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  • Nauru cannot continue, Inquiry report reveals

    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.

  • Australia moves to overturn ban on kangaroo products in US - Greens questions reveal Abbott govt may have broken Californian law

    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.

  • Greens slam Queensland Labor’s continuing coal obsession


    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.

  • Abbott must put Royal Commission out of its misery: Bandt

    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.

  • Secret documents undermine greyhound inquiry credibility

    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.


The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest trade deal in Australia's history. However, it is being negotiated in total secrecy. What will it mean for our future?

It’s been three months since my colleagues gave me the honour of leading our party and in those months I’ve witnessed Canberra at its worst. Australia is being poorly served by a government devoid of integrity, vision and leadership.

Today the the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee unanimously recommended today that the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill be passed into law. The bill was introduced by Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale and co-sponsored by Senator Ian McDonald, Senator Anne Urquhart and Senator David Leyonhjelm. This is a significant step towards achieving medicinal cannabis reform. 

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