The Royal Commission into youth detention should be national, with evidence of abuse in other states deserving of investigation, say the Australian Greens.
"The Greens have welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to a Royal Commission following the horrifying report on ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday about violence and abuse in the Don Dale detention facility,” Greens leader Richard Di Natale said today.

In an article on 25 July in The Manningham Leader, the Liberal Federal MP for Menzies, Kevin Andrews, has trashed Doncaster Rail and spruiked discredited road projects. Samantha Dunn, Greens MP for Eastern Metropolitan, refutes this poor understanding of local transportation needs.

The Australian Greens have welcomed the dismissal of the Northern Territory's Corrections Minister and the decision to establish a Royal Commission in response to the Four Corners report into abuse in youth detention facilities.
"This Royal Commission needs wide terms of reference to determine the full extent of abuse both in the Northern Territory and elsewhere," said Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale.

Greens Councillor for Richmond Misha Coleman said that she supported the use of Federal funding to trial a mobile supervised injecting van in Richmond, as proposed by local traders.

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber has called on Premier Andrews to support the Greens bill to remove discrimination against LGBTI children from the Equal Opportunity Act.

Our thoughts are with the people of France after another shocking act of violence towards their peaceful country.
On behalf of the Australian Greens I extend our sincere condolences to the victims, their loved ones, and all those who will be forever changed by what they experienced today.

The Australian Greens have welcomed a fresh discussion about high speed rail in light of the proposal from Consolidated Land and Rail Australia, but warn that it's crucial that the infrastructure is built in the nation's interests, not to suit the profits of private property developers.
"Federal and state governments need to lead this cross-generational project, not just respond to the private sector," said Greens spokesperson for transport, Senator Janet Rice.

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says Dan Andrews should follow New South Wales and ban greyhound racing.

“Victoria needs to shut down greyhound racing,” Greg Barber said.

The Bicycle Network Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) has been released for 2016. It shows Maribyrnong is amongst the lowest spending councils per person in the country, at just $2.56 per person.

Greens back Family Court Chief Justice on transgender treatment reform
The Greens have welcomed calls by the Chief Justice of the Family Court for change to the process of getting stage two medical treatment for gender dysphoria, and will work with Justice Bryant to push for change in the next Parliament.