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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, 8th February 2018 The Greens (WA) Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region and spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs Robin Chapple has hit back at calls for the cashless welfare card trials to go ahead in the Goldfields after a disallowance motion failed to pass the Senate. Mr Chapple said...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

THE Greens have called for an investigation into a dramatic arrest caught on camera at a Northcote train station last night.

A Protective Services Officer appears to repeatedly strike a man with a baton while another officer grapples with the man.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

I rise today to speak to the bill which I introduced into this place, the Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017. This bill seeks to end the destruction of Australia's native forests by repealing the act which enables logging to continue with exemptions from, and without the...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

I rise to speak on this disallowance motion moved by me and by Senators Brown and Hinch. The Greens do not see amending these regulations of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment as justified, and we have concerns that they weaken the provisions that we have in place. We have those provisions...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

*692 Senators Di Natale and Rhiannon: To move—That the Senate— (a) notes: (i) the passing, on 5 February 2018, of Dr Hugh Wirth, AM,(ii) that Dr Wirth was a highly-respected veterinarian, including as the resident vet on ABC Radio Melbourne’s Saturday morning show,(iii) that he was President of...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Today’s revelations that South Australia has been sold down the river about how much water it would lose if the Government’s change to the Murray Darling Basin Plan are further proof why the Plan should not be scaled back, The Australian Greens say. “Big irrigators and upstream states are always...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Australian Greens have slammed the Turnbull Government for allowing loopholes that gets Foxtel out of a blanket ban on playing gambling advertising during live sports, and broadcasters playing gambling ads during pre-game entertainment. “Last year, the Government claimed they’d struck a deal...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Senate has today passed a Greens motion calling on the government to ensure safe, surgical abortions are available in public hospitals across the country.   “I’m glad this motion passed. It’s 2018. Women should have access to reproductive health services including surgical abortions in our...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLC Detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre will benefit from improved health services with the implementation of the Winnunga Nimmityjah Model of Care. Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury said an additional health care investment of $8 million over two -and-a-half...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA The ACT Government will invest nearly $9 million in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) to improve security arrangements. Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury said the government would commit $8.8 million over the next three-and-a-half years to enhance security at the...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I had a rare privilege last week. I met someone who survived the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a hibakusha, Mr Terumi Tanaka. Mr Tanaka was 13 and living in Nagasaki at the time the US dropped their devastating bombs. Since then, he has devoted his life to campaigning against nuclear...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  Tuesday, 6 February The Australian Greens have called on the Turnbull government to commit to making fast, reliable internet widely available, accessible and affordable to all Australians. NBN Spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said the lengths this government had gone to to drive...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I am continually astounded by the depth of the depravity and inhumanity of this government in its treatment of the most vulnerable people, refugees and people seeking asylum. And the justification for this cruelty, such as we just heard from Senator Macdonald, is a stain on our country. These are...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

This Government’s repeated attacks on Australia’s video games industry, climaxing last week in the tabling of a totally inadequate government response to the Future of The Australian Video Games Development Industry Inquiry, doesn’t fit into their so-called ‘innovation agenda’. Australian Greens...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Greens NSW resources spokesman Jeremy Buckingham today said that Planning Minister Anthony Roberts decision to allow merits appeal for the proposed Rocky Hill coal mine near Gloucester was an act of bastardry that gave the mine a backdoor route to approval after the proponent GRL Resources filed an...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA A comprehensive community survey assessing attitudes and vulnerability to climate change will take place over coming weeks, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today. “The survey will consider how Canberrans view, experience, and adapt to...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

This is a response to a resolution of the Senate of 16 August 2017. The motion, moved by my colleague Lee Rhiannon, was about land clearing in New South Wales. It asked the New South Wales government to delay implementation of its new controls over land clearing because of concerns that they wouldn...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Canberrans can share their thoughts on the ACT’s road safety camera program as part of a community survey launched today by the Monash University Accident Research Centre. Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury said the ACT Government-funded initiative was an opportunity...

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, 5th February 2018 A recent report by the Australian Conservation Foundation showing the Australian government will spend less than half on environment and biodiversity programs than mining companies receive in fuel tax credits shows how critical it is that miners pay their fair share, said...

Monday, February 5, 2018

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 The Minerals Council of Australia’s attempt to portray mining tax rates as too high is misleading and subversive, says Greens WA mining spokesperson Robin Chapple MLC. A report commissioned by the MCA has claimed that miners pay an effective rate of 51%, however the...