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Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the leadership of Angela Merkel in announcing a ban on all arms sales from Germany to any combatant in the Saudi Arabia – Yemen conflict and calls upon Australia to follow suit. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The Saudi blockade and...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Monday, January 22, 2018

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that Japan announcing plans for a new whaling mother-ship is a slap-in-the-face to Australia’s anti-whaling position and shows that the Turnbull Government’s ever-weakening position on the issue is providing new confidence to...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Australian Greens welcome Sanjeev Gupta’s plans to build electric cars in Adelaide, following years of campaigning to transition the Holden site to an electric car manufacturing hub. “This inspiring development in the future of the Holden site is an exciting step forward for South Australians....

Monday, January 22, 2018

Shane Rattensbury, MLA The ACT Government will provide $100,000 over two years to support a Menslink mental health support program for schoolboys aged 10 to 12 years. Funding will be matched dollar for dollar by Menslink, a not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting young men in the...

Janet Rice

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Turnbull Government needs to get its house in order and drive Australia’s electric vehicle future, or risk being left behind the rest of the world, say the Australian Greens. “Australia is a global laggard when it comes to low-pollution transport, and it’s time for real action to drive the...

Dawn Walker

Monday, January 22, 2018

NSW Greens MP, Dawn Walker has expressed her disappointment in Nambucca Shire Council’s decision not to formally support the Great Koala National Park at its meeting last week. “The Great Koala National Park is an exciting plan that would generate employment opportunities across the Mid North Coast...

Robin Chapple

Friday, January 19, 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018 The length of waiting lists to access community housing in Kalgoorlie-Boulder should be a cause for concern for the McGowan Government according to Greens WA Member for Mining and Pastoral Robin Chapple. Mr Chapple said that recent comments by Liberal member Kyran O’Donnell...

Robin Chapple

Friday, January 19, 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018 The Greens (WA) member for the Mining and Pastoral Region, Robin Chapple MLC, has welcomed the government’s decision to reverse cuts to Schools of the Air, but has called on Labor to not close the camp schools associated with the SOTA program. Despite cuts to SOTA being...

Robin Chapple

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 The Greens (WA) are hopeful that the threatened closures of eight regional mining registrar offices will be temporary. Robin Chapple said he hoped the Department of Mines recognised the importance these offices have within the regions, not just for miners and prospectors but...

Robin Chapple

Friday, January 19, 2018

Saturday, 16 December 2017 Greens spokesperson for Education Hon Alison Xamon MLC and Robin Chapple MLC for the Mining and Pastoral Region have again called on the Government to reverse its decision to cut $64 million from the State’s Education budget from 2019. Ms Xamon MLC and Robin Chapple MLC...