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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dumping 1.55 million cubic metres of dredge spoil from Outer Harbour into the middle of Gulf St Vincent risks massive environmental harm, yet the EPA’s crucial advice on the matter is being kept secret according to Mark Parnell MLC,  Greens SA Parliamentary Leader.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Public schooling in Australia must be the gold standard so parents do not feel they have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for their children to get a good education, as shown in today’s ASG Planning for Education Index research. “Parents shouldn’t have to mortgage their homes or take a...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA More than 210 businesses signed up to Actsmart programs during 2017 saving on electricity bills and improving recycling, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today. “The growth of both programs means we now have more than 1,620 businesses...

Monday, January 15, 2018

A government response to the Future of Australian Video Games Development Industry Inquiry, now 626 days late, has not yet been tabled despite a commitment from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield he would do so by the end of 2017. Australian Greens IT spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has...

Monday, January 15, 2018

Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has responded to yet another morning of cancelled services on Sydney Trains, saying this clearly exposes the Government’s neglect of the public transport people take day in and day out. Dr. Faruqi said: “This Government brought in the...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A social media post by far-right group True Blue Crew, suggesting it will be “taking a stand on the streets” against Melbourne’s African community, has been condemned by the Greens.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Six companies have just received grants to support the roll-out of solar battery storage in Canberra homes and businesses, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today. A range of proposals were received from local and national businesses for...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Senator Richard Di Natale, leader of the Australian Greens and Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, said the Australian Greens remain deeply concerned at the recent crackdown on dissent in Iran, with official reports of at least 22 protesters killed and more than 1,000 Iranians detained. “As a State...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that the Minerals Council report into the taxation paid by mining companies in Australia shows that the lobby group cannot be trusted to enter into public debate in good faith and only serves to cement the reputation of corporate...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Greens NSW MP and & Transport spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called on the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance to take responsibility for Sydney Trains going into meltdown this week. Dr. Faruqi said: “It’s simply not credible for the Minister to say workers taking sick leave is...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury is encouraging Canberrans with an interest in mental health services to participate in the consultation on the establishment of Canberra’s first ever Office for Mental Health, which closes in one month. “Establishing the Office is an...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

While recognising there are problems with disaffected youth in Melbourne’s west, the Greens are calling for a more balanced approach in they way these issues are framed by certain media outlets and politicians.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Shane Rattenbury, MLA The ACT Government welcomes the Australian Government’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) with the formal lodgment of documents at the UN in New York today. Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury said the Protocol commits...

Friday, December 22, 2017

Shane Rattenbury, MLA A new fair trading online portal was launched today by Minister for Consumer Affairs Shane Rattenbury, providing a one stop shop for consumer and business fair trading information. “The new portal comes at a great time as consumers and businesses alike are seeing increased...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Shane Rattenbury, MLA A new partnership between ActewAGL and the ACT Government will help low income households reduce their energy consumption and save money on gas and electricity bills. Today, Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability and Yvette Berry, Minister for Housing...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Liberal Government’s plan to give tax cuts to big corporations to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump makes as much sense as the revelation that 732 big corporations paid no tax in 2015-16, The Australian Greens say. “The Liberals think the best way to address inequality is to give a tax...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The federal government's neglect of refugees and people seeking asylum on Manus Island has led to a re-escalation of tension and danger, Greens Immigration Spokesperson Nick McKim says. "For the last few days access to two facilities where more than 250 refugees and people seeking asylum are living...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Access Canberra has now finished its annual toy inspections at a number of ACT retail outlets to ensure that children’s toys and summer play equipment are safe for Canberra kids this Christmas. Access Canberra inspectors checked 37 stores across the city which sell children’s...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Greens NSW MP and Environment spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has responded to the NSW Auditor General’s Report into Planning and Environment that has highlighted that the NSW Government’s sole environmental indicator to reduce litter is going backwards, with litter increasing 16% over the...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Victorian Greens have announced their portfolio reshuffle ahead of the 2018 polls.