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  • Greens say changes in parole needed to stop increase in prison numbers

    "The Productivity Commission’s Report on an increase in prison numbers shows that the new state government must act now to reduce incarceration rates,” Greens spokesperson for Corrections, Sue Pennicuik, said today.  “A key priority should be to stop less serious offenders being incarcerated for minor breaches of parole.”

  • Baird/Abbott have only hours left to commit Royal National Park to World Heritage Tentative List

    The Greens have rejected NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes' comments on the tentative listing of Royal National Park and are calling on the NSW State and Federal Government to ensure the 2015 deadline is not missed.

    Australian Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon said: "Environment Minister Stokes is misleading in saying that additions could be made to the tentative list ‘at any time'.

  • Citizen Four screenings include appearance by Senator Scott Ludlam

    Selected screenings of this year’s most anticipated documentary about whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Citizen Four, will be followed by a panel discussions including Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and other guests.

  • Manus refugees facing forced return to danger

    The PNG Prime Minister's claims that the majority of the asylum seekers currently locked in the Manus Island detention camp will be sent home are extremely concerning, the Australian Greens have said.

    "The PNG government is pre-empting the outcome of a floored and highly politicised refugee determination process," Senator Hanson-Young said. 

  • Premier distracts from real dangers facing cyclists

    In responding to today’s comments on new cycling laws for group riders from the Premier Colin Barnett, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said “The Premier should recognise that people on bicycles, particularly lone commuters, are the ones being hit by vehicles on WA roads and this is a more pressing issue.”


Scientists have confirmed it: 2014 was the hottest year on record. We need more action on climate change, not less.

2014 ended with the glow from the Victorian election; as 2015 begins, the challenge of the NSW election presents us with a new opportunity to demonstrate the growing popularity of the Greens and to build on that success.

2015 is off to a quick start: a snap election in Queensland on the one hand and the hard slog of redrafting by-laws on the other. 

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