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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.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Government must drop its plans to rip 605 billion litres out of environmental water from the southern Murray Darling Basin and focus on restoring health to the river, the Australian Greens say following harrowing reports of the dying Coorong. “$8 billion has been spent on the Murray Darling...

Friday, April 27, 2018

To rescue the Reef we need no new thermal coal mines and a ban on fossil fuel donations, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett. "The Coalition’s funding package reported in the media today ignores by far the biggest threat to the Reef, climate change. "To save the Reef we have to stop...

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, 27 April Australian Greens Disability Rights Spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said today he was deeply concerned about the ongoing uncertainty of funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, given the government was still trying to deliver $65 billion worth of company tax...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The NT Greens condemn the remarks of Liberal Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham who this week denied the human right of Indigenous peoples to learn in their own languages  at Braitling Primary School in Alice Springs this week.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Australian Greens have today reaffirmed their commitment to disallowing changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. “The Senate is being asked to allow 605 billion litres of water to be ripped off the environment for the sake of untested water efficiency projects, despite a constant flow of...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Greens MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has reacted to new figures showing that Sydney has the lowest rate of cyclists in any Australian capital city and the number of cyclists seriously injured has not reduced. She has called for the NSW Government to make a big investment in...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Clive Palmer monster mine, bigger than Adani, is what will happen if we open up the Galilee Basin to new coal mines, says Queensland Greens Senator and spokesperson for mining and resources Andrew Bartlett. "This shows once again why the state Labor government must rule out any new thermal coal...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Greens MP and Environment Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called on the NSW Environment Minister to show leadership on tackling the waste crisis at tomorrow’s Council of Australian Government meeting. Dr Faruqi has said that NSW needs to rethink the way we deal with waste by moving towards...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA The ACT property development industry has today been challenged to build the ACT’s first ‘net zero’ emissions commercial or large scale residential building by Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury. “Across the board we need to continue to raise the...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Waste & Recycling and Healthy Oceans portfolio holder, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, today has launched the Greens’ response to the national recycling crisis and the growing problem of marine plastic pollution. “Australians love their recycling. Around the country, households have been doing the...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A senate committee inquiry has revealed that jobseekers who smoke a single joint on the weekend could be put onto the cashless welfare card for two years if they are randomly tested when accessing income support.  “A one-off decision by a jobseeker trying to access income support could now push...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, 24th April 2018 Data on emissions from the coal-powered Cockburn Cement facility in Munster have been kept a secret from the public despite persistent community backlash by residents against unacceptable pollution. The Clean Energy Regulator, which collects and publishes data on facility...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Friday, 20th April 2018 The Greens (WA) have slammed the Premier over the Labor Government’s decision to allow two new industrial projects on the Burrup Peninsula. The Burrup, which is home to the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal rock art dating back 40,000 years, is overseen by the...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hearings into the Government’s proposed plan to drug test income support recipients have once again demonstrated an overwhelming opposition to the measure, with concerns including stigmatisation and increased crime rates.  “Witnesses, including service deliverers, drug and alcohol experts and local...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Logan has double the population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people compared to metropolitan Brisbane, and almost half of the people there were born overseas. It is among the most economically disadvantaged places in the country, with high rates of homelessness, housing stress and...

Monday, April 23, 2018

Greens gun control spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has backed a letter sent by the Public Health Association of Australia urging Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand up to the gun lobby’s attempts to weaken Australian firearms policy. “The gun lobby’s proposal to establish an industry-based...