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A win for Port Augusta and for renewable energy

14 August, 2017 - The Australian Greens congratulate Repower Port Augusta for its relentless campaigning to transition from coal-fired power to solar thermal. "...

Coalition and ALP vote against increase to woefully low income support payments

14 August, 2017 - The Senate has today voted against an increase to the woefully low Newstart and Youth Allowance payments by $110 a fortnight. “I’m extremely d...

Senate inquiry ramps up pressure on Adani

11 August, 2017 - The Australian Greens are going to haul each and every one of the Northern Australian Investment Facility's directors before the Senate commit...

Greens call for war powers act

11 August, 2017 - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to commit Australian troops to a possible war against North Korea puts Australia at risk and shows ...

TURNBULL’S FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ELECTRICITY RETAILERS WON’T STOP PRICE INCREASES: BANDT

10 August, 2017 - Turnbull’s fireside chat with electricity retailers won’t stop price increases: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt...

Discussions of a Custody Notification Service in WA welcome

10 August, 2017 - Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed commencement of discussions with the Federal Government over funding for a Custody Notif...

Trying to scare people into supporting the cashless card a worrying ramp up of Andrew Forrest’s campaign: Greens

10 August, 2017 - Andrew Forrest is trying to use similar shock tactics to those of the previous Howard Government to scare people into supporting the cashless ...

Greens Senator Janet Rice joins High Court challenge to postal plebiscite

10 August, 2017 - Australian Greens Senator and LGBTIQ spokesperson, Janet Rice, has joined Australian Marriage Equality in a challenge to the validity of the p...

Greens urge enrolment check

10 August, 2017 - The Australian Greens are urging everyone, particularly young people, to check that their enrolment details are up-to-date or to quickly get t...

Centrelink continues to intimidate vulnerable Australians with threatening texts

9 August, 2017 - The Government continues its agenda of intimidation of Centrelink recipients with threatening text messages to people following the letters rec...

Commbank’s $10 billion profit is a siren song on what is wrong with the Australian economy

9 August, 2017 - Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, responded today to the Commonwealth Bank’s record profit announcement. “The announcem...

Governments favour private toll companies over the public, say the Greens 

9 August, 2017 - Australian Greens transport spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice, has said that Transurban’s record profit released yesterday, with a $187 million ...

Greens Senate motion orders government to produce details of postal plebiscite

9 August, 2017 - A Greens motion has succeeded in the Senate which forces the production of documents regarding the postal plebiscite. This order compels the go...

GREENS PUSH TO RE-REGULATE ELECTRICITY PRICES

9 August, 2017 - Greens push to re-regulate electricity prices The Australian Greens will move to cap electricity prices in a push for the government to reregul...

Australian Greens introduce bill to urgently tackle inequality with an increase to income support payments

9 August, 2017 - The Australian Greens have introduced a bill in the Senate that would increase woefully low Newstart and Youth Allowance payments by $110 a for...