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  • Rewrite of VET funding urgently needed

    Commenting on a new report that funding for VET across all levels of government dropped in 2013/14 by 7 per cent Greens spokesperson for tertiary, technical and further education Senator Lee Rhiannon said:

    "Vocational Education Training is in trouble. State and federal governments urgently need to fix the structural causes.

  • Greens Leader will take battle for Liverpool Plains to Canberra

    Greens Leader Richard Di Natale is visiting the site of the Shenhua Watermark coal mine today, and says the future of the Liverpool Plains will impact heavily on the future of the entire nation.

  • Morrison’s approach to drugs is dangerous: Greens

    Australian Greens Leader and Health spokesperson Dr Richard Di Natale today slammed Minister Morrison’s suggestion that drug use cannot be dealt with as health issue.

    “Scott Morrison’s suggestion that drug use must be treated as a social toxin and a law and order issue is dangerous and ignorant,” said Senator Di Natale, a former drug and alcohol physician.

  • Murray Darling Basin - Baldwin plan puts river health, communities at risk

    Greens water spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has warned the Abbott-Truss government from using the stocktake of irrigation projects to justify winding up plans for retrieving water to ensure river health across the Murray Darling Basin.

    "This stocktake looks like a ploy by Water Minister Bob Baldwin to justify the government's long term aim to allow big irrigators to retain water that should go back to the ailing river system," Senator Rhiannon said.

  • Child Protection Review Exposes Lack of Resources

    27 Aug 2015

    Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson


The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest trade deal in Australia's history. However, it is being negotiated in total secrecy. What will it mean for our future?

It’s been three months since my colleagues gave me the honour of leading our party and in those months I’ve witnessed Canberra at its worst. Australia is being poorly served by a government devoid of integrity, vision and leadership.

Today the the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee unanimously recommended today that the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill be passed into law. The bill was introduced by Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale and co-sponsored by Senator Ian McDonald, Senator Anne Urquhart and Senator David Leyonhjelm. This is a significant step towards achieving medicinal cannabis reform. 

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