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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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Senator Steele-John kicks off historic debate on bill to lower the voting age to 16

Thursday, 21st June 2018

Australian Greens Youth spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has delivered his second reading speech on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lower the Voting Age and Improve Democratic Participation) Bill 2018.

Senator Steele-John's speech will kick off debate on the issue of whether 16 and 17 year olds have a right to vote for the first time in Australian history.

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Telstra cuts show why public services must stay in public hands for public good; Greens

Wednesday, 20th June 2018

After a week of national service outages, Telstra have announced they will be cutting a quarter of their Australian workforce in a bid to improve customer service, a move labelled by the Greens as “nonsense”.

Australian Greens Telecommunications spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said today’s announcement from Telstra was the inevitable result of the company’s privatisation over the last two decades.

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Australia's youngest Senator will introduce bill today to Lower Voting Age to 16

Australia’s youngest ever Senator, Jordon Steele-john, will today introduce an historic piece of legislation to lower the voting age to 16 and improve democratic engagement calling it an ‘opportunity for his generation to be heard.’

“16 and 17 year olds can legally work full-time and pay taxes, own and drive a car contributing to the maintenance of our roads and transport infrastructure, have sex and make medical decisions about their bodies, yet they can’t vote!” Senator Steele-john said.

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