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  • Government needs to heed Harper’s warnings on trade deal approach

    The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has backed the recommendation within the Harper Review into competition policy that calls for an “Independent and transparent analysis of the costs and benefits to Australia of any proposed IP provisions in trade negotiations [to] be undertaken to inform international trade negotiations”.

  • Take the politics out of health funding: Greens

    The Greens are calling for Infrastructure Victoria to have a health infrastructure planning unit and for reform of health performance reporting, in response to the Travis Review released today.

    “It’s time to take the politics out of health infrastructure and service funding decisions,” said Victorian Greens Spokesperson for Health, Colleen Hartland MP.

  • Government must take the lead in Port Augusta solar thermal push

    The Australian Greens have called for an increased commitment to renewable energy from all levels of government in light of Alinta Energy's determination that a solar thermal plant in Port Augusta remains unfeasible at this stage.

    Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Senator Penny Wright said South Australians overwhelmingly wanted renewable energy to replace dirty coal power.

  • Delay in Country of Origin labelling reform hurts Victorian farmers and food manufacturers

    Delay in Country of Origin labelling reform hurts Victorian farmers and food manufacturers

    With reports that the Abbott government will not move to change country of origin food labelling laws until at least the end of the year, the Greens say there’s no reason for the delay.

  • "Reset button" should be pressed on Go8 for failure to back increased uni funding

    Responding to the decision of the Group of Eight to end their support for the Abbott government university deregulation plan Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said:

    "Having pulled the plug on the Pyne higher education plan the Go8 should now throw their weight behind securing funding for our public universities.


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Finally, a way to avoid bigots without adding stress to your life. This head-mounted system scans for bigots, plays soothing music and tells them to rack off as well. I want one! 

This one ought to be an April Fool's joke — but it isn't. The Australian government leaked the passport details of 31 world leaders. And they want us to trust them.

Mr Flotsam Marley hangs out on Callala Beach in NSW, and stands as a stark reminder of the marine debris that plagues our coastline. 

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