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  • Report highlights risks of coal seam gas – it’s time for a permanent ban in NSW

    The Greens NSW mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today welcomed the Chief Scientist’s report into coal seam gas, saying it was vindication of community concerns and that the risks highlighted in the report were too great to allow the coal seam gas industry to operate in NSW.
     
  • Poverty among older Australians to be compounded by budget measures

    The Australian Greens said today that already high poverty levels among older Australians would increase as a result of the Government's budget measures.

    "The Global AgeWatch Index has found that 35.5% of older Australians are living in poverty, and that Australia is ranked 61 out of 95 countries when it comes to income security, including pensions and income support," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on ageing said today.

  • Greens call for intern guarantee

    Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, has today expressed concern that approximately 240 Australian medical graduates will not be offered a State or Territory internship position this year.

    “Completing a medical internship is essential for a graduate to work as a doctor in Australia. Without an internship a medical degree is useless,” said Senator Di Natale.

  • Greens secure agreement with PUP to save federal environment protections from Tony Abbott’s one-stop shop and a Senate investigation into Newman and Bligh governments’ environment attacks

    The Australian Greens are proud to have secured an agreement with the Palmer United Party to block Tony Abbott's plan to hand federal approval powers over to state governments and to have improved the Senate Inquiry into Queensland so that it can investigate environmental attacks of both the Newman and Bligh governments.

  • Greens Amend Terror Laws in Public Interest

    Deputy Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP and Communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam today said that the Greens would be moving to amend the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 in the House of Representatives.

    “There is widespread concern that the Government’s proposed counter-terror laws are overstepping what’s required and the Greens want to get the balance right,” said Mr Bandt.

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There are many approaches that can be taken against the Islamic State that might have long-lasting impact but they take time. Instead, the Prime Minister is hastily rushing to war. Will it be counter-productive?

The climate emergency is dire. The problem is immense. The world is acting and Australia is being driven backwards by our backward-looking Prime Minister and by a political class that is content with 5% tokenism. We cannot win on the climate until the people take the power back. 

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.

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