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  • Senate Inquiry begins scrutiny of Australia's growing inequality

    The Senate Inquiry into the extent of income inequality in Australia begins public hearings in Melbourne today. Senator Rachel Siewert, Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee and Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services moved for the inquiry due to growing public concerns about inequality and the Government's budget measures.

  • Victorians to decide on firefighters laws at state election

    Fair Protections for Firefighters legislation is set to become an election issue following the defeat of the the Greens motion today. 

    "Today I called on all parties to protect our firefighters who get cancer from their work within 6 months of the election this November. The Napthine Liberal-National Government refused," said Victorian Greens spokesperson on emergency services Colleen Hartland.

  • Jumps racing battle looms

    Greens MP Sue Pennicuik last week told State Parliament that Animal Liberation, the RSPCA and the Humane Society International were vehemently opposed to jumps racing which she described as a blight on Victoria.

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  • PM Abbott should level with Aussie troops

    Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says Tony Abbott should level with the men and women of Australia's Defence Force when he farewells them tomorrow on an open-ended mission to Iraq.

    "When you ask young men and women to put their lives on the line, you should be honest enough to tell them that you're committing them to war," said Senator Milne.

    "This has been mission creep from the start. Australia is getting itself into an open-ended war.

  • Greens remain committed to Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    The Australian Greens said today that they supported efforts to hold a referendum on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at or before the next federal election, reflecting the view of the Joint Select Committee.


Equal pay is not just about your salary. On Equal Pay Day today, it’s important we remember it’s not just women’s pay packets we need to act on but also their super balances.

At the start of his prime ministership Tony Abbott said, “We hope to be judged by what we have done rather than by what we have said we would do.” So to mark the first anniversary of the election of the Abbott government we take this timely opportunity to judge the Coalition’s actions and consider what could have been. 

Imagine a citizen-owned solar thermal plant, providing renewable energy and jobs. That's the aim with the People's Climate March being organised this September.

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