Children are being assaulted, women are unsafe and the detention camp on Nauru cannot be allowed to continue in its current form, a Senate Inquiry report has said today.
"It can't be made any clearer that locking children up with the guards on Nauru is exposing them to abuse," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"The government's head-in-the-sand approach to mounting evidence of systemic child abuse is causing immeasurable harm.
US media reports that Australia may have broken Californian lobbying laws in an attempt to overturn the ban on kangaroo products highlights how far the Abbott government will go to benefit a handful of exporters, Greens spokesperson for animal welfare Senator Lee Rhiannon.
This story has broken in the US following a response from the Department of Agriculture to a question asked by Senator Rhiannon about lifting California's ban on imported kangaroo products.
Queensland Greens spokesperson Andrew Bartlett says statements by Ministers at this weekend’s ALP state conference demonstrate the Labor Party’s continuing obsession with expanding coal mining in Queensland, which paints a bleak future for the Great Barrier Reef.
Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today called on the Prime Minister to terminate the Trade Union Royal Commission following Dyson Heydon’s decision to stay on as the head of the TURC. Mr Bandt said that if the Prime Minister insists on continuing an inquiry, he must open up any new appointment and terms of reference to the Parliament.
The release of incriminatory emails between Greyhound Racing NSW officials leaves the Baird government with little option but to dismiss the Special Commission of Inquiry and shut the industry down, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.