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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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Thursday, May 10, 2018

“The government and Labor teaming up to cut 605 billion litres of water from the environment, sells out the Murray River and Victorian river communities,” says Victorian Greens Senator Janet Rice. The Greens moved yesterday to disallow the regulation that will see 605 billion litres cut from...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Coalition and Labor have voted against a Greens amendment to a heavy vehicle regulation bill in the senate today that would have lead to reduced pollution, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption of  trucks. “Australia is trailing the world when comes to reducing vehicle pollution. Almost 20% of...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday 9th May 2018 Questions by The Greens (WA) in Parliament have confirmed a major breach by the Gorgon Gas Project of its environmental conditions, claimed just last month by the Premier to be ‘the tightest regulations in the world’. “The Environment Minister has confirmed that in addition...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Canberra’s light rail service is one step closer with the second stage of legislative reforms passed today in the Legislative Assembly. The Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment Act 2018 regulates the operation of the light rail as a public passenger service.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA The ACT Greens today urged the Government to deliver on a range of Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) reforms that have yet to be enacted, some two years on since recommendations were first made. In June 2016 the Justice and Community Safety Directorate published a review of...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Following yesterday’s disallowance vote in the Senate, where Labor and Liberal teamed up to cut 605 billion litres of water from the environment, the Government is today rushing further cuts to the River through Parliament. The 70 billion litres previously saved for the environment are now being...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The 2018 Budget contained no new measures to significantly improve housing affordability or security. But today the Senate has passed a Greens/ALP motion calling for a desperately needed increase in funding for social housing and homelessness services, and to ensure renters’ rights are protected.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Senator RICE (Victoria) (11:55):  I, and on behalf of Senator Pratt, move: That the Senate: (a) notes that:             (i) 17 May 2018 is International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, lntersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), and             (ii) IDAHOBIT is an opportunity to acknowledge the...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Senator RICE:  I remember when the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was finalised about a decade ago, and there was such hope. We'd had the millennium drought. It was clear that the river system was in such dire straits. It was absolutely on its knees. It was such a political, hard-fought, fraught issue....

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Senator RICE:  Next Thursday, 17 May, is IDAHOBIT. IDAHOBIT is not something out of Middle Earth or The Lord of the Rings; it's the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. It's a day to celebrate with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s 2018 Budget is the latest episode in this Government’s relentless assault on the ABC. "The ABC’s funding has been cut by a quarter of a billion dollars since the Coalition won the 2013 election promising “no cuts to the ABC”," Greens media spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young...