Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne and Senator Sarah Hanson-Young have joined South Australian universities and students today to oppose Labor and Tony Abbott’s $2.3 billion university cuts.
The Greens are calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to visit the children in the Manus Island detention centre when she is in Papua New Guinea, while also urging for refugees in Australia to be given the right to work.
The government’s plan to dump refugee families into the community without work rights or appropriate support will force thousands of children to live rough, putting their welfare at risk, the Australian Greens have said.
An Essential poll has shown that the majority of people, regardless of which party they vote for, think the time for marriage equality has arrived, the Australian Greens said today.
The Greens have congratulated New Zealand on taking the momentous step of achieving marriage equality and have today announced legislation designed to recognise same-sex marriages from overseas as equal and legal here in Australia.
The Australian Greens welcome news that the New Zealand Parliament is expected to vote in favour of marriage equality legislation tonight and lament the lack of leadership being shown by the old parties on this issue in Australia.