 2016
Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon says the class action lawsuit filed against the Department of Defence this week is an understandable consequence of the Department’s failure to properly act on this issue.
“It should never have come to this. 
“After over a year of patience, aguish and stoic resilience, residents in Williamtown feel that they have exhausted all other avenues and have filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Defence. 
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Bondi Pavilion

Lee Rhiannon 14 Sep 2016

Bondi Pavilion is one of the nation's jewels. Recognised in 2008 by the Australian government as having 'exceptional' cultural significance, the National Estate listing identified Bondi as 'one of Australia's most treasured places' and 'one of the world's most famous beaches where Australians meet nature's challenge in the surf'. Bondi Pavilion is a central part of the Bondi experience.

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New Greens’ portfolio allocations

The Australian Greens Party Room has changed portfolio responsibilities as we enter this new term of parliament.

“Thanks to the outstanding advocacy of our parliamentary team, the Australian Greens have been leading the debate on the major environmental, economic and social challenges facing our country,” said Senator Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens Leader.

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Australian Greens reaffirm leadership team

All Australian Greens parliamentary leadership positions were today spilled and reaffirmed, following routine procedures after an election.

Senator Richard Di Natale continues as Leader of the Australian Greens. Senators Larissa Waters Scott Ludlam continue as the Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leaders. Senator Rachel Siewert remains the party's Whip and Adam Bandt MP has taken on the role of Party Room Chair. All positions were uncontested and supported by Party Room consensus.

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