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  • Greens Amend Terror Laws in Public Interest

    Deputy Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP and Communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam today said that the Greens would be moving to amend the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 in the House of Representatives.

    “There is widespread concern that the Government’s proposed counter-terror laws are overstepping what’s required and the Greens want to get the balance right,” said Mr Bandt.

  • Greens call on Government to abandon debate on budget cuts

    The Australian Greens said today that the Federal Government should abandon their budget measures, saying the evidence is overwhelming that they are cruel and impact adversely on human rights.

    The Social Services Amendment Bills 1 and 2, which enact the Government's cuts to income support and social security are due for debate at 12.30pm today.

  • New NSW Government Offsets Policy a ‘Threat to Biodiversity’

    Greens NSW MP and Environment Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called the NSW Government’s Biodiversity Offset Policy for Major Projects, which is due to commence tomorrow, a threat to NSW’s biodiversity and just a way of easing environmental regulations for developers and miners.
     
    Dr Faruqi said:
     
  • Government backs down on deeply flawed tree clearing laws

    The NSW Government has today backed down on their poorly thought out and damaging fire code with the RFS announcing significant changes to the 10/50 clearing code of practice
     
    The Greens NSW welcome these changes but call on the grossly flawed code to be entirely scrapped and threatened species protection to be reinstated.
     
  • Rushing East West toll road contracts can't mask lack of social licence

    Rushing East West toll road contracts can't mask lack of social licence

    Responding to the Napthine Government rushing to sign contracts for the East West toll road, the Australian Greens have issued a warning to potential backers of the project.

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There are many approaches that can be taken against the Islamic State that might have long-lasting impact but they take time. Instead, the Prime Minister is hastily rushing to war. Will it be counter-productive?

The climate emergency is dire. The problem is immense. The world is acting and Australia is being driven backwards by our backward-looking Prime Minister and by a political class that is content with 5% tokenism. We cannot win on the climate until the people take the power back. 

Equal pay is not just about your salary. On Equal Pay Day today, it’s important we remember it’s not just women’s pay packets we need to act on but also their super balances.

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