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  • Government’s Free Trade Agreement rhetoric an insult to the collective national intelligence

    Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says the Government’s sales pitch for the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is reaching hysterical levels.

  • As Gaza moves towards collapse, Australia remains silently complicit

    Australian Greens foreign affairs spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam has accused the Australian government of unforgivable silence over the blockade of Gaza, in light of a UN statement today that the area will become uninhabitable by 2020 if the current economic conditions there continue.

    "Ordinary Palestinians have been caught up in this political siege for too long," Senator Ludlam said.

  • Greens say political donations inquiry must tackle Cancer on Democracy

    02/09/2015

    The Queensland Greens say the planned inquiry by the Crime and Corruption Commission into political donations must have the broadest possible terms of reference, and examine all possible ways to reduce the influence of money in politics.

  • Safeguard mechanism will let big polluters keep on polluting without paying

    The Abbott Government's carbon pollution safeguard mechanism, reported on today, will allow big businesses, especially mining companies, to keep polluting even more than they do today without facing any penalty.

    "The government's so-called safeguard mechanism won't make anyone safer from climate change," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said.

  • Moratorium on native logging needed immediately

    Greens forests spokesperson Samantha Dunn has called on the Andrews Government to introduce a moratorium on native forest logging while a transition to 100% plantation-sourced timber is developed. 

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Today the the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee unanimously recommended today that the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill be passed into law. The bill was introduced by Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale and co-sponsored by Senator Ian McDonald, Senator Anne Urquhart and Senator David Leyonhjelm. This is a significant step towards achieving medicinal cannabis reform. 

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