Latest news | Australian Greens

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bill Shorten and the Labor Party should dump their commitment to ‘review’ the woefully low rate of Newstart and instead commit to increasing it in their first term of Government if elected.  “The rate of Newstart does not need to be ‘reviewed’, and the ALP knows this, if they don’t it shows how out...

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Victorian Greens are calling on the Andrews Government to commit to a pill testing pilot following the success of a similar process in the ACT.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Greens welcome plan to 'Repower Australia' Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed the release of a plan to ‘Repower Australia’ and called on all sides of Parliament to embrace the need for a rapid transition to a renewable energy future. “The release of this...

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Greens spokesperson for Animal Welfare Senator Lee Rhiannon has congratulated Animals Australia and the RSCPA for offering to contribute $500,000 each to a structural adjustment package for sheep producers to assist with a transition out of the live sheep export trade. “I would like to thank...

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The NSW Greens have today welcomed the early end to the second North Coast Shark Net Trial after concerns about the risk of entanglement of whales making an early migration along the NSW coast. Government data shows the shark nets trialled across the NSW North Coast have been ineffective, catching...

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The NSW Greens have called for TAFE fees to be abolished in NSW following the Victorian Government's decision to abolish fees for over 30 TAFE courses and 18 pre-apprenticeships in their 2018 budget. "The Victorian Government have announced a bold plan that will save individual students thousands...

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Greens’ motion calling for funding of refuges, including specialist women’s refuges, and other vital support services for women and children affected by domestic violence has passed NSW Parliament unanimously on National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day. Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for the...

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Greens NSW MP and Transport, Roads and Ports Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has welcomed news that the Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection Corridor is likely to be scrapped by the NSW Government after 1000’s of community submissions against it. Dr Faruqi said: “The strong community...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Community Resource Centres are set to lose as much as $94,000 as a result of State Government cutbacks.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Greens (WA) are hoping for a sound result for regional communities when treasurer Ben Wyatt hands down the 2018-19 Western Australian State Budget on Thursday, May 10. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Greens (WA) MLC for the South West, Diane Evers, has called on the State Government to take immediate steps to ensure that no more waste water contamination occurs off the coast of Cape Peron.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Greens (WA) believes that the livestock export industry is in immediate need of restructure.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Greens (WA) has called on the State Government to refrain from over-reacting to the shark attack at Gracetown.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has called on Federal MPs who think they could live off the $40 a day Newstart rate to give it a go.  “I am glad there is a national discussion occurring about the woefully low payment that job seekers have to survive on whilst trying to find work. Julia...

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA An Australian Institute of Criminology report released today confirms that investment in the Ainslie Avenue High Density Housing program is reducing crime and building community resilience. Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury said the report shows the approach to community...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has called on the Federal Government to urgently overhaul the Community Development Program (CDP) in light of more evidence that the program is hurting vulnerable people in remote communities. “More and more people in remote communities, most of whom are...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Australian Greens support the chorus of economists and social services groups calling for an increase to the woefully low Newstart payment. “There is a growing consensus on the need for Newstart to be increased, ranging from economic and tax firms like Deloitte and KPMG to social service...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Shane Rattenbury MLA A diverse team of experts, from a farmer through to the Mayor of an outback town, have been announced as expert advisors to Australia’s largest local government climate network. Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt and Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan will join...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Twenty-eight turbines at the Sapphire 1 wind farm in regional NSW are now feeding renewable electricity into the national grid as part of the ACT’s 100% renewable electricity target, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today. “Today is a...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lidia Thorpe has expressed disapointment that the Andrews Government has failed to invest in the Darebin Sport Stadium in the 2018 Budget, a much needed community sport facility for women, when it can afford to pour lots of money into the AFL.