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  • We like and respect the UN, sometimes: Government

    The United Nations issued a finding that an Australian citizen has been unlawfully detained without charge for five and a half years, yet our government refuses to accept the finding and take steps to free Julian Assange, the Australian Greens said.

  • What is a regulator for again?

    The Northern Territory mine regulator is inviting uranium companies to ignore any environmental safeguards with their refusal to prosecute Energy Resources Australia, the Australian Greens said today.

  • Government plans to roll out non-sniffable fuel in Katherine; Gulf region and East Kimberley

    The Government has announced plans to mandate non-sniffable fuel in Katherine to combat the scourge of petrol sniffing in the community.

  • Greens: Minister should not call Justice Targets ‘nonsense’ if he genuinely wants to Close the Gap on incarceration

    In the same week Malcolm Turnbull promised to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to Close the Gap, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs has referred to broadly supported Justice Targets as ‘nonsense’.

  • Nationals MP’s offensive marriage equality comments must be condemned: Australian Greens

    Australian Greens marriage equality spokesperson Robert Simms says Nationals MP Andrew Broad's comments linking rams "mounting each other" in a paddock to same sex relationships must condemned by the new leader of his party.

    "There seems to be a bit of a habit on the conservative side of politics for bringing these absurd and shameful comments into the debate. They really are scraping at the bottom of the barrel," Senator Simms said.

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Tadhg, aged 2, whose parents Elise and Sally won the right to appear on his birth certificate

Some days in Parliament the tears well in your eyes. Over the past 10 months of debates on what we are now calling ‘Tadhg’s Law’, the moments when those tears came were usually as I saw gorgeous, loving families trudge yet again into the public gallery of the South Australian Parliament to hear their lives denigrated, dismissed and deliberately ignored by some of their elected representatives.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in US Democratic debate 2016

Are you a Greens member between 21 and 35 and enthusiastically watching the US Democratic primaries? How would you feel about a two-week trip to a swing state and Washington DC for the election itself?

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