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  • Funding cuts a cruel Christmas gift to the community sector

    The Australian Greens said today that we are seeing further evidence of Abbott's desire to dismantle our social services sector, with a number of peak bodies, particularly outspoken, advocacy bodies learning that they have been defunded as part of the $240 million budget cuts to social services.

  • PM Abbott as Minister for Women only deepening inequality

    Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says Tony Abbott has revealed himself as small-minded in both the climate debate and his view of women, after claiming his greatest achievement as the Minister for Women has been abolishing the carbon price, because "women are particularly focussed on the household budget."

    "He might as well have said his greatest achievement was to help women buy a better iron so they can stay home and iron more often," said Senator Milne.

  • Scientists sign open letter to save Point Peron Penguins


    Media statement

    December 22, 2014


    Twenty six eminent experts from around the world have written an open letter to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to save the Little Penguins, at threat from the proposed Mangles Bay marina and canal development at Point Peron.


  • Prahran’s new Greens state MP Sam Hibbins reveals game plan for parliamentary term

    FRESHLY minted Prahran MP Sam Hibbins cut an ­unassuming figure as he strolled towards his campaign office for his interview with Stonnington Leader.

    Mr Hibbins - alongside Melbourne MP Ellen Sandell - is one of the first two Greens elected to Victoria’s Legislative Assembly.

    He spoke to the Leader about his plans for Prahran, his party and Victoria.

  • Abbott government needs new policies, not new enforcers

    Greens Leader Christine Milne says Tony Abbott's frontbench reshuffle won't matter much to everyday Australians who are still being threatened with the same cruel budget measures.

    "The faces have changed, but not the policies. This government is too arrogant to accept its cruel agenda has been rejected by the community and the Senate," said Senator Milne.


Rachael Jacobs' simple offer to walk with a Muslim woman as they got off a Brisbane train on Monday sparked a social media campaign under the hashtag #illridewithyou.

Photo of Martin Place, Sydney by Flickr user RubyGoes cc-by 2.0

What lessons can we learn from the Sydney 'siege' about gaps in community mental healthcare systems? Difficult questions need to be asked.

As fervent defenders of social justice, the enormous difficulties confronting child protection in Australia should be of great interest to we Greens as we move into 2015. It’s time we tackled these issues head on.

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