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  • Europe doesn’t need Australia’s cruelty

    Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten's comments, suggesting that Europe should follow Australia's lead on towing refugees back to danger, are embarrassing and have disgraced Australia on the international stage, the Australian Greens have said.

  • Citizenship bill unworkable: Greens

    The Australians Greens have condemned the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS) report on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.

    Greens Deputy Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said that the committee ignored expert evidence and shirked its responsibilities by continuing to support key planks of the Government’s unworkable citizenship laws.

  • Robert Simms Announced as Next Greens Senator for South Australia

    Adelaide City Councillor Robert Simms has been elected by a ballot of SA Greens members to fill the casual vacancy created following the resignation of Senator Penny Wright.

    Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale welcomed Robert Simms to the federal party room: "I congratulate Robert on his preselection and look forward to him joining our team in Canberra," he said.

  • Greens welcome Andrews Government's announcement re safety zones around abortion clinics

    The Greens  today welcomed the Victorian government's announcement that it would introduce its own bill to ensure safety zones around abortion clinics before the end of the year.

    "For too long, too many women have been bullied and intimidated as they arrive at abortion clinics," Ms Springle said.

    "This is not a freedom of speech issue.  People absolutely have a right to protest.  What they don't have a right to do is to harass women at their most vulnerable.

  • NAB joins the long line of banks refusing to fund Adani’s Carmichael coal mine‏


    The Australian Greens congratulate NAB for announcing it will not finance Adani's Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin, planned for export through the Great Barrier Reef.


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