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  • Napthine ignored by Renewable Energy Target review

    Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber has called on the Premier to speak out for renewable energy jobs in Victoria, against the plan to scrap or freeze the Renewable Energy Target.

    "The review ignored Victoria's submission*. None of the options put forward match what the Premier wanted. He's got no plan or fight in him,” Mr Barber said.

    "The Premier has a few short weeks to influence the Federal government to bin the review and protect the Renewable Energy Target.

  • Greens reject truancy expansion and the targeting of family payments

    The Australian Greens said today the Federal Government's move to continue and expand truancy programs that deny parents access to income support and family payments is another example of the recklessness of their policy approach.

    "Punishment-based plans that cut payments or deprive people of income support are unsustainable and unfair," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services said today.

  • Greens say RET report is climate denier drivel

    The Australian Greens say it's no surprise that a review led by a climate sceptic has trashed the Renewable Energy Target, saying both options the report presents will destroy renewable energy in Australia.

    "I'm glad this dangerous and ignorant report is finally public, so everyone can see it for the climate denier drivel it is. The outcome was determined long ago," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

  • RET recommendations will be devastating

    The Greens will keep fighting for our renewable energy sector in the wake of recommendations from the federal government’s Renewable Energy Target review, Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber said today.

    “The panel recommends either slashing or scrapping the Renewable Energy Target. Wind farm development would grind to a halt under this proposal and installing solar panels will get considerably dearer,” Mr Barber said.

  • Senate demands Turnbull release ABC/SBS Efficiency Review


    Media Statement

    Greens spokesperson for Communications

    Senator for WA Scott Ludlam

    August 28, 2014 

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