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  • Abbott Government must come clean on tow-backs

     

    The Australian Government must clarify the situation regarding tow-backs on the Indian Ocean and be up front with the Australian people about its dangerous and costly policies, the Australian Greens have said.

    "History has shown that the Indonesian press is a far more reliable source than the Australian Government when it comes to tow-backs," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

  • Health Panel needed as dengue fever puts children at risk

     

    In the midst of a dengue fever outbreak in the Australian detention camp on Nauru, the Greens have renewed their call for an Independent Health Advisory Panel for offshore detention centres.

    "The Australian Government is forcing children and babies to live in the midst of a dengue fever outbreak," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

  • Raising minimum wage reduces inequality, stimulates economy

    Greens Deputy Leader and Employment spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the Fair Work Commission has a chance to act on income inequality. 

    “The IMF, the OECD, the World Economic Forum and Australia’s Treasury have all made clear that tackling growing income inequality should be a high priority for policy makers because it poses a real risk to growth, prosperity and political stability,” said Mr Bandt.  

  • Leadbeater’s and Logging Don’t Mix

    The Australian Greens have today criticised the Napthine Government’s band-aid gesture to protect Victoria’s faunal emblem, the Leadbeater’s possum from extinction.

    “Here we have another example of a half-baked plan which will not ensure the possums survival,” said Dr Richard Di Natale, Greens Senator for Victoria.

  • Whitehaven let off scot-free

    Commenting on documents released today, in response to an Australian Greens' Senate order, which provide further evidence that Whitehaven Coal provided false and misleading information to get approval for a massive coal mine, Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Spokesperson for the environment, said:

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