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  • Greens call to expedite Peter Greste appeal

    Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne is pleased an appeal has been lodged to seek the overturning of the conviction that has locked Australian journalist Peter Greste behind bars in Egypt, calling on the Abbott government to renew its efforts to secure his release as soon as possible.

  • Morrison’s dismissal of harm to children concerning: Greens

    The Australian Greens have expressed concern regarding the Immigration Minister's dismissal of expert evidence at the AHRC inquiry into children in detention today.

    "In the hearing today, the Immigration Minister explained that he is willing for children to be harmed for his own political gain," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

  • Abbott and Cormann need ‘Plan B’ on Medical Research Fund: Bandt

    The government's plan to make the Medical Research Future Fund contingent on the GP payment dooms the fund to failure and an alternative strategy is needed, said Greens Deputy Leader and Finance and Research spokesperson, Adam Bandt.

    "The Prime Minister and Finance Minister are dooming the Medical Research Future Fund to failure by linking it to the GP fee," said Mr Bandt.

  • MPs must not attend World Congress of Families

    The Australian Greens are calling on all politicians not to attend World Congress of Families, following more harmful repetitions of the completely discredited myth connecting abortion and breast cancer. 

    “Fred Nile’s remarks, like Senator Abetz’s, are insulting, insensitive and completely untrue,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for Women, said.

  • No model could turn GP co-payments into good public policy

    Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that there are no possible changes or alternative models can turn the GP co-payment into good public policy.

    “No amount of tinkering or adjustments can save this dog of a policy,” said Senator Di Natale.

    “Putting a price barrier between patients and their doctors is precisely the opposite of what we should be doing.

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