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.
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.
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.
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.
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.