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  • New poll shows Australians reject Abbott Governments desperate higher ed ad campaign

    The Australian Greens have said new polling released by the National Tertiary Education Union shows the Abbott Government should come clean on exactly how many millions of dollars of public money was spent on its dishonest higher education propaganda campaign.

  • Trawler ban a political stunt if it doesn’t address capacity

    Greens fisheries spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson says the Abbott government’s super trawler ban is a cynical political ploy and not science based fisheries policy.

    “This ban is a cynical political ploy not based on the recent independent scientific panel’s advice on super trawlers,” Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said.

  • Environment Minister Dismisses Community over Beeliar Wetlands

    The Greens are standing firm in their intention to save the Beeliar wetlands from the destructive Roe Highway stage 8 extension, said South Metro Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren upon hearing that the controversial road was given conditional environmental approval by Minister Albert Jacobs.

    “The Environment Minister has short-shrifted the public through dismissing community appeals against the Roe 8 highway,” she said.

  • Beeliar Wetlands

    The Barnett Government is poised to build Roe 8 through the Beeliar wetlands. 

    He has pledged $630m of state money. Three days before Christmas 2014 environmental approval was granted.

  • Morrison blackmails Parliament over the NDIS

    The Australian Greens said today that linking the NDIS to cruel budget cuts is a poor start for the new Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, and that the multi-party support for the NDIS should not be undermined.

    "Scott Morrison isn't a full day into the job and he is already signalling the lows we can expect from the Government," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services said today.

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Rachael Jacobs' simple offer to walk with a Muslim woman as they got off a Brisbane train on Monday sparked a social media campaign under the hashtag #illridewithyou.

Photo of Martin Place, Sydney by Flickr user RubyGoes cc-by 2.0

What lessons can we learn from the Sydney 'siege' about gaps in community mental healthcare systems? Difficult questions need to be asked.

As fervent defenders of social justice, the enormous difficulties confronting child protection in Australia should be of great interest to we Greens as we move into 2015. It’s time we tackled these issues head on.

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