The Australian Greens today announced a new plan to protect the Coral Sea environment from oil and gas extraction, unsustainable fishing and pollution.
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said a new Coral Sea Marine Reserve would protect one of Australia's most magnificent marine areas.
"The Coral Sea is home to many endangered species including but only 1% is protected," said Senator Brown.
The people of the Murray-Darling Basin are still waiting for certainty over their water future despite the Prime Minister's announcement today, according to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
The Australian Greens are today announcing an innovative policy to revitalise local communities by making empty shopfronts available to be used by creative small businesses at no cost to the owners.
The Greens have criticised NSW Liberal leader Barry O'Farrell for
failing to support the construction of the Parramatta to Epping Rail
Greens Senate candidate and founder of the www.Democracy4Sale.org research
project Lee Rhiannon today welcomed moves by Premier Kristina Keneally
to clean up political donations in NSW and called on the Opposition
Leader Barry O’Farrell to back the proposals (‘Keneally’s Bid for
Australian Greens candidate for Ballarat Belinda Coates has backed farmers in the push for more stringent food labelling laws and support to transition to more sustainable methods, including organics.
Greens Senate Candidate for NSW Lee Rhiannon today welcomed the Federal government’s promise to complete the Epping to Parramatta Rail Link, but warned that the people of Western Sydney will be understandably wary of Labor’s pledge, with the Carr government first promising construction in 1998.
Having been a speaker on August 4, at the invitation of the Australian Education Union (AEU), for their Public Education Federal Election Forum, I feel compelled to comment on the wasted opportunity. The AEU could only ask the federal candidates to talk on education and then endure a night of political point scoring between Sarah Henderson and Darren Cheeseman on everything but education.