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Posted by Damien Lawson · August 06, 2013 10:05 AM
The Greens have announced a plan to fast track the construction of high speed rail on the Eastern Sea board. Christine Milne and Adam Bandt announced the plan at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station on Tuesday and Greens Adam Bandt will outline details of the plan to a conference on High Speed Rail in Sydney on Wednesday.
Posted by Damien Lawson · August 04, 2013 10:41 AM
Greens Deputy Leader and Federal Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, says a Galaxy poll showing a surge in support for the Greens in Melbourne reflects concern over Labor's refugee policy and cuts to clean energy and universities.
Mr Bandt says the poll shows that even if the Liberals preference Labor he will be able to hold the seat.
Karen is truly passionate about refugees. She’s so passionate that she shared her story with us. Karen hopes that by sharing her story we can see asylum seekers and refugees in a different light – we hope so too.
“My family's story is a refugee story. My parents packed up the little they had and with my sisters, fled from unjust persecution and genocide and dared to hope for a new life and a better future. They were given a chance at this in Australia and have since flourished. They contribute to society as everybody else does. They pay taxes. They vote. They came from nothing and now have 3 daughters who are university graduates. We are a refugee success story as a result of compassion and acceptance.