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                  Water and Environment Ministers must meet urgently to deal with mass fish kills and safe drinking water

                  Reports today of another mass fish kill in NSW caused by ash and sediment from bushfires running into the Macleay River, is the disaster experts had been warning about and needs an urgent response from water ministers, the Greens say.?

                  Greens Spokesperson for Water Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said:

                  “I wrote to state and federal Water and Environment Ministers yesterday urging them to meet as a matter of urgency to coordinate a joint effort across fire-affected states to ensure safe, clean water supply.

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                  Bridget McKenzie sports grants bias, rorts deserve scrutiny by the Senate

                  Janet Rice 16 Jan 2020

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                  Greens Senator Janet Rice has slammed Bridget McKenzie’s handling of the sport program, giving $100 million in sport grants to favour Coalition target seats in last year’s federal election, rather than awarding grants based on merit.

                  Quotes attributable to Senator Janet Rice, Greens spokesperson for Sport

                  “This looks like a government rort designed to win elections.”

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                  Murdoch University Must Drop Whole Case Against Academic Whistleblower

                  Greens Senator for NSW and Education Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, has welcomed Murdoch University’s decision to drop their counter claim for financial damages against academic whistleblower Dr Gerd Schr?der-Turk but has said they should drop the entire suit. Dr Schr?der-Turk spoke publicly about his concerns regarding inadequacies in Murdoch University’s policies for recruiting international students in 2019.

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                  Greens Animal Welfare Spokespersons Call for NSW to Suspend Kangaroo Culling Program in Light of Massive Wildlife Losses

                  Australian Greens Senator for NSW and Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, and Greens NSW Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Abigail Boyd MLC, have called on the NSW Government to follow the the lead of other State Governments and suspend kangaroo culling in the State following massive bushfire wildlife losses.

                  Senator Faruqi said:

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                  Govt’s $50m for wildlife just petty cash for environmental catastrophe

                  The Federal Government’s announcement of $50million to wildlife affected by the bushfire crisis is nowhere near enough and should be at least ten times as much, the Greens say.

                  Greens Spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said with more than a billion native animals reportedly impacted and killed in the catastrophic fires across the country and millions of hectares of habitat burnt, $50million won’t go far.

                  “When Celeste Barber can raise as much money as the Federal Government has committed to this tragedy, it shows their heart’s not in it,” she said.

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