The Greens have introduced a Bill into State Parliament to allow local councils to take over vacant land for temporary public use in situations where the owner is unable or unwilling to develop the site.

The Andrews government’s re-announced plan to develop an animal action plan and a review of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act are simply hollow if the Andrews government continues to allow duck shooting, jumps racing, greyhound racing, battery hens and sow stalls in Victoria, Greens animal

Greens MP and Roads & Transport spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has welcomed recommendations from the inquiry into the toll roads in NSW but has said the recommendations do not go far enough to improve transparency and objectivity in transport planning in NSW. Dr Faruqi was the Greens NSW representative on the inquiry and issued a dissenting statement (Page 138 of the report) Dr. Faruqi said: “The inquiry was a timely investigation into toll road projects and the significant...
The Government has got to listen to the Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT (APO NT) and involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in a transparent process of reform of the discriminatory Commonwealth Development Program. "The Commonwealth Development Program is a discriminatory program that is financially penalising Aboriginal people more harshly than those on the other work for the dole program, that is not producing the results and causing disastrous outcomes for...

WA is facing the very real prospect of a significant shortfall in its training budget, it has been revealed during Budget Estimates.

 

Children should not be imprisoned at Banksia Hill Detention Centre because they do not have suitable homes to go to, Greens spokesperson for Child Protection Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said today.

 

The Greens have introduced a Bill into the South Australian State Parliament to extend the state-wide moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified crops to the year 2025.

Anglicare’s Jobs Availability Snapshot 2017 released today reveals that despite a strong growth period in full-time employment, vulnerable job seekers and people with low qualifications are still facing significant barriers to employment. The reports key findings were: There are not enough entry-level positions for the people who need them. People with significant barriers to work are not benefiting from the recent boom in full-time employment. The growing casualisation of the...
The Government needs to act immediately on the Productivity Commission findings including planning for a new timeline for the NDIS rollout, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today. “Many people including the Greens have been raising the issues outlined in the Productivity Commission report for a long time now, and our concerns have been ignored for far too long. “As a member of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS I have been watching key issues very closely as they...

A dangerous gas extraction technique responsible for Queensland's biggest ever environmental pollution incident is set to be approved in South Australia, according to Mark Parnell MLC, Greens SA Parliamentary Leader.