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  • Morrison’s real failure is his refusal to treat refugees as human, Greens

    The Abbott Government must commit to quickly and fairly processing the asylum claims of 157 Tamils who will reach the Australian mainland, the Australian Greens have said.

    "The Immigration Minister is a spectacular failure by his own measure, as well as the measure of the international community and decent, caring Australians," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

  • Surveillance insiders at Splendour

    Media Statement

    Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam
    July 25, 2014

    Scott Ludlam is delighted to be attending Splendour in the Grass (#SITG) tomorrow to join an impressive panel of international guests.

  • Greens call for swift appeal for Peter Greste

    With the announcement today that Australian journalist Peter Greste will appeal the Egyptian court's conviction and seven-year sentence, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says it is incumbent on the Australian Government to press for a speedy resolution of the appeals process.

  • New report on children in care highlights importance of Senate Inquiry

    The Australian Greens said today that new figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, showing that more than 50,000 children were in care during 2012-13, highlights the importance of the Senate Inquiry into Out of Home Care.

  • Greens condemn attack on UN shelter in Gaza

    The Australian Greens say an attack on a UN school, designated as a shelter, makes it clear nowhere in Gaza is safe as long as the fighting continues.

    "It is devastating to hear of more deaths and injuries, in what was meant to be a safe place for civilians in Gaza," said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

    "This attack must be strongly condemned and I echo the UN's calls for the immunity of UN premises in Gaza, and humanitarian law, to be respected.

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