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  • Premier brought down by entrenched culture of influence-peddling

    The downfall of Premier Barry O'Farrell is a wakeup call to both the NSW Coalition and Labor. It is time to end the culture of influence-peddling that has infested politics in this state, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.

    Dr Kaye said: "What has happened is bigger than ICAC and Australian Water Holdings.

    "It goes to the heart of the political system in NSW where major parties do the bidding of the big end of town.

  • Make a submission to the EPA regarding the State Government's WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program

    You have until midnight! Make a submission to the EPA regarding the State Government's WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program.

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  • Attorney-General admits judiciary not consulted on abolishing suspended sentences

    Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today called for the Liberal government to abandon their controversial push to abolish suspended sentences, in light of the Attorney-General’s admission that the judiciary was not consulted on the plan.

    “The Greens unequivocally do not support the removal of judicial discretion for setting the penalty for any offence, and we do not support abolishing suspended sentences,” Mr Booth said.

  • Greens to introduce bill to keep babies from being sent offshore

     

    The Australian Greens will introduce legislation to ensure that babies born to refugee parents in Australia will not be sent to offshore detention.

    "Babies should be cared for, not sent to the Government's horrific detention camp on Nauru," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

  • Respect the mountain – not exploit it

    Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today called on Premier Will Hodgman to guarantee the local Tasmanian Aboriginal community their concerns over a cable car on Mt Wellington/kunyani are taken seriously.

    “kunyani embodies the spirit of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, the custodians and true owners of this extraordinary place, and it should not be treated as the play-thing of only the business community and developers,” Mr Booth said.

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