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Monday, February 5, 2018

Today’s intervention by prominent scientists and economists warning that the roll-out of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is failing should be a wakeup call to Canberra that the health of the nation’s biggest river system is not going to recover without urgent and bold action, Australian Greens Murray...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Political donations data released this week shows that private toll road giant Transurban has made significant donations to both the Labor and Liberal parties in this reporting period, putting into question both parties’ unquestioning support for mega private toll roads across Australia, say the...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Power to the people: towards a publicly owned electricity grid   The Greens will seek to return the national electricity grid into public hands, starting with the vital interconnectors between regions.   The policy will help bring down electricity prices and help cut pollution by ensuring better...

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Australian Greens will move to legislate raising the guaranteed minimum hours of subsidised early childhood education in an effort to help more parents get back into the workforce, and give children the best start they can get. “The Liberals claim to be all about ‘jobs and growth’, but by...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on the Prime Minister to withdraw the government’s seriously flawed electoral funding Bill following the release today of the AEC data on political donations and payments made over the previous financial year. For the 2016-17 financial...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has written to the Governor seeking a Special Commission of Inquiry to look into systemic issues plaguing Transport in NSW, including bungled projects, inflated benefits, cost blowouts worth tens of billions, the targeting of public...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

New figures revealed by the Greens NSW through Freedom of Information and reported in the Guardian have shown that nothing has changed since greyhound racing was ‘unbanned’ by the NSW Liberal/National Government, with more than 700[1] dogs euthanised or killed for reasons related to racing between...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Peter Dutton's latest potshot at the judiciary shows an alarming contempt for the rule of law, Greens Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim says. "Dutton's suggestion of 'public reflection' is a step towards the direct election of judges - an alarming proposition for someone with as much...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Polling in Fairfax media today that reveals more Australians have gotten onboard with changing the date of Australia Day in the last year shows that the mood is changing and Government must listen, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.  “In the last year alone support for changing...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Government’s long-awaited response to the Games Inquiry has been released today, in which they note the unanimous recommendations of the inquiry into the future of the video games industry in Australia and make it clear that they do not care if the industry has a future, said Senator Jordon...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greens education spokespeople Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Tammy Franks MLC are calling out both the state and federal Labor parties for trying to hide from scrutiny surrounding the crisis hitting TAFE in South Australia. “Labor tried to block Friday’s Senate inquiry from taking place and have...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greens SA Parliamentary Leader (and environmental lawyer) Mark Parnell MLC, will today be appearing before the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) to argue against the construction of a new fossil fuel power station at Reeves Plains in the State’s Mid-North.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Drivers are on notice for the start of the school year - from next Monday (5 February) it is time to slow down to 40km/h between 8am and 4pm in school zones. Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury and Acting Chief Police Officer for the ACT Mark Walters together urged...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

MLA, Shane Rattenbury The latest Gas Price Trends Review shows Canberrans are making the switch away from gas, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today. “When it comes to gas, Canberrans are making a clear choice,” Mr Rattenbury said.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Innovation and Science statement dead in the water under an anti-science government: Bandt Greens spokesperson for Science, Research & Innovation, Adam Bandt MP, today applauded the ambitious plan released by Innovation and Science Australia but said that trying to foster innovation under an...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The South Australian Premier’s apparent change of heart on a national nuclear waste dump in South Australia is a late but welcome development, according to Greens SA Parliamentary Leader, Mark Parnell MLC.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The gaps in services for people with psychosocial disability in the NDIS are deeply concerning and need to be urgently addressed, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today. “The report by the University of Sydney that shows gaps in services confirms the concerns that many people have been...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Leaked cabinet documents show the extent to which the Liberals have undermined the law to deliberately cause harm to people they know are owed protection. "Scott Morrison and his successor Peter Dutton have gamed this country's laws in order to deliberately harm refugees," Greens Immigration...

Monday, January 29, 2018

News that in 2014 Tony Abbott considered banning income support for all Australians under 30 shows just how callous and out of touch his Government was, and it is obvious they did not understand the harsh reality of trying to find employment, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today. “...