Greens water spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has accused Minister Barnaby Joyce of being the hand maiden for the mining industry with his 30 new dams plan.
"The Joyce plan for 30 new dams is irresponsible for agriculture and has more to do with Barnaby Joyce trying to throw his weight around for his mining mates," Senator Rhiannon said.
"This is another example of a National Party minister doing the bidding for the mining industry.
Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called on the Baird Government to pay heed to the Women NSW 2014 report released today which documents increased rates of domestic and family violence against women: https://www.women.nsw.gov.au/publications/women_in_nsw_reports
Dr Faruqi said:
Greens NSW Spokesperson for the Status of Women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has criticised the NSW government for their failure to improve workplace equality in NSW, following the release of the annual Women in NSW Report.
Dr Faruqi said: "This persistent gender pay gap, workforce casualisation and lack of women in leadership is unacceptable in 21st century NSW.
Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber has forced the old parties to take a position on serious misconducted by members of parliament.
“If the Labor and Liberal parties vote against the Greens Serious Misconduct bill, they will confirm that they cannot be trusted to regulate themselves," Mr Barber said.
“This bill introduces criminal offenses for serious breaches of the MPs code of conduct.
"The Napthine government's plan to hand over more governance and curriculum setting powers to school councils is unnecessary and ill conceived," Greens Education spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik said today.
"Victorian public schools are already further down the 'autonomy' road than other states and there is no evidence that increasing school autonomy improves educational outcomes," Ms Pennicuik said.