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  • CSG debate could determine preferences, result in Gippsland South by-election

    Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber this morning said it was likely the first time his party had ever preferenced the Nationals.

    He said his party had prepared three drafts of a how-to-vote card for the March 14 by-election.

    “We’re still waiting to see if the Liberal Party will make an announcement about its policies (on CSG exploration) before we commit our how-to-vote cards to the Victorian Electoral Commission,” Mr Barber said.

  • Gonski reforms architect attacks Andrews government over school funding

    An architect of the Gonski education reforms has lashed out at the Andrews government, saying its new school funding law will do nothing to fix disadvantage and inequity in Victorian classrooms.

  • Greens introduce new laws to protect landholder rights

    The Australian Greens will today introduce a bill to give South Australian landholders the right to say no to coal and gas mining on their land.

    The bill also seeks to ban all fracking for unconventional gas, said Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright.

    "It's a disgrace that landholders still do not have any legal rights to protect their land, water and climate from coal and gas mining," Senator Wright said.

  • Federal Greens bill to use constitution to give farmers, native title holders and local councils right to say no to coal and gas

    The Australian Greens will introduce a bill to the federal Parliament today that exercises constitutional powers to give landholders nationally the right to say no to coal and gas mining on their land.

  • Pyne’s fine plan for universities to hit students

    Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon commenting on the Liberal/National government plan to fine universities that overcharge for degrees said:

    “Pyne’s penalty plan is more evidence that deregulation does not work.

    “Government fines imposed on universities will be passed onto students, adding to the cost burden university fees already impose.


For more than a decade now marriage equality has dominated the energies of gay and lesbian campaigners. So when we achieve it, we can all celebrate and relax, right? Not a chance.

The accusation that "the youth of today are disengaged from politics" masks a thinly veiled concept of the "correct" way to engage with politics. 

One day, Australians will look back and wonder why laws preventing same sex marriage in Australia persisted for as long as they have.

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