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  • Ambition for a world in transition: Greens announce pollution reduction targets for post 2020

    In a speech to the Sydney Environment Institute at Sydney University last night, Greens Leader Christine Milne has announced the party's new post-2020 targets for pollution reduction, saying much greater ambition is required to tackle global warming and help transition the economy.

    "The big polluters are polluting for free, and the rest of us are paying the price. It doesn't have to be that way," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

  • SA climate agreements shame Abbott Government's RET destruction

    The new climate agreements signed by the Adelaide City Council and State Governments have left the Abbott Government marooned, says Australian Greens Senator for SA Penny Wright.

  • BHP tax arrangements revealed in Senate inquiry

    Details of BHP's tax arrangements have been revealed in answers provided to the Senate Inquiry on corporate tax avoidance, initiated by Greens Leader Christine Milne.

    "It's shocking but not surprising that BHP is paying next to zero tax on billions worth of profits," said Senator Milne.

    "No one believes this kind of behaviour is limited to BHP. The big corporates are ripping us off and successive Liberal and Labor governments have let them get away with it.

  • Abbott Government giving with one hand and taking with other on domestic violence prevention funding

    The Australian Greens are calling on the Abbott Government to reinstate funding for healthy relationships programs in schools or risk undermining the effectiveness of its new advertising campaign against domestic violence.

  • Jihadist doctor & terror: saying "just don't do it" won't do it – Milne

    Greens Leader Christine Milne says that Daesh is running a sophisticated propaganda campaign and the Prime Minister's response is inadequate.

    "Where are the prevention programs Mr Abbott?" Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

    "This propaganda is sophisticated and appealing to hearts and minds.

    "It's not enough for the Prime Minister to just stand there with his eight flags and say "don't do it". That won't work. It a recipe for complete failure.


Giz Watson and Jo Vallentine

Murdoch University recently recognised the Honourable Doctor Giz Watson noting her services to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and intersex communities through law reform work.

Natalie Bennett, leader of the UK Greens at a rally

Greetings from London, where we Greens are in the final weeks of our biggest-ever national election campaign.

The truth about stopping the boats is we are missing the point. There's a human cost to consider along with financial savings.

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