Greens candidate for Sydney Tony Hickey said:
“Community projects such as this will only become more important for Sydney as we move towards being a more sustainable city.
“I visited the site with Greens Senator and sustainable cities spokesperson Scott Ludlam, and we were both impressed with the project
Commenting on today's revelations that young voter enrolments are down in the Hunter, Greens MP and lead Senate candidate Lee Rhiannon said that the Greens launched a last minute blitz to encourage young people to enrol to vote in the upcoming Federal election (Newcastle Herald, http://bit.ly/a6KhbY, 6/7/10).
Greens leader Bob Brown, in Toowoomba today, is calling on Environment Minister Garrett to place a moratorium on coal seam gas mining and exploration until adequate environmental protections are in place.
Greens federal candidate for Melbourne Adam Bandt has welcomed Cath Bowtell’s Labor preselection for Federal Melbourne.
"Melbourne voters can now choose between a strong Green voice who will speak out on important issues like climate change, refugees and childcare, and someone who will simply follow the Labor party line," said Mr Bandt.
Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Hughes, Susan Roberts is hoping that the voters in her electorate have had enough of the two major Parties who she believes are almost indistinguishable from each other.
“Both Liberal and Labor are racing each other to the bottom in the hunt for votes,” Ms Roberts said.
“The Greens won’t be drawn into the politics of division and fear, and I think we’re the only Party offering positive policies.”
Ballina Shire Councillor and Greens federal candidate for Page Jeff Johnson has welcomed reports that Ballina MP Don Page has confirmed that the NSW Nationals will reopen the Casino-Murwillumbah rail line if the Coalition wins next March’s state election, but is calling for this to be made a rock-solid guarantee.
“The Northern Rivers community is keen to see the rail line restored, with a regular train service for local commuters and tourists, so I welcome Don Page’s recent announcement” Cr Johnson said.
“However, the history of broken promises by both sides of politics in relation to this rail line will leave many feeling sceptical about whether or not the Nationals can be trusted to follow through on this pledge. I call on Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell to confirm a clear policy commitment from the Coalition to reopening this line.
The decision of the Premier, Anna Bligh, to give unequivocal backing to the Police Commissioner is bad news for Queensland’s indigenous communities and all who want to see honest and independent policing, Queensland Greens spokesperson Libby Connors said today.