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  • Inside the battery hen shed: the farmer who wants to prove cages aren’t always cruel

    Introducing the bill, Pennicuik said; “The momentum in the community for a ban on battery cages throughout Australia is becoming so strong that even large retailers are stepping up on this important animal welfare issue.

  • Greens say unity will combat terror in the Middle East and at home

    Greens Leader Christine Milne has called on Australians to stand together against terrorism threats on home soil, saying unity, not war, will deliver lasting peace.

    "The best way to keep Australians safe is to bring them together, not blindly follow the US into an unwinnable war in the Middle East," said Senator Milne.

    "Are we going to another war in the Middle East because the terror alert has been raised, or the other way around?

  • Greens confirm strong support for Catchment Management Authorities

    “The Victorian Environment is in decline and there is no plan to fix it,” says Greens candidate for Ripon, Rod May.

    Referring to the release yesterday of the VAGO on the Effectiveness of Catchment Management Authorities, Mr May confirmed the Greens strong support for CMAs and reaffirmed the auditor generals view that they needed better government support if our environment and the productivity it supported were to avoid collapse.

  • Farmers rights weakened by fracking bill

    Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says that farmers’ right to ‘lock the gate’ and protect their land from unconventional gas exploration has been weakened by the government’s BTEX prohibition bill.

    “Not only does this bill fail to ban BTEX* chemicals from the gas drilling process, it reduces the capacity for landowners to fight mining companies wanting to drill for gas on their properties,” Mr Barber said.

  • Australia’s leadership gap allows Japan back into the whaling game

    Greens spokesperson for whaling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on Japan’s efforts at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to reinstate their whaling program despite losing the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case against Australia.


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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