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Larissa Waters

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Australian Greens call on Labor to commit to establishing an independent environmental watchdog, rather than just saying they will explore options for one, and to commit to reversing funding cuts to environmental regulators. Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for the...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 13, 2016

  The Greens today called on the old parties to match their funding commitment of $54 million per year over ten years for specialist domestic violence services in Western Australia as part of a $5 billion 10-year plan. In Perth at Women's Health and Family Services, which provides domestic...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Turnbull Government's $1 billion Reef Fund is effectively a cut from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and is undermined by the Adani coal mine.  Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said: "This is a sneaky attempt by the Turnbull...

Larissa Waters

Saturday, June 11, 2016

"This is a step in the right direction from Labor but it doesn't provide adequate, long-term funding for the sector and falls short of providing 10 days domestic violence leave per year. "In consultation with the sector, we Greens have developed a plan for a $5 billion package over ten years to...

Larissa Waters

Friday, June 10, 2016

Greens proud to have more women as candidates than men The Australian Greens are proud to have a majority of women as candidates in this year’s federal election. Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for women, said: “We Greens actively promote and support...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Australian Greens are disappointed that both the old parties are giving up on ending the tampon tax. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for women, said: "While the old parties make excuses, Australian women continue to fork out $50 million a year in a tax...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Greens today announced a plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef, including a $2 billion fund and a legal cap on run-off pollution fix water quality, as well as action on global warming and a stronger role for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Greens Deputy Leader Senator Larissa...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Greens today announced a plan for a new independent environment watchdog, the National Environment Protection Authority, and a new generation of environment laws.   In Tasmania, Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale, said:   “Global warming is already devastating our...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 6, 2016

On World Environment Day today, the Greens launched their $2.1 billion election policy to protect native wildlife and biodiversity.   “The Australian Greens will commit $130 million over four years to stop precious threatened species habitat being destroyed,” said Senator Richard Di Natale,...