Greens Deputy Leader and banking spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says something must be done to rein in the big banks who are gouging credit card customers. Reports in today's Fairfax papers show that while the RBA has cut interest rates by 2% in the last two years, banks cut credit card interest by only 0.12 percent.
Senator appalled at TV ad ban funds own community clean-up scheme to take fight to Coca-Cola over container pollution
Greens Senator and national spokesperson on waste and recycling, Peter Whish-Wilson, has funded and launched his own Tasmanian "cash-for-containers" program in Hobart this weekend after Channel 9 banned a Greenpeace ad targeted at the deplorable corporate behaviour of Coca-Cola who is fighting container deposit legislation (CDL).
Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania and national spokesperson on waste and recycling, today launched his voluntary local cash-for-container scheme at Little Howrah Beach near Hobart.
NAPLAN testing must be reviewed and improved in light of increasing concerns from parents and teachers that misuse of test results is distracting from student learning, says Australian Greens spokesperson on Schools Senator Penny Wright.
Greens spokesperson on sustainable cities Senator Scott Ludlam said the National Sustainability Council's report released today "drives home the need for new thinking on urban planning to deal with growing populations, pollution, congestion, and housing affordability".