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No Govt Response to Video Games Inquiry STILL

A government response to the Future of Australian Video Games Development Industry Inquiry, now 626 days late, has not yet been tabled despite a commitment from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield he would do so by the end of 2017.

Australian Greens IT spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has written to Minister Fifield today to express his disappointment at this Government’s continued dismissal the economic, social and cultural contribution of the Australian video games industry.

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McGowan government must clarify its election promise to fund disability advocacy groups: Greens

The McGowan Government must clarify its position on funding individual disability advocacy services under the NDIS after state disability services minister Stephen Dawson left the government’s position in doubt following a live radio exchange yesterday with Australian Greens disability services spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John.

Senator Steele-John said the McGowan government had made it an election promise to continue funding both individual and systemic advocacy in WA, yet 9 months later there was still uncertainty over the sector.

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Australian Greens call for more details of WA government's decision to join federal approach to NDIS

The Australian Greens have welcomed a decision by the West Australian government to become part of the federal approach to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, calling for more details of the new approach to be released.

Australian Greens disability services spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John, who is himself eligible for the scheme, said today he expected the handover would see an improvement in funding for the rollout of the scheme in WA and greater eligibility.

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Government will table games inquiry response, 586 days late, after pressure from the Greens

The government has signalled today they will table their response to the future of Australian video games development industry inquiry by the end of 2017, 586 days late, after pressure from the Australian Greens.

Australian Greens IT spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said Australia’s video games industry had put up with uncertainty from the government for too long, after the inquiry unanimously recommended ongoing investment and support on April 29 last year.

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Connecting to NBN has been overwhelmingly negative for Australians: Greens

 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Connecting to Australia’s National Broadband Network has been overwhelmingly a negative experience for most people, according to Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John.

“In the last few weeks I've already been inundated with complaints from frustrated Australians who have not had the NBN experience they were promised by this government,” Senator Steele-John said.

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Greens demand response to 'Future of Australian Video Game Development' inquiry

The Senate has supported a motion noting the absence of any government response to the unanimous findings of the senate inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game development industry, and ordered a copy of the response be tabled by 3pm tomorrow.

Australian Greens I.T. spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said it was time for the government to stop squandering the extraordinary opportunity and get involved In Australia’s video game industry.

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Senate agrees Government should reconsider royal commission into the abuse, violence and neglect of people with disabilities 

The Senate has supported a motion calling on the Government to reconsider its decision and commit to a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability in institutional and residential settings. 

“The abuse of people with disability in settings where they should feel safe and at home is prevalent and systemic, and the Government has no interest in truly addressing it”, Australian Greens spokesperson on Disabilities SenatorJordon Steele-John said today. 

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