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  • Senator Larissa Waters comments on the Newman Government's ResourcesQ

    Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, comments on the Newman Government's ResourcesQ announcement today:
    "The Newman Government has topped up its taxpayer funded handouts for the big mining companies today with another million.
    "This comes on top of the Newman Government pledging hundreds of millions for digging up Galilee Basin coal to cook the planet and destroy the Reef.

  • Australia condemns gay refugees in PNG

    Gay refugees on Manus Island will be attacked and imprisoned if resettled in the PNG community, the Australian Greens have said.

    "Physical attacks and lengthy prison sentences; that's the reality facing gay refugees the Abbott government has dumped on Manus Island," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

  • Federal government must act on youth mental health crisis

    Australian Greens spokesperson for mental health Senator Penny Wright says the Government must urgently intervene to address the youth mental health crisis, outlined in a report by the National Children's Commissioner.

    "Mental health has been completely off the radar under the Abbott Government, but now it needs to be put front and centre," Senator Wright said.

  • Federal Government must lead efforts to address the high rate of suicide amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to lead efforts to address the high rate of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  • Finally the Barnett Government moves to ban sun beds

    27 November, 2014

    Greens Member of Parliament, Robin Chapple congratulates the Premier Colin Barnett for finally stepping in to ban sun beds in WA.

    “This delay in action in WA by the Barnett Government despite the health impacts being known for years has put people’s health at risk, Mr Chapple said.


We talk about standing up for what matters but sometimes that means locking on at a detention centre like Villawood.

Australia has become a plutocracy — a country governed by and for the rich. It doesn't have to be this way. Our future depends on restoring democracy.


“Coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in Australia, and right around the world,” says Mr Abbott — but the rest of the world is moving in the opposite direction. 

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