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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Australian Greens strongly condemn the Turnbull Government for further opening up the Great Australian Bight for oil and gas drilling. “Despite the broad community opposition to big oil and gas companies risking the Bight, Resources Minister Matt Canavan continues to roll out the red carpet,”...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the report by the Auditor General into Australia’s naval shipbuilding program and expresses his concern that the Department of Defence has already disregarded the recommendations to remove the extreme risks associated with enormous...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Greens (WA) MLC for the South West, Diane Evers, has called on the State Government to protect the land earmarked for housing development in Dalyellup by including it within the boundaries of the Preston River to Ocean Regional Park.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale today condemned the Israeli military’s killing of more than 50 Palestinians upon the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.  “The Australian Greens condemn in the strongest possible terms this latest example of the Israeli military’s excessive...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Peter Dutton’s plans to demand documents from people at airports without justification must be resisted, Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim says. “People should be free to live without arbitrary harassment and being forced to carry ID wherever they go,” Senator McKim said. “Demanding people...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 Australian Greens Digital Rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has backed calls for an immediate overhaul of digital rights protections in Australia in the face of eroding online privacy and the rise of surveillance capitalism, following the release of Digital Rights...

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Greens have noted today’s poll showing nearly 80% of Australians oppose religious schools having a free pass to discriminate against LGBTIQ people, and have called for stronger anti-discrimination protections. “Having lost the marriage equality debate, the far right of the Liberal Party are...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, is calling on the State Minister for Lands, Paul Toole and the Minister for the Environment, Gabrielle Upton, to take action to protect Coastal Cypress trees located on Crown Reserve lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park. "The State government...

Friday, May 11, 2018

Greens (WA) Treasury and Finance spokesman Diane Evers has expressed concern at the slug on public households in this year’s State Budget.

Friday, May 11, 2018

A new $34 million supermarket complex planned for the former Le Cornu site on Anzac Highway, Forestville, SA, will be assessed without public consultation and with no regard to a Parliamentary inquiry about to be conducted into the re-zoning of the land.

Friday, May 11, 2018

A pathway to transition away from the live sheep export trade could be in place before the end of the year if Senate crossbenchers can win support for their Private Members Bill. Senators Lee Rhiannon and Derryn Hinch have given notice of the Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-Haul...

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Victorian Greens are calling on the Andrews Government to take responsibility for the safety of Victorians living in danger from unsafe building cladding.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Footage showing WA police knocking down an Aboriginal man is extremely distressing and should trigger a full independent investigation, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert today.  “The second tranche of footage that shows WA police veering into the path of an Aboriginal man and knocking him on...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Labor party has sided with the Government to vote down a motion that calls for an increase to Newstart and Youth Allowance. “Despite the broad group of economists, business and social service organisations saying that the payment definitely needs to be increased, both major parties are showing...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

 Changes by the Turnbull Government to the Community Development Program (CDP) in remote and regional Australia are tinkering around the edges, despite Minister Scullion promising an overhaul of the broken program, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today. “As it stands at the moment job...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  The Australian Greens will reintroduce legislation to increase the single rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance by $75 a week in the second half of 2018.  “It is time we stopped leaving struggling Australians behind and for Newstart to be increased to a level where jobseekers can live with some...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Australian Greens said today people on lowest level of income have been completely ignored in this budget with no increase to the appallingly low Newstart and Youth Allowance payments. Despite a growing group of social services groups and economists calling for an increase to the Newstart...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Australian Greens have dissented from the Community Affairs Legislation Committee report into the Government’s bill that would drug test Australians seeking access to income support.  “I share the disappointment and dismay of the experts and community organisations at the reemergence of this...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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