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  • Government resorts to bullying community organisations

    The Australian Greens said today that Alan Tudge's attack on Australia's peak community organisation is yet another sign of the Government's desperation to justify their cruel policy agenda.

    "There is a significant difference between emergency relief and income support payments which are paid to millions of Australians," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services said.

  • Senate Affordable Housing Inquiry- Perth Hearing- November 11 2014- Transcript

    Senate Affordable Housing Inquiry – Perth Hearing – November 11 2014 - Transcript


  • Government should address discrimination against people with disability, not punish them

    The Australian Greens said today that information provided to Senate Estimates shows that employment discrimination against people with disability remains a serious issue, and that instead of punishing people with disability the Government should be addressing this discrimination.

  • Future Fund lacks central strategy for assessing carbon risk

    The Australian Greens today questioned Future Fund Chair Peter Costello about fossil fuel divestment in Senate Estimates

    "I established today in Senate Estimates that the Future Fund does not have a consistent method for assessing risk of carbon exposure," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said

    "Whether or not to even consider the risk of carbon exposure, or how to measure it, isn't decided by central management or the board.

  • Planning Minister protects Rio Tinto and removes community appeal rights

    The Minister for Planning Pru Goward must explain to the people of the Hunter why she has chosen to directly interfere in Rio Tinto’s Warkworth and Mt Thorley Continuation projects and remove the community’s merit appeal rights to the Land and Environment Court.
    These were the rights that saved the tiny township of Bulga from the destructive open cut coal mines last year.


“Coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in Australia, and right around the world,” says Mr Abbott — but the rest of the world is moving in the opposite direction. 

The Australian Greens achieved constitutional change at the Australian Greens National Conference on a sunny weekend in Canberra.


Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's advice that women 'stop whingeing' and 'get on with it' when it comes to inequality is problematic for many reasons.

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