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Sunday, April 22, 2018



The Australian Greens will today launch their '5-Point Plan to End Cruelty and Expand Jobs' that would quickly transition the live sheep export trade to a boxed, chilled meat trade processed locally. The plan has the backing of the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU). 

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Charging interest on people that owe a Centrelink debt will disproportionately affect Australians on low incomes and who weren’t intentionally committing fraud, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.  “The Government has pointed to very rare circumstances of extreme fraud to justify...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Shane Rattenbury, MLA Ahead of today’s Energy Council meeting, the ACT has again reiterated serious concerns about the 'National Energy Guarantee' (NEG) and called for serious changes to ensure a deal can be done. “It would be irresponsible for states and territories to sign on to this deal as it...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Greens Treasury spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson welcomes the Government’s adoption of Greens policy positions on stronger white collar crime penalties after years of campaigning and Senate work. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Like the Royal Commission, investigating new white collar crime...

Friday, April 20, 2018

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett is calling on the Mayor of Ipswich to explain if waste sector donations were behind the councils decision to bin recycling. "Politics is broken when we can’t trust our politicians to handle something as simple and common sense as recycling. "We know the...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Abbott-friendly NEG is a dog: Greens Greens energy and climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that as Tony Abbott starts tweeting in support of the NEG, Labor should toughen up and demand better of the Federal government than this dog of a policy. “The NEG is a dog,” said Mr Bandt.  “...

Friday, April 20, 2018

The live animal export trade is a barbaric practice that must end despite Liberal National Government infighting over the issue, Australian Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. “This morning Agriculture Minister David Littleproud criticised Sussan Ley of being ‘emotional’ in ...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Greens Treasury spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson is calling upon both Labor and Liberal Parties to remain open-minded to calls to break up the banks in light of the compelling evidence at the Royal Commission of banks being unable to manage the conflict of interest inherent in owning...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Greens spokesperson for Waste and Recycling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, urges the Ipswich City Council to reconsider their decision to start dumping recyclable material and calls upon the Federal Government and states to urgently agree on a policy response at next Friday's COAG meeting that averts...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Greens MP and Animal Welfare spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has responded to news that the NSW Government will withdraw its proposed puppy farm reforms and start from scratch. Dr. Faruqi said: “It’s pretty clear that the NSW Government has caved in to the dog breeding industry that doesn’t...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The stranglehold fossil fuel companies have over our political system is slowly killing off the Great Barrier Reef, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett. Another study published today in Nature shows the Reef has been transformed by back to back mass bleaching. “The Coalition government’s...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Greens ready to block NEG. Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the more detail that emerges about the NEG, the worse the framework becomes. With each new revelation, it becomes increasingly difficult to see how the NEG is anything but a policy designed to...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Greens have announced that they will provide cross-party support for MP Sussan Ley’s private member’s Bill to end live sheep exports to the Middle East. “The Greens have been working to end live exports for years and we welcome members from the major parties joining us in standing up for animal...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Queensland Greens unequivocally support the right for XXXX workers to strike for fair pay and conditions, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett. "XXXX workers are walking off the job for the third time today over the use of contracts and reported moves to shift production interstate. "...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed Government moves to ensure safe, quality aged care, but says more work needs to be done.  “All sides of politics were shocked by abuses revealed in the Oakden and other scandals, it became clearer than ever that there needed to be a dramatic...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA On Youth Homelessness Matters Day, the ACT Greens have reaffirmed the importance of accessible and affordable housing for younger Canberrans. On Census night 2016, there were 531 people under 25 in the ACT experiencing homelessness.  Nationally, nearly 10% of people...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Victorian Greens have announced the first step in transforming Melbourne’s outdated train lines into a reliable, high capacity world class metro system.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A video showing footage of the recent collapse of the Cadia gold mine northern tailings dam has gone viral on social media with over 50,000 views within in less than 24 hours, indicating great public concern about the potential for long term pollution problems in the Lachlan River if the toxic mine...