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PNG decision means Dutton's prisoners must be freed

26 August, 2017 - Papua New Guinea's refusal to allow the men Peter Dutton is imprisoning on Manus Island to be abandoned means the government must bring them h...

Parliament must debate whether to follow unpredictable Trump’s Afghanistan backflip

23 August, 2017 - Australian Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented today on the worrying implications for Australia of Donald Trump...

Drug testing in Canterbury-Bankstown will demonise and isolate people struggling with addiction

22 August, 2017 - Drug testing members of the community in Canterbury-Bankstown who are trying to access income support demonises and isolates the people they t...

Solution to Four Corners housing exposé is to regulate propety investments as a financial product

22 August, 2017 - Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has reiterated calls for investment property to be treated as a financial product in...

Dutton cannot ignore pregnant women in his care

21 August, 2017 - Peter Dutton's denial of care and rights to refugees in his care on Nauru is an attack on their humanity, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick...

Renewal of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement will ensure destruction of native forests

18 August, 2017 - The announcement today to renew the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) in Tasmania for another 20 years demonstrates just how short-sighted and i...

A blue print to strengthening multicultural Australia

18 August, 2017 - After months of community consultation, a Senate Inquiry into Strengthening Multiculturalism, has made 13 strong recommendations that will lea...

Crimes have significantly increased in Kununurra since the cashless welfare card was introduced: Australian Greens

17 August, 2017 - Crimes statistics indicate a significant increase in robbery and threatening behaviour in Kununurra since the cashless welfare card trial was ...

Greens secure Senate Inquiry into the future of Australia’s recycling industry

17 August, 2017 - Greens spokesperson for waste and recycling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the successful move by the Greens ...

Greens signal bill to repeal federal native forest logging laws

16 August, 2017 - The Greens have today given notice of their intention to introduce a bill to repeal the Regional Forest Agreements Act, ahead of the imminent ...

Australian Greens welcome City of Yarra in Change the Date efforts

16 August, 2017 - Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed City of Yarra getting behind changing the date for Australia Day, with citizenship cerem...

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...

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. "...