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Nick McKim

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The death of a Rohingyan refugee who was in Australia’s care on Manus Island is another preventable tragedy that is a direct result of the bipartisan policy of cruelty, Greens Immigration Senator Nick McKim says. “This man sought Australia’s help, and suffered years of deprivation for daring to ask...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Australian Greens today ruled out supporting both the Coalition and Labor’s personal tax cuts, calling for greater public investment in essential services instead. “These income tax cut are nothing more than a bribe to try get their massive company tax cuts over the line. People on minimum wage...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the release of the Senate Inquiry report into the ‘Implications of climate change for Australia's national security’. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Establishing this Inquiry was part of the Greens 2016...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on Labor pledging larger surpluses to pay down debt than the government, on top of their ‘larger tax cuts’ than the coalition. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Labor... Really? You can promise bigger tax cuts to...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the report by the Auditor General into Australia’s naval shipbuilding program and expresses his concern that the Department of Defence has already disregarded the recommendations to remove the extreme risks associated with enormous...

Nick McKim

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Peter Dutton’s plans to demand documents from people at airports without justification must be resisted, Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim says. “People should be free to live without arbitrary harassment and being forced to carry ID wherever they go,” Senator McKim said. “Demanding people...

Nick McKim

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Greens have noted today’s poll showing nearly 80% of Australians oppose religious schools having a free pass to discriminate against LGBTIQ people, and have called for stronger anti-discrimination protections. “Having lost the marriage equality debate, the far right of the Liberal Party are...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

“Rarely do budgets give us such stark choices about what kind of future we want for our country, but this one surely does. We have a clear choice between the Liberals’ selfish, dog-eat-dog worldview or a more caring society where we look after each other,” Dr Richard Di Natale said. “Under the...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Friday, May 4, 2018

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented on the appointment of David Murray as the new Chair of AMP. “I'm genuinely surprised at this announcement by AMP. “If AMP wanted to make an appointment that would drive cultural change, or be seen to be doing so, there will be many...

Nick McKim

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Greens will move in the Senate to overturn recent changes to the Assurance of Support scheme, which drastically increase the income people need to earn before applying for a number of family reunion visas. "These changes are unfair and punitive, and will put family reunions out of the reach of...