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Contamination scandal demands urgent federal and state cooperation, say Greens

The state and federal governments must offer assistance to residents and workers impacted by the growing number of sites in Victoria affected by elevated levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS), say the Greens.

“In the wake of revelations that at least 16 Victorian sites may be affected by PFAS contamination, the Australian government must immediately ratify the United Nations’ Stockholm Convention agreement to ban PFOS chemicals,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens senator for Victoria.

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Greens celebrate community win, protecting local beach and birdlife

Janet Rice 27 Apr 2017

Responding to a recent ban on racehorse training on Killarney Beach near Warrnambool, Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice today congratulated the Belfast Coastal Reserve Action Group for their successful community campaign.


“The local residents of the Belfast Coastal Reserve Action Group have been working incredibly hard to protect the fragile habitat of local migratory birds and this ban has been a great win for the community,” said Senator Rice.


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