Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has called on the Abbott government to deny an extremist alleged to have masterminded anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka entry to Australia.
The Australian Greens said today the Forrest review is more a wish list of a multi-millionaire than an evidenced-based analysis of the action needed to overcome disadvantage faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Newman Government’s new framework for uranium mining makes no economic or environmental sense and threatens the health of Queenslanders.
“The uranium price has been in free fall since 2007 and governments around the world are shutting down nuclear power stations,” Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters said.
New anti-terror laws outlined by the Coalition today could see humanitarian workers and journalists in war zones having to prove they are not criminals, say the Australian Greens.
Responding to the release of a new paper on higher education policy by ANU academic Bruce Chapman, Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Lee Rhiannon said:
"Professor Chapman's paper reiterates the conclusions reached by similar analysis undertaken by the National Tertiary Education Union, the Greens and Universities Australia - Mr Pyne's changes to higher education funding will hit the poor and women the hardest.
"The evidence is now overwhelming - the government should immediately drop its proposed regressive changes to higher education funding.