Responding to reports that the Government intends to allow employers to pay skilled migrants less than local workers, Deputy Greens Leader and Workplace Relations spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, said that Tony Abbott is undercutting local workers.
“That stench coming from Canberra is Work Choices rising from the dead,” said Mr Bandt.
The Greens have welcomed today’s announcement that the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) has decided to stop holding Jumps Racing events at its Morphettville racecourse.
Greens Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC, said: “Punters and sponsors voted with their feet and their wallets against jumps racing in our state and finally the SAJC have acknowledged this. This is a victory for both common sense and common decency.
Victorians look across the border to NSW with a mixture of horror and complacency – look at those ex-convicts with their grubby corruption! But things aren't much better here
Victorian Greens MP Sue Pennicuik rose in the Upper House in May to propose that the major parties refuse to accept donations from property developers, and to legislate a cap on political donations.
Reports that a 24 year old Iranian refugee has been evacuated from Manus Island in a critical condition are extremely concerning and an independent team must be allowed to investigate, the Australian Greens have said.
"Our thoughts are with this young man who simply shouldn't have been put in this position," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
RET changes will cost Victorian jobs
Victorian Greens senators Richard Di Natale and Janet Rice have warned the report into the Renewable Energy Target (RET) will cost thousands of Victorian jobs and billions in investment into the local industry.
"This review was dodgy from the start, conducted by a bunch of climate deniers handpicked by Tony Abbott," said Senator Rice.