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Disability representation in the workplace is a national disgrace

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Almost one in two Australians living with a disability are unemployed compared to the national average of 5.4 per cent, a national disgrace according to Australian Greens Disability spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John.

“It is abundantly clear from Senator Fifield’s lacklustre response in question time today that the Turnbull Government has no plans to seriously address high rates of unemployment amongst the disability community,” Senator Steele-John said.

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Further delays to already outdated NBN signal clear need for FTTP upgrade

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Australians need a National Broadband Network for the digital future, not further delays to an already outdated system, said Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John today.

“Yesterday it was announced there would be up to 9 months delays for customers slated to connect to the NBN via Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) to perform further testing. In practice this will mean those customers are simply waiting 9 months longer for sub-standard connectivity,” Senator Steele-John said.

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Failure to act on climate change is intergenerational theft: Steele-John

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Greens youth spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said today that there was no greater intergenerational theft than the Turnbull government’s failure to take action on climate change.

“The Turnbull government appears to be content to sit back and watch climate change rob young people of their future, whilst simultaneously passing up on the opportunity for Australia to reap the benefits of the world’s third great industrial revolution,” Steele-John said.

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New Greens Senator proposes 'new deal' for young people

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John said today he would make it his mission to bust the myth that young people didn’t care about politics, after taking carriage of the Youth portfolio in party room this morning.

"The young people of Australia deserve a new deal,” Steele-John said.

“We are the ones who will live in the world built by the decisions that are made in this place and that is why the petty game-playing angers us, frustrates us and causes us to disengage.

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