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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018 The Greens (WA) have welcomed a commitment by the State and Federal governments to introduce a 24-hour legal hotline in WA aimed at reducing deaths in custody, which was campaigned for by the Greens. Under the program, which has been used successfully in NSW since 2000 to drive...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On 21 May 2018 the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) announced Adopt Change as a major recipient of the NSW Carer Tender - indicating a worrying ideological shift to an adoption focused program. Fostering NSW and Connecting Carers has now been replaced with a program called "My...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The death of a Rohingyan refugee who was in Australia’s care on Manus Island is another preventable tragedy that is a direct result of the bipartisan policy of cruelty, Greens Immigration Senator Nick McKim says. “This man sought Australia’s help, and suffered years of deprivation for daring to ask...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The decision today by NSW courts to find Archbishop Wilson guilty of concealing child sexual abuse is a very real step towards justice, and highlights the urgent need for the church to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Greens NSW MP and Environment Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called the NSW Government’s plan to give wild horses heritage status bizarre and a short term political fix for the Nationals. The Greens position is that wild horses need to be removed from National Parks, but cruel methods...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Department of Infrastructure has admitted that the Budget shows a significant decline in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years, under questioning in Senate Estimates by Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens infrastructure and transport spokesperson. “Despite the Turnbull government’s...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Greens (WA) say it is vital that disallowance motions lodged by the party succeed in stopping the Federal Government’s new plans for marine parks and reserves.

Monday, May 21, 2018

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Monday, May 21, 2018

“The only constituency that really matters to Labor, the Liberals and the Nationals is their major donors, particularly in the fossil fuel sector”, said Senator Andrew Bartlett, Australian Greens spokesperson for Mining and Resources. “In the last 3 years alone the fossil fuel industry has donated...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Under questioning by Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has today confirmed that the Turnbull Government is moving at a snail’s pace to curb car pollution, with a go-slow since July last year on the development of a draft...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Greens spokesperson for animal welfare Senator Lee Rhiannon has congratulated Sussan Ley for introducing a Bill to the House of Representatives to transition out of live sheep exports and has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to support the Bill. “I congratulate Sussan Ley for taking a...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale today welcomed reports that the Northern Territory Government is considering removing criminal penalties for personal cannabis use and called for a national approach for drug law reform, including legalising cannabis for adult use and removing criminal penalties...

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Australian Greens today ruled out supporting both the Coalition and Labor’s personal tax cuts, calling for greater public investment in essential services instead. “These income tax cut are nothing more than a bribe to try get their massive company tax cuts over the line. People on minimum wage...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Greens welcome Liddell sale refusal: Bandt Greens spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP today welcomed AGL’s decision to reject an offer to purchase Liddell and to instead focus on closing it. “This is a decision our kids will thank us for,” said Mr Bandt. “Keeping coal-fired...

Friday, May 18, 2018

Greens (WA) agriculture spokesman Diane Evers says a ban on live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer is still the party’s preferred option to limit the number of animal deaths on export vessels.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Greens (WA) MLC for the South West, Diane Evers, says urgent action needs to be taken over the management of salinity problems in WA.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Premier Gladys Berejiklian should follow the lead of Brisbane City Council and introduce an immediate ban on plastic straws, plastic bottles and releasing balloons at events held at Parliament House and all government-owned venues. NSW Greens Marine spokesperson Justin Field said the NSW Government...

Friday, May 18, 2018

Member for Ballina and Greens Renewable Energy spokesperson Tamara Smith MP today introduced a bill to the NSW Parliament which would ensure electricity suppliers pay householders and businesses a minimum price for the solar or wind power they generate and contribute to the grid. "Our region has...