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  • Support Grows for SA Participation in NSW Medical Cannabis Trials

    Greens Health spokesperson Tammy Franks has welcomed the Liberals’ support for South Australian experts’ involvement in the New South Wales medical cannabis trials.

    Ms Franks will host a medical cannabis round table forum for MPs on Friday to discuss the need for sick and suffering South Australians to be able to take part in the trials.

    “The fact that South Australia is the only state that is not engaged on the expert advisory panel issue is very concerning,” Ms Franks said.

  • Nile plays second fiddle to gambling industry

    Fred Nile's attempts to force the Baird government into real action on problem gambling caused by poker machines have comprehensively failed, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.

    'Baird government assures Fred Nile that pokie reforms are in play', Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 2015

  • Industrial Manslaughter Should be a Crime: SA Greens

    Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC will introduce a Bill to State Parliament seeking to create an offence of ‘industrial manslaughter’ in SA in the next sitting week.

    Ms Franks made the announcement earlier today – on World Day for Safety & Health at Work – following a Workers’ Memorial Day Service organised by Voice of Industrial Death (VOID) and held at Pilgrim Uniting Church.

    “South Australia needs specific laws to protect employees and prevent employers from taking shortcuts that may endanger workers’ lives,” Ms Franks said.

  • Ambition for a world in transition: Greens announce pollution reduction targets for post 2020

    In a speech to the Sydney Environment Institute at Sydney University last night, Greens Leader Christine Milne has announced the party's new post-2020 targets for pollution reduction, saying much greater ambition is required to tackle global warming and help transition the economy.

    "The big polluters are polluting for free, and the rest of us are paying the price. It doesn't have to be that way," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

  • SA climate agreements shame Abbott Government's RET destruction

    The new climate agreements signed by the Adelaide City Council and State Governments have left the Abbott Government marooned, says Australian Greens Senator for SA Penny Wright.


The AEC recently released the reports of donations above $12,400 given to all political parties during the 2013/2014 financial year (yes the year of the last federal election). Can you guess who got the most? Wait until you see who's behind the money.

Later this year I will become a grandmother. I’m very excited – overjoyed to be thinking about a new life in the family, apprehensive about the world that my precious grandchild will inherit, and keen to read the latest in amazing children’s books.

But becoming a grandmother is not an easy thing for me to publicly discuss.

The NSW Greens are trialling a new approach: handing over their SDC to the Young Greens. Could it work for other states?

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