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Friday, May 18, 2018

The Australian Greens are thrilled to announce Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner AM, Ngarrindjeri elder, will contest the seat of Mayo in the upcoming by-election. The Greens’ campaign will focus on putting people and the environment back at the centre of decision-making, including saving the Murray, protecting...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the release of the Senate Inquiry report into the ‘Implications of climate change for Australia's national security’. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Establishing this Inquiry was part of the Greens 2016...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Victorian Greens have welcomed the state's inquiry into gay conversion therapy, just two months after the party announced it would establish a parliamentary inquiry.

Quotes attributable to Sam Hibbins MP, Victorian Greens LGBTI spokesperson

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 Australian Greens Youth Affairs spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has pointed to the results of a Deloitte survey released today, which show young people’s faith in politics is at an all-time-low, as evidence we must lower the voting age to 16 in Australia. “Politics...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Greens are calling on the Government to reinstate engineering expertise in transport departments to prevent debacles such as structural issues within the Skytrain portion of the Sydney Metro project. This is after revelations that the NSW Government paid $400-$500m more to the operators of...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on Labor pledging larger surpluses to pay down debt than the government, on top of their ‘larger tax cuts’ than the coalition. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Labor... Really? You can promise bigger tax cuts to...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Greens Forests spokesperson, Dawn Walker has warned that the NSW Government's proposal to overhaul rules governing native logging operations in NSW's coastal forests threatens to re-ignite 'Forest Wars' across the State following the release of the Government's draft Coastal Integrated Forestry...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

NSW Parliament has called on the Federal Government to suspend the licence for Asset Energy's proposed offshore petroleum activity in the waters from Newcastle to Sydney until concerns raised about lax commonwealth regulations have been addressed. Full Motion passed in NSW Legislative Council...

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

Shane Rattenbury, MLA The ACT Government today welcomed news that the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) will make a new rule to prohibit energy retailers from making discounts appear bigger than they actually are. The AEMC is the independent rule maker for Australia’s energy markets.

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.