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Greens housing affordability 2016 election pledge

Scott Ludlam 20 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens 2016 election campaign for real action on housing affordability is now more important than ever in light of Anglicare’s Rental Snapshot released today showing Australians continue to struggle to find suitable housing.

“Each year, this amazing charity delivers this stark report and each year Governments sit on their hands and ignores the problem as it gets worse,” said Senator Ludlam.

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Turnbull disobeys Senate order over PFL tunnel docs

Scott Ludlam 20 Apr 2016

Turnbull disobeys Senate order over PFL tunnel docs

 

The Abbott-Turnbull Government has continued to deny the Western Australian community the truth over the Perth Freight Link tunnel by disobeying a Senate order to table the business case analysis and correspondence between State and Federal Ministers and their departments.

 

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Greens to double homelessness funding

Scott Ludlam 13 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens have announced a plan to double Federal funding to frontline homelessness services, by using a portion of the revenue raised through changes to negative gearing and the capital gains tax exemption.

Making the announcement on Youth Homelessness Matters Day, the Greens say the plan would deliver $1.1billion each year for the next ten years to meet surging demand from people experiencing homelessness.

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Scrapping Roe 8 will save $837 million: Greens

Scott Ludlam 12 Apr 2016

The Turnbull Government could cut its losses today and save $837 million by scrapping the proposed Perth Freight Link, new costings by the Greens from the PBO have found.

"Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced an extra $260 million to fund an underground carpark connected to an environmental and heritage atrocity that was shot down by the Supreme Court," Australian Greens co-deputy leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Greens to phase out capital gains discount by 2020

The Greens will phase out the 50 per cent capital gains tax discount to ease pressure on Australia’s unaffordable housing market, generating savings of $119.5 billion over ten years.

The concession would be reduced by 10 per cent every year for five years and would run parallel with the Greens plan to phase out negative gearing.

Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said the fully costed plan would apply to all forms of capital gains including housing, art and investments.

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Perth Freight Link hiatus of confusion

Scott Ludlam 23 Mar 2016

The Barnett Government's wasted fascination on the Perth Freight Link is causing a 'hiatus of confusion' costing the Kwinana region up to $42 billion in investment and the potential for 37,000 jobs, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam heard in a Senate inquiry today.

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