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High Court delivers government body blow with oil & gas project decision

31 August, 2016 - Greens Employment & Industrial Relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed the High Court’s decision to rule against the government’s ...

Record whale numbers show why we must ‘Fight for the Bight’

31 August, 2016 - Astounding results from a Curtin University study, showing 172 southern right whales using the Great Australian Bight calving sanctuary in jus...

Government stacked climate authority calls for coal phase out but fails to set out post-Paris pathway

31 August, 2016 - Greens climate and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said the government must listen to its own Climate Change Authority’s call to phase out co...

Greens congratulate Victoria and push for a national fracking ban

30 August, 2016 - With the ban on fracking announced in Victoria, the Australian Greens will move for a nation-wide ban on fracking to protect farmland and wate...

Sea Shepherd left doing Australian government’s work on whaling

30 August, 2016 - Sea Shepherd are launching their latest anti-whaling campaign, Operation Nemesis, in Perth today. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “I wish the Sea S...

Greens lead charge for ‘free’ trade scrutiny with Senate inquiry

30 August, 2016 - South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said that she will focus on reigning in and scrutinising so called 'free' trade deals, ...

Greens move for Royal Commission into Australia’s detention regime

30 August, 2016 - The Greens have introduced a motion in the Senate calling on the Government to hold a Royal Commission into Australia’s immigration detention ...

Greens propose powerful parliamentary alternative if Turnbull baulks on banking Royal Commission

25 August, 2016 - The Greens spokesperson for Finance, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, said, “If the Turnbull Government refuses to act on establishing a Royal Comm...

Federal Government needs to pitch in for Tasmania's water infrastructure needs

24 August, 2016 - Greens spokesperson for Finance, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, today called on Tasmanian Liberal Senators to provide federal assistance for TasW...

Federal Environment Minister is undermining Aboriginal Heritage Protections

23 August, 2016 - Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, says that new Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, by joining with the Hodgman Government in...

Government needs to act to stop more veterans’ suicides

23 August, 2016 - Greens spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, today called on the government to act on the recommendations of the rec...

Morrison should take a look in the mirror to see what’s frustrating super funds

22 August, 2016 - Greens spokesperson for finance, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, responded to Scott Morrison’s exhalations about superannuation funds’ level of in...

Greens push for national takeover of energy market after COAG fails on renewables

19 August, 2016 - Greens energy spokesperson Adam Bandt today said that the Greens will push to give the Commonwealth power for a national takeover of the energ...

Career opportunity

19 August, 2016 - Senator Larissa Waters is seeking a Media Adviser to manage media strategy and its implementation. The Media Adviser will build the Senator's ...

Greens pledge to protect 18C as many times as it takes

17 August, 2016 - The Australian Greens say they will keep standing with the community to protect Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, in the face of r...