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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lidia Thorpe has called for investment in more Safe Cycling and Pedestrian Crossings for kids ahead of the State Budget.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Greens will move in the Senate to overturn recent changes to the Assurance of Support scheme, which drastically increase the income people need to earn before applying for a number of family reunion visas. "These changes are unfair and punitive, and will put family reunions out of the reach of...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018 Australian Greens Youth spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has slammed Bill Shorten and the Labor party for failing to respond to calls to lower the voting age to 16 in Australia and for failing to acknowledge young people are not being heard in our democracy. Senator...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA The ACT Greens have welcomed the nation’s first pill testing trial in Canberra as a “significant” step forward in drug law reform efforts to minimise harm for recreational drug use.“We know that young people will experiment. With this trial, we have acted to reduce the risk...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Responding to Anglicare’s latest Rental Affordability Snapshot the Greens have put forward their homes for all plan as the solution to the Hunter’s housing crisis. The Anglicare survey has found there were no properties surveyed in the whole Hunter region that are affordable for a single person on...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Greens NSW MP and Drugs & Harm Minimisation Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called for pill testing to be rolled out in New South Wales following a successful trial in Canberra at the ‘Groovin the Moo’ Festival. Pill testing provides information to people who intend to take drugs at...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Today's quarterly custody update from BOCSAR shows a prison population continuing to grow, with no end in sight. This ongoing growth is a clear legacy of the Liberal National Government's law expensive failure on prisons and bail policies. That failure means almost 5,000 people are in NSW jails...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has today called on the Government to increase Newstart and Youth Allowance in the budget by $75 a week. “We welcome Deloitte Access Economics’ support for an increase to the woefully low Newstart payment as part of their annual budget monitor. “There is a...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA A free road safety course for high school students is changing the way young Canberrans think about road safety. Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury today officially launched the RYDA (Road Safety Youth Driver Awareness) program in the ACT, which received funding in the...

Monday, April 30, 2018

NSW Greens MP and Koala Protection spokesperson, Dawn Walker has organised a community forum to raise awareness about the plight of NSW's koalas at Lismore Workers Club from 5:30PM on Tuesday 8 May. "In the last 20 years, wild koala populations have halved on the NSW North Coast and are plummeting...

Monday, April 30, 2018

In response to the latest shameful rubber stamping approval of the next stage of WestConnex the Greens are urging the NSW Upper House to support the call for all papers relating to the sale of WestConnex. Jenny Leong MP Member for Newtown and NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex:

Monday, April 30, 2018

Following a 2018 report that Armidale Region had the highest child mortality rate in NSW, which is tragically almost double the state average, Greens MP David Shoebridge has joined with the Greens Councillor Dorothy Robinson to call for the establishment of a joint local and state taskforce to...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Proposed changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan that take 605 billion litres away from the environment must be blocked in the Senate next week to prevent the death of the Coorong and Lower Lakes. “The Coorong and SA’s lower lakes are dying our river system needs more water, not less. The Senate...

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Greens today welcomed Labor’s announcement that they will remove the GST on menstrual hygiene products if they form government after the next election, but want Labor to join the Greens to achieve this reform as soon as possible. “It’s great to finally see some commitment from Labor, after we’...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Victorian Greens justice spokeswoman Sue Pennicuik said building more prisons did nothing to reduce crime and the existing prevention and rehabilitation services were failing prisoners and the community.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Australian Greens senator Janet Rice and Victorian Greens candidate for Northern Victoria, Nicole Rowan, this week visited Swan Hill to discuss Murray River health and the Murray Darling Basin Plan with local farmers, indigenous people and community members. The Greens are concerned that the...

Friday, April 27, 2018

Renewables jobs boom in spite of Turnbull's war on renewables: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed ABS data showing a 33% surge in employment from renewable energy in Australia, noting these gains were achieved despite the government’s war on renewable...

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Victorian Greens are calling on the Government and opposition to join them in supporting a push from the Victorian Trades Hall for the introduction of corporate and industrial manslaughter laws.