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Government must clarify future of Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre

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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Stop the hypocrisy and get a warrant: Greens

Wednesday, 15 August

The Labor party has once again fallen into line behind the government in their appalling intrusions into the privacy and online security of Australians by voting down a Greens motion today in the Senate.

The motion, moved by Digital Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John, called on the government to get a warrant before harvesting our metadata, accessing our medical records and intercepting our communications, whilst maintaining the integrity of end-to-end encryption.

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NBN must be flexible enough to meet needs of all Australians, in all living arrangements: Greens

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Labor's NBN announcement does nothing to fix systemic network, service issues: Greens

 

 

Monday, 21st June 2018

AUstralian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said today Labor's announcement they would implement harsh fines for NBN Co would do nothing to solve systemic issues with the provider, or improve customer experience.

Senator Steele-John said NBN Co had been set up to fail from the beginning by the Liberal party and simply fining them would do nothing to solve the problem.

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Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Improving Democratic Participation) Bill 2018

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Improving Democratic Participation) Bill 2018

JSJ – Second Reading Speech

For far too long, politics has failed to properly represent young people or the issues they care about.

There are many within this place, and beyond, who think young people don’t care about our world or haven’t earned the right to participate in our society, from a perceived lack of life experience or maturity.

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