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$20 million trialling the cashless card could be much better spent on services for people struggling: Greens

2 May, 2017 - The Government should abandon the punitive cashless welfare card and invest the money in programs that really work, Australian Greens Senator Rach...

Schools funding needs to be fixed, not cut

2 May, 2017 - Schools funding in Australia needs to be reformed to reflect a genuine needs based model, but that can’t be done by cutting funding across the cou...

A strong social safety net is not ‘bad debt’, it is a duty of care and an investment

27 April, 2017 - Treasurer Scott Morrison’s speech to economists today that refers to ‘bad debt’ as ‘racking up debts’ for welfare payments shows his lack of un...

Carbon Risk Senate report calls for Government to take the climate blindfold off business and investors

26 April, 2017 - Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the release of the report by the Senate Inquiry in...

The Australian Greens stand with Australia's students and universities

24 April, 2017 - The Australian Greens have pledged to use their power in the Parliament to protect Australia's higher education sector from any further funding...

Federal Government should release Macquarie Harbour audit details so public doesn't rely on Tassal spin

24 April, 2017 - Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson responds to the media blitz from Tassal today about the health of Macquarie ...

Greens' inquiry to probe government's 457 visa changes

24 April, 2017 - The Australian Greens have announced that they will move to establish a Senate inquiry into the government's 457 visa changes when parliament r...

Government vilifying the unemployed again: Greens

24 April, 2017 - An ‘exclusive’ in the Daily Tele today that the Liberal Government will further pursue struggling people accessing the social safety net shows ...

Community legal funding backdown a welcome first step

24 April, 2017 - The government's backdown on community legal centre funding should be the first step to properly funding the sector, Greens Justice spokesperso...

Dutton caught in outrageous Manus Island lie

21 April, 2017 - Peter Dutton has been caught out lying about people seeking asylum on Manus Island and must resign or be sacked, Greens Immigration spokesperso...

Manus Island and Nauru Senate Inquiry

21 April, 2017 - Evidence presented to the Senate inquiry into the conditions on Manus Island and Nauru should prompt the immediate closure of both offshore det...

Chevron’s greedy tax fight proves it can’t be trusted with the Bight

21 April, 2017 - Chevron has proven it cannot be trusted with the pristine environment of the Great Australian Bight if they refuse to play by Australia’s tax r...

Roll Out the Barrel - Joyce’s Meddling Puts Australian Agriculture at Risk

21 April, 2017 - The Australian Greens have today labelled Barnaby Joyce’s ill-advised move of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to h...

NAPLAN testing riddled with errors – not just with the online roll out

20 April, 2017 - The Australian Greens are calling on the NAPLAN testing model to be reviewed following the latest flaw, a failed online roll-out, and reports t...