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  • Greens: Government must commit to broader retirement income review

    Australian Greens spokesperson for Ageing, Senator Rachel Siewert, said today that the Greens will be carefully reviewing the Government’s new proposals to changes to the pension and that Government needs to commit to a retirement income review as part of their approach.

  • Greens back blockade BP petrol station, support Australian coastal shipping

    Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon today joined a 100 strong women only blockade of a Botany BP petrol station in eastern Sydney.

    The protest, organised by Women in Male Dominated Occupation Industries, targeted BP's decision to replace Australian coastal trade tanker British Loyalty with cheaper overseas shipping. British Loyalty is one of only three remaining tankers on our coastline crewed by Australian workers.

  • Minister Hunt must act on port built in Tiwi Islands without environmental assessment

    With revelations that a deep sea port has been built on the Tiwi Islands off Darwin without environmental assessment, the Australian Greens are urging the federal government to act.

  • Less than half of the successful applicants to receive IAS are Aboriginal, this must be resolved

     

    Confirmation that less than half of the nearly thousand  successful applicants under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) were actually Aboriginal has been referred to as ‘predictable but totally outrageous’ by Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues, Senator Rachel Siewert.

  • Senate Inquiry hears that trade deal process is broken

    The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson says that the current Senate Inquiry into The Commonwealth’s treaty-making process should provide the circuit-breaker needed to spark an overhaul of the broken trade deal process.

    Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The overwhelming weight of submissions to this Inquiry indicated that the process by which Australia makes trade deals is broken.

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The AEC recently released the reports of donations above $12,400 given to all political parties during the financial year of the last federal election. Can you guess who got the most? Wait until you see who's behind the money.

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But becoming a grandmother is not an easy thing for me to publicly discuss.

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