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Queensland Greens call on Mayor of Ipswich to explain if waste sector donations behind decision to bin recycling

Andrew Bartlett 20 Apr 2018

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett is calling on the Mayor of Ipswich to explain if waste sector donations were behind the councils decision to bin recycling.

"Politics is broken when we can’t trust our politicians to handle something as simple and common sense as recycling.

"We know the biggest donor to the Mayor of Ipswich's election campaign was from the waste sector.

"What did they expect for the tens of thousands of dollars pumped into the campaign?  

"Who profits when recycling goes straight to landfill?

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Queensland Greens stand with XXXX workers

Andrew Bartlett 18 Apr 2018

The Queensland Greens unequivocally support the right for XXXX workers to strike for fair pay and conditions, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

"XXXX workers are walking off the job for the third time today over the use of contracts and reported moves to shift production interstate.

"Across Australia, workers are working longer hours for less pay, and their jobs are becoming increasingly insecure, while corporate profits increase.

"Industrial action has won us: sick pay, annual leave and the eight-hour workday.

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Turnbull’s road funding nothing but a pork-barreling band aid.

Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a small amount of road funding to shore up vulnerable Liberal seats in south-east Queensland simply exposes the massive failure of the LNP to properly invest in the long-term infrastructure needs of the community, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

"The only way major congestion on the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast will ever be fixed is for proper investment in public transport – most urgently the Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade.

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Bring Tamil family of four back to Biloela

Andrew Bartlett 12 Mar 2018

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett is backing the people of Biloela and calling for Peter Dutton to return a family of four ripped from their community.

“A Tamil family living and working in Biloela in regional Queensland, integrating and contributing to their community in precisely the way the federal government says migrants should has been subjected to traumatic treatment at the Department of Home Affairs direction, said Senator Bartlett.  

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