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  • Greens raise concern that Federal loopholes could see drum lines continue

    The Australian Greens said today they were concerned that a loophole may be created that still allows Colin Barnett to deploy drumlines off WA beaches.

    "I think the Federal Government would most likely have rejected the Premier's application before it was withdrawn at one minute to midnight," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations are about trading away the National Interest

    The Australian Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said that this weekend’s meeting of Trade Ministers for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is being carried out in total secrecy.

    Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Bureaucrats and Ministers are meeting in Canberra and Sydney over the next week, in secret, to trade away the National Interest.

  • Europe sets post-2020 pollution reduction target at 40%. Where is Australia’s ambition?

    Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has commended the leaders of the European Union for today setting an emissions reduction target of 40 per cent by 2030, saying Australia's 2020 target is disastrously inadequate and must be drastically increased for 2030.

    "For the health of our communities and the health of our economy, Tony Abbott needs to pull his head out of the sand and get real about action on climate change," said Senator Milne.

  • Barnett backs down from Federal shark cull assessment

    The Australian Greens said today that Premier's decision to withdraw his shark cull from Federal Government assessment should finally signal an end of the flawed policy.

    Reports today indicate that the WA Government has withdrawn an application for an exemption to the EPBC Act, which would have allowed the Premier to carry out a three year shark cull off Perth and the South West of WA.

  • Greens support Justice for Julieka

    On behalf of the Australian Greens, I offer heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Julieka Dhu's family, friends and community.

    As people across the community come together today to call for Justice for Julieka, our leaders must acknowledge their failure to address deaths in custody and that deep injustice is still occurring in our gaols. Urgent action is needed to stop any more deaths.


It is a sad time but the good that people do lives on after them. And this is truer of Gough Whitlam than almost any other figure in our history. 

The new AYG convenors report back newly invigorated from the annual Young Greens National Conference. The Greens do politics differently, they say.

Australia’s economic landscape is changing, with or without the Abbott government. The divestment movement proves that Australians won’t be left behind.

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