The Australian Greens will tomorrow ask the senate to block all business relating to Barnaby Joyce’s ministerial duties until he is replaced as Water Minister, following his repeated failure to act on restoring integrity to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. “Barnaby Joyce has time and again brushed off serious allegations of corruption and water theft relating to the Murray Darling Basin. We know this issue is widespread and needs immediate action, but we have a minister who is unable and...
The Australian Greens welcome the CBS acquisition of Network 10 and are warning the Government against blocking the purchase. “CBS buying Network 10 is promising news for the future of journalism and quality programming in Australia. CBS has bucked the trend by investing in journalism, streaming services and quality programming in the US, and it would be refreshing to see that unfold here when the status quo is to slash jobs and cheap out on content. “This welcome development could see...
The Australian Greens congratulate Repower Port Augusta for its relentless campaigning to transition from coal-fired power to solar thermal. "This is a win for South Australia and a community that has fought extremely hard to step out of the shadow of dirty coal and into a sunny, renewable energy future," Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said. "Port Augusta will be leading the charge in the transition from dirty fossil fuels into renewable energy with what will be...
The Australian Greens stand in solidarity with students protesting around the country today against the government's harsh university cuts. "This government's attacks on students will not go unnoticed and will not go unchallenged," Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. "The Greens stand in solidarity with students protesting against these cruel and unnecessary cuts. These harsh cuts will price young people out of an education and make it harder for them...
The Australian Greens say today’s NAPLAN results shine a light on a glaring missing part of the puzzle in setting up Aussie kids for success in the classroom: investing in quality teaching. “It’s clear from today’s NAPLAN results that we need a focus on placing greater value on teaching as a profession; attracting the best and brightest, and keeping them in the profession,” Greens education spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. “In 10 years since the first tests, NAPLAN has...
The Australian Greens are urging the Federal Government to assist universities in implementing the recommendations from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report into sexual assault and harassment on university campuses. “This report paints an ugly picture of what life on campus is for too many young women. Every student deserves to be able to study and learn in a safe, respectful environment. Our universities must act,” Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-...