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Janet Rice

Monday, October 23, 2017

Senator RICE: I want to talk about the discussion paper that was released in September about the proposed changes to the curfew at Essendon Airport. Can you tell us what precipitated these proposed changes? Ms Spence: There'd been representations from Essendon Airport, and we had also been...

Janet Rice

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Greens have today successfully amended the Government’s Liquid Fuel Emergency Bill to call on the Government to reduce Australia’s oil consumption. Part of Australia’s international obligations under the International Energy Agency is to ensure we have 90 days worth of liquid fuel stocks....

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to waive the debts unknowingly incurred by young Australians hoodwinked by private VET providers. “The rampant rorting of the VET system is one of the most extraordinary and damning examples of failed privatisation that Australia has ever seen,”...

Richard Di Natale

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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Rachel Siewert

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...

Peter Whish-Wilson

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...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Friday, April 20, 2018

Summary table of Greens 2016 election policies adopted by the Governmentpdf48.03 KBMarked up 2016 election policydocx129.11 KB Media ReleaseTreasury

Andrew Bartlett

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...

Adam Bandt

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.  “...

Sarah Hanson-Young

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 ...