August 2004

* $1.0 Million boost top assist Brisbane children with complex and challenging behaviours
* $2.5 Million boost for innovative partnership approach in Redlands/Bayside
* $2.5 Million boost for innovative partnership approach in Wynnum
* $500,000 Boost to help vulnerable children in Mackay, Whitsundays AND Bowen

Kens Comment * There has been no mention of compensation for those children who have been stolen.
* There is no mention about bringing public servants who stole the children to justice.
* How many children are in care in each district.
* How many staff are employed in each district.
The last count I did in this district showed roughly one public servant to each child in care .... and they are employing more!!!

(Greens-Media) Liberals, Herald Sun fit up Greens

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 31/08/2004 - 23:41

In a dirty tricks start to the Howard government's campaign, the Prime Minister's fake claim of 'kooky' Greens' drugs policy yesterday has been followed up by:

Quote: AUCKLAND (NZ Herald Online/Pacific Media Watch): After 16 years working in Africa, I felt I was prepared for Bougainville. I had seen the remnants of war in communities. I had witnessed what genocide, violence and deprivation can do to individuals. But Bougainville is different. No one has come away unscathed.

Queensland Greens Senate candidate Drew Hutton is calling on the federal ALP to reject funding for the five proposed Brisbane tunnels or bridges if they win government at the forthcoming federal election.

(Greens-Media) Brown supports Beijing Tibet protesters

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/08/2004 - 23:47

The two protesters who unfurled a banner in Beijing today, saying 'No Olympics in Beijing until Tibet is free' are to be congratulated, Greens Senator Bob Brown said.

The Greens welcome Labor leader Mark Latham's commitment to announcing a policy on Tasmania's threatened forests, but it must involve serious protection for forests and wildlife, Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.

The Greens welcomed a report by doctors today that has challenged the need for a new nuclear reactor in Sydney.

(Greens-Media) Election campaign about honesty

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/08/2004 - 23:03

Victorian Greens welcome for election announcement
The announcement today by the Prime Minister John Howard of an 9 October election is his attempt to avoid scrutiny of the children overboard affair in parliament said Australian Greens Senate candidate for Victoria David Risstrom.

(Greens-Media) Miners deserve better

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/08/2004 - 22:54

BHP Billiton should come to the party and give striking Elouera miners a fair go, so the 2 week picket can end. Michael Organ said today.

(Greens-Media) TRUST ?

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 30/08/2004 - 22:31

"John Howard says the election will be fought on issues of trust - but how can you trust a man who has made housing practically unaffordable for a whole generation?" Michael Organ said today.



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