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  • East-west uncertainty continues

    Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says the next parliament must legislate to scrap the East West toll road if the Coalition inserted an unconscionable ‘kill fee’ into still secret construction contracts.

    “The last-minute signing of contracts was an act of spite from a flailing government that knew it has lost the public’s support on transport policy,” Greg Barber said.

  • Workplace gender reporting results show why Abbott Government must scrap its plans to cut the reporting requirements, especially on White Ribbon Day

    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency reporting data out today shows why the Abbott Government must abandon its plans to water down requirements for employers to report this data.

    “We have this comprehensive, alarming data today because employers have been required by government to provide this data,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

  • Greens call for inquiry into abuse of people with disability in institutions

    The Australian Greens will introduce a motion in the Senate tomorrow calling on the Government to undertake a national inquiry into the abuse of people with disability in institutions.

    "The abuse of people with disability exposed in the Four Corners and Fairfax report is shocking and the further tragedy is that we do not know how widespread this abuse is," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on disability issues said tonight.

  • Government must release damning income management report

    The Australian Greens have called on the Government to immediately back down from plans to implement a healthy welfare card, with the Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory report showing the regime has failed to meet its objectives.

  • Scott's "Take note speech" in response to the government's answers on cuts to ABC and SBS

    Full hansard below.

    Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (15:26):  No, Mr President, on very much the same matter.

    Senator Abetz:  They are all attacking me.

    The PRESIDENT:  So it was all answers given by Senator Abetz to the ABC?

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