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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Senate has voted down a Turnbull Government motion in support of its bill to limit who can take the government to court when it breaks environment law. "Thanks to Senator Canavan's motion, we've just had a proxy vote on the standing bill, and we now know it's dead in the water," Senator Larissa...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Australian Greens are urging the cross-bench Senators to continue to block the Turnbull Government's plan to give all federal environmental approval powers to state or even local governments. "It is deeply disappointing that Malcolm Turnbull is pushing Tony Abbott's plan to take an axe to...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Senate has this afternoon supported an Australian Greens' motion marking the 40th birthday of Brisbane's Women's House - Queensland's oldest women's shelter. "Women's House has saved the lives of many Queensland women and children over its 40 years," Senator Larissa Waters, the Australian...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Australian Greens are calling on the Turnbull Government to stop blocking international moves to reduce OECD countries' subsidies to coal-fired power stations in developing countries. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, who asked the...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are heading to the world climate talks in Paris in just weeks - alongside our Greens Senators Richard Di Natale and Larissa Waters who will be there holding them to account! Together, we need to build the public pressure on Turnbull and Shorten in the lead up to...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10/11/2015 The Greens say a Parliamentary Committee report recommending Queensland governments move from three to four year terms will mean reduced opportunity for the public to hold political parties to account. Greens spokesperson Andrew Bartlett said both Labor and the LNP are supporting a...

Monday, November 9, 2015

09/11/2015 The Senate has narrowly defeated a Turnbull Government motion opposing Greens’ state and territory legislation for exclusion zones outside abortion clinics to stop anti-choice protesters intimidating women. “It’s alarming that the Senate was only just able to defeat this appalling...

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Senate has narrowly defeated a Turnbull Government motion opposing Greens' state and territory legislation for exclusion zones outside abortion clinics to stop anti-choice protesters intimidating women. "It's alarming that the Senate was only just able to defeat this appalling motion from the...

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Australian Greens welcome the Australian Conservation Foundation's legal challenge against the federal government's re-approval of Adani's Carmichael coal mine, launched today. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said: "The Turnbull...

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility criteria, released by the Turnbull Government today, fail to rule out the $5 billion facility becoming a slush fund for big mining companies. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and mining spokesperson, said the draft criteria do...