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Greens respond to poor Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report card

19 December, 2016 - The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook released today highlights the Turnbull Government’s dead-end plan to balance the budget on the back...

Treasurer Morrison playing catch up on Greens economic policy

14 December, 2016 - Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the comments from Scott Morrison on regional community development and al...

Companies risk reputational damage with offshore contracts

9 December, 2016 - The four companies that have expressed an interest in multibillion-dollar government contracts for detention centres on Manus Island and Naur...

Adani pay just 0.008 percent in tax on multimillion dollar earnings

9 December, 2016 - It beggars belief that the Queensland and federal governments want to give Adani, a company that paid just 0.008 percent in tax on their tota...

Wanted: PM’s backbone. Reward: lower power prices in SA

9 December, 2016 - The Australian Greens are calling for the return of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s backbone and resolve on climate policy – and the reward...

More than words needed to end domestic violence

8 December, 2016 - Going into COAG, if the federal government is actually committed to the safety of women and children experiencing domestic violence, they mus...

Greens welcome recommendations on Tasmanian bushfires

8 December, 2016 - The Australian Greens welcome a Senate committee report calling for better preparedness for bushfires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Herit...

Morrison needs to end the austerity drive and invest in public infrastructure

7 December, 2016 - Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that the quarterly economic figures show that the Government needs to urgently...

SA schools already struggling should not face further budget cuts

6 December, 2016 - The Australian Greens have expressed fears for the future of public education after it was revealed today many Adelaide high schools are stru...

Labor’s private schools obsession a threat to fair funding: Greens

5 December, 2016 - Labor’s refusal to reduce the amount  of money going to overfunded private schools and reinvest it into the public schools that need it most ...

Senate Inquiry tomorrow: Should bank executives go to jail when their banks perpetuate white-collar crimes?

5 December, 2016 - Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, will be attending the white-collar crime Senate Inquiry hearing tomorrow in Melbour...

Cutting funding while increasing Uni debt not the answer

5 December, 2016 - Targeting university students and increasing their debt is not the answer to the long term sustainability of Australia’s higher education sec...

Senate sides with Greens on amendment to maintain funding for VET arts courses

5 December, 2016 - The Senate has given recognition to the importance of the Australian arts industry and community by supporting greater representation to arti...

Turnbull govt will condemn the Reef with billion dollar loan to Adani

3 December, 2016 - The Turnbull government has reportedly given "conditional approval" for a $1 billion loan of public money to build the railway for the Reef-d...

Greens deliver for Tasmania when others fail

3 December, 2016 - Today Greens Senators for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson and Nick McKim were thanked by representatives of the Tasmanian agricultural community ...