On behalf of the Australian Greens, I offer heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Julieka Dhu's family, friends and community.
As people across the community come together today to call for Justice for Julieka, our leaders must acknowledge their failure to address deaths in custody and that deep injustice is still occurring in our gaols. Urgent action is needed to stop any more deaths.
Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says the tragic loss of renewable industry jobs at Keppel Prince highlights the need for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target.
"It's a tragedy for a town like Portland to lose so many jobs when it is already struggling. It's an even bigger tragedy that billions of dollars of renewable energy investment is on hold indefinitely while Labor and Liberal negotiate about how deeply they will cut the Renewable Energy Target,” Mr Barber said.
Scott asks the CSIRO how it is dealing with budget cuts of $111.4m and the resulting in a massive brain drain of the organisations most talented scientists.
Responding to the decision by Keppel Prince to mothball its entire wind turbine division and lay off 100 workers, Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Abbott government has taken a wrecking ball to the industry that holds the best hope of providing future jobs and investment in Australia.