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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.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Today is a dark day for the Murray Darling Basin in light of Queensland national MP David Littleproud taking on the water portfolio, and Victoria and NSW attempting to block delivering 450GL of desperately-needed environmental water, as previously agreed upon. “South Australians who have been...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Canberrans living in low income households can significantly reduce their energy bills under a new program announced today by Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury. “Actsmart’s solar for low income households program will offer greater assistance to...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Climate policy travesty as pollution continues to rise Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed the government’s climate review, released today, as a piece of propaganda designed to justify the government’s failed policies. The data and the policy review released...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

South Australians will not stand for the Government encouraging oil and gas exploration in our pristine marine environment and will continue to fight against drilling in the Great Australian Bight until it is fully protected, the Australian Greens say. “The Minister needs to read the room here and...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today welcomed the announcement of $300,000 total grant funding for 23 projects in her electorate as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. The program enables NSW Government funding for new community infrastructure projects...

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Government making it clear in MYEFO that they will continue to pursue attempts to drug test income support recipients shows callousness and stubbornness, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.  “The Government recently had to pull the drug testing trials out of the huge welfare...

Monday, December 18, 2017

RET cutting power bills, but ALP + Libs cutting RET: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the AEMC’s 2017 Residential Electricity Price Trends report shows that new renewable energy generation – driven by the Renewable Energy Target (RET) –  is expected...

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Turnbull Government's end-of-year mini budget is mean-spirited, wringing savings out of young people, struggling families and newly arrived migrants in order to keep funding tax cuts to their wealthy mates from the big end of town. “The Turnbull Government has got just that little bit meaner...

Monday, December 18, 2017

It has been revealed in the Government Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) that the marriage equality postal survey came in $41.5m under budget; this must now go towards mental health services for LGBTIQ people, the Australian Greens said today.  “While we are all overjoyed about finally...

Monday, December 18, 2017

Greens NSW MP and Environment & Transport spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has visited the historic Thompson Square and the Community Action for Windsor Bridge camp in Windsor. The Greens support the community against the new Windsor Bridge Project. Dr. Faruqi said: “Despite literally years...

Friday, December 15, 2017

The government's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is welcome but the inspection regime must include Australia's offshore detention system, Greens Justice Spokesperson Nick McKim says. "The...

Friday, December 15, 2017