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Royal Commission: Major parties block disability community's opportunity for justice

Wednesday, 19 September

An Australian Greens motion calling for the terms of reference of a proposed Royal Commission to be expanded to cover violence, abuse and neglect of older Australians and disabled people in institutional and residential settings has been blocked.

Australian Greens Disability Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John succeeded in securing the votes of the entire crossbench but the motion was ultimately voted down by the Labor and Liberal parties.

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ROYAL COMMISSION: Prime Minister Morrison knows about the horrors experienced by my community, yet he chooses to do nothing: Steele-John

Tuesday, 18 September

Australian Greens Disability Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has called on the disability community, and its peak representative bodies, to lobby Prime Minister Morrison and the government to broaden the proposed Royal Commission to investigate violence, abuse and neglect of disabled people and older people in institutional and residential settings, including their own homes.

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Tech giants oppose anti-encryption legislation, support privacy of their users

Tuesday, 11 September

Australian Greens Digital Rights Senator Jordon Steele-John said this morning he was thrilled that some of the biggest tech companies in the world – Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter – had finally put the privacy of their users ahead of their own profits, by condemning the Government’s Assistance and Access Bill.

The public consultation period for Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 ended Monday, 10 September.

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SENATOR STEELE-JOHN: Government must clarify future of Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre

Thursday, 6 September

WA Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John has called on the Federal Government to clarify rumours circulating about the future of Yongah Hill Detention Centre, after fires tore through the facility earlier this week.

“I’ve been to Yongah Hill and the experience is one I will never forget. It is a cold, mechanical and dehumanising place that is representative of the broader system created by the major parties over the last two decades,” Senator Steele-John said.

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Lowering the voting age: Overwhelming majority agree young people's voices should be heard in our democracy

 

 

Thursday, 6 September

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters will hold its first hearing today in Melbourne on Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John’s proposal to lower the voting age to 16 and increase democratic participation.

Today’s committee hearing in Melbourne will not be quorate, as the Government has not sent any of its members, meeting instead as a sub-committee.

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