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Mark Parnell MLC

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Greens’ Bill to extend the state-wide moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified crops passed the Upper House of the South Australian Parliament tonight.“I’m delighted that with the support of the Labor Government, we can secure the moratorium for an additional six years” said...

Mark Parnell MLC

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Greens Bill to finally end wasteful government spending on the proposed South Australian international nuclear waste dump passed through the upper house late tonight.  As the Bill had support from the Government, we expect it to also pass the lower house in coming weeks.“I’m delighted that...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Australian Greens will investigate legislative options to write-down NBNCo’s debt, backing the suggestions put forward by the ACCC today. “Rolling out the NBN has put too much pressure on recovering NBNCo’s costs rather than providing an essential service to Australians. We need to stop...

Mark Parnell MLC

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Greens have introduced a Bill into State Parliament to allow local councils to take over vacant land for temporary public use in situations where the owner is unable or unwilling to develop the site.“This Bill is aimed squarely at cases like the former Le Cornu site in North Adelaide, an entire...

Mark Parnell MLC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Greens have introduced a Bill into the South Australian State Parliament to extend the state-wide moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified crops to the year 2025.“Without the Greens’ Bill, the current moratorium would automatically expire on 1st September 2019.  This means...

Mark Parnell MLC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A dangerous gas extraction technique responsible for Queensland's biggest ever environmental pollution incident is set to be approved in South Australia, according to Mark Parnell MLC, Greens SA Parliamentary Leader.“This week in State Parliament, both the old parties voted down a Greens' Bill to...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Australian Greens have today launched an inquiry into the Economic and Cultural Value of Australian Content on Broadcast, Radio and Streaming Services to shine a light the contribution Australian-made television, film and music makes to our social and cultural fabric. “We’ve got so many great...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The ideological attacks on the ABC that the One Nation political party secured from the Liberal Government are well on their way to being enacted with legislation being introduced into the Senate today. “Australians love and trust the ABC and are sick of seeing the public broadcaster used as...

Mark Parnell MLC

Sunday, October 15, 2017

South Australians are poorly served by a State Parliament in desperate need of reform to make it more accountable, according to Green SA Parliamentary Leader, Mark Parnell MLC.“Cutting the number of MPs may be popular, but there is an even better opportunity to strengthen our democracy – by...

Sarah Hanson-Young

Friday, October 13, 2017

Chevron’s decision to withdraw plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight is a big win for the coastal communities, tourism and fishing industries, who have fought hard to protect this pristine environment, The Australian Greens say. “South Australians will be celebrating that Chevron, the tax-...