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Monday, January 22, 2018

Colleen Hartland will retire from the Victorian Parliament when parliament resumes at the start of February, after serving 11 years as the Member for the Western Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018 The length of waiting lists to access community housing in Kalgoorlie-Boulder should be a cause for concern for the McGowan Government according to Greens WA Member for Mining and Pastoral Robin Chapple. Mr Chapple said that recent comments by Liberal member Kyran O’Donnell...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018 The Greens (WA) member for the Mining and Pastoral Region, Robin Chapple MLC, has welcomed the government’s decision to reverse cuts to Schools of the Air, but has called on Labor to not close the camp schools associated with the SOTA program. Despite cuts to SOTA being...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 The Greens (WA) are hopeful that the threatened closures of eight regional mining registrar offices will be temporary. Robin Chapple said he hoped the Department of Mines recognised the importance these offices have within the regions, not just for miners and prospectors but...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Saturday, 16 December 2017 Greens spokesperson for Education Hon Alison Xamon MLC and Robin Chapple MLC for the Mining and Pastoral Region have again called on the Government to reverse its decision to cut $64 million from the State’s Education budget from 2019. Ms Xamon MLC and Robin Chapple MLC...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017 The Greens (WA) have welcomed the State government’s recent $23.8 million investment into Tjuntjuntjurra remote community, citing it as a positive step forward in dealing with a worsening remote community water crisis.  Spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs, Robin Chapple...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 The Greens (WA) spokesperson for Nuclear Issues, Robin Chapple MLC has labelled a nuclear reactor proposal in the Pilbara as inappropriate and ill-conceived. The comments follow recent news that Sydney-based consultancy SMR Nuclear Technology were seeking volunteer...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 The Greens WA have called for the Government to increase funding for their current fracking inquiry after parliamentary probing revealed the study’s limited resources last night. WA Greens Mining & Petroleum spokesperson Mr Chapple said it was critical the study into...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday, 24 November 2017 The Greens (WA) spokesperson for the Environment, Robin Chapple MLC welcomed today the Environment Minister’s decision to dismiss the industries appeals against the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) assessment on a proposal to mine iron ore in the Helena-Aurora...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA The ACT’s correctional officers and community corrections staff will be recognised today as part of Australia’s first annual National Corrections Day. ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) will host a Family Day at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) so staff can share with their...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA “We are saddened today to learn of the passing of Dr Joe Baker, AO OBE. “A marine pharmacology pioneer and world authority on natural resource management, Dr Baker served as the ACT’s inaugural Commissioner for the Environment from 1994 to 2004. Dr Baker undertook this role...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Greens NSW MPs are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to come to the negotiating table with rail workers and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU). All Greens MPs in NSW have signed a statement in support of the RTBU’s right to take industrial action (attached). Greens NSW MP and Transport...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says Malcolm Turnbull is rewarding the bad behaviour of Japan by seeking deeper ties while ignoring its continued intransigence over whaling. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Japanese whalers are currently in the Southern Ocean, just off...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Victorian Greens spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Sue Pennicuik, has seen the impact of duck shooting first hand, and says the problem is not about regulation, but enforcement.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Government response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee Report shows how clueless and careless the Turnbull Government are about the urgent need of all Australians to access 21st century internet for work, business, study, and everyday life, Senator Jordon Steele-John said today. “This...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Consultation and Liaison Service at Canberra Hospital will expand to provide services 7 days per week. “The service can now provide specialist mental health assessments on weekends to young people aged 5 – 18 years who are...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Government must guarantee that all students offered a place at university will have their study funded, following billions of dollars in cuts that puts at risk 10,000 places this year alone, according to Universities Australia. “The effect of the Liberal Government’s $2.2 billion cuts to higher...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Three environmental decisions this week show that the State Government has declared war on the South Australian environment, according to Greens SA Parliamentary Leader, Mark Parnell MLC.

This week, the Government:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Greens NSW MP and Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has questioned why the NSW Government is conducting a secretive consultation on changes to combat puppy farming in NSW. The changes are contained in the Draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Breeding Dogs and Cats) Standards...