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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Queensland Greens will dramatically expand access to universal childcare for 2-4 year olds, and build 250 new public childcare centres.

Amy MacMahon, Queensland Greens lead spokesperson and candidate for South Brisbane, said:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

While we are all overjoyed about the postal survey result yesterday, this survey should never have happened in the first place and it was a huge waste of tax payer money. “There are reports that the marriage equality postal survey came in $20 million under budget, said Senator Janet Rice, the...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high, there's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. These lyrics are so fitting for the debate we're having right now. For so long lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NOTICE OF MOTION                                                                          15 November 2017 I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that – That the Senate – Notes that:  The NSW Department of Finance Services and Innovation has stated that they will not be...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New England Greens candidate Pete Wills and Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon have blasted the ALP for their abandonment of NSW Labor leader Luke Foley’s commitment to protecting the New England region from mining. Senator Rhiannon today moved a motion calling on the government to ‘protect...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Greens’ Bill to extend the state-wide moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified crops passed the Upper House of the South Australian Parliament tonight.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A controversial plan for a high-rise tower on top of Ormond train station has been dramatically blocked at the 11th hour after a motion to reject the project was passed in Parliament.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Australian Greens have deep concerns regarding the NSW Government’s decision to cut funding for disability advocacy from July 2018. “Unfortunately in some instances the NDIS is being seen by States as an “out” and they are cutting services that are needed for people with disability...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On Tuesday, 14 November 2017 Senator Rhiannon gave the following speech in response to Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Vacancy Fees) Bill 2017 . Tonight about 100,000 people across Australia have no home to go to. But, meanwhile, across Australia there are many more...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On Tuesday 14th of November, 2017, Lee gave the following speech in the Senate.  One hundred years ago, Britain, responsible for so much death and destruction in its colonial zeal, sowed the seeds of Palestinian dispossession of the Nakba, the impact of which is still being felt by everyone living...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Shane Rattenbury, MLACaroline Le Couteur, MLA The ACT Greens are celebrating that today the people of Canberra have spoken on the side of equality and human rights, delivering a comprehensive ‘Yes!’ for marriage equality. “This unnecessary and divisive postal survey has stimulated robust debate on...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Australian Greens welcome today’s ‘yes’ result and look forward to passing cross-party legislation in parliament as soon as possible. “I am delighted at today’s result. Australia has voted ‘yes’ to love, ‘yes’ to human rights, ‘yes’ to equality,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On Tuesday, 14 November 2017, Senator Lee Rhiannon gave the following adjournment speech in the Senate.  In recent weeks I have met with representatives and supporters of some of the diverse communities that are active in Sydney. Tonight I will share with the Senate the information I have been...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Greens are pleased to be a part of this cross-party marriage bill along with Senator Dean Smith, who proposed a draft of this bill some months ago, members of the Liberal and Labor parties and crossbench senators from the Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party and the Nick Xenophon Team. “We’re on the...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 I just spoke for the first time in the senate - it was on a disallowance motion. That means that we attempted to stop the coalition punishing local governments for listening to their communities and voting to change the date of their Australia Day celebrations. While the federal government is...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 I move: That the Senate take note of the document. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority annual report, along with a number of other reports that have been tabled today, focuses in particular on the impact of global warming and the impact that that is having on the health of Australia's...