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  • Government BSWAT changes don't address wage discrimination

    The Australian Greens said today that the Government's Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Bill doesn't adequately address the discrimination faced by people with disability affected by this assessment tool, or their need for compensation.

  • Parliament must debate any military engagement in Iraq - Greens

    With reports coming out of the United States of possible Australian military involvement in Iraq and Syria, Greens Leader Christine Milne says it is essential that any decision to deploy our military is brought to the parliament.

    "It is essential that PM Abbott commits immediately to bring any debate about the deployment of Australian military to the parliament for debate," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

  • Statement: Australian Greens on new chaplaincy program

    The Australian Greens have urged state and territory governments to think twice before signing up to reinstate the schools chaplaincy program, says Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright.

    Senator Wright confirmed the Australian Greens opposed plans to put religious chaplains in Australian schools.

  • Greens raise concerns about fast-tracking intercountry adoptions

    The Australian Greens have raised concerns about fast-tracking of intercountry adoption processes, in its dissenting report made to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014.

  • Senate backs action on rural suicide, despite Nationals opposition

    The Senate has called on the Government to fund targeted suicide prevention measures in rural and regional areas, backing a motion by Australian Greens spokesperson on mental health Senator Penny Wright.

    However, the National Party voted against the motion - despite making an identical election promise last year.

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