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Janet Rice

Friday, November 17, 2017

While we are all overjoyed about the postal survey result yesterday, this survey should never have happened in the first place and it was a huge waste of tax payer money. “There are reports that the marriage equality postal survey came in $20 million under budget, said Senator Janet Rice, the...

Ellen Sandell, Sue Pennicuik

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Greens have forced a rethink of the government's plan to privatise public housing estates, supporting the revocation of a planning scheme amendment which would initiate the first sell-off of publicly owned land.Greens housing spokesperson Ellen Sandell said the Greens won't support privatising...

Janet Rice

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high, there's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. These lyrics are so fitting for the debate we're having right now. For so long lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

Sue Pennicuik

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A controversial plan for a high-rise tower on top of Ormond train station has been dramatically blocked at the 11th hour after a motion to reject the project was passed in Parliament.Read the article

Janet Rice

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Australian Greens welcome today’s ‘yes’ result and look forward to passing cross-party legislation in parliament as soon as possible. “I am delighted at today’s result. Australia has voted ‘yes’ to love, ‘yes’ to human rights, ‘yes’ to equality,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Greens are pleased to be a part of this cross-party marriage bill along with Senator Dean Smith, who proposed a draft of this bill some months ago, members of the Liberal and Labor parties and crossbench senators from the Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party and the Nick Xenophon Team. “We’re on the...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 I move: That the Senate take note of the document. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority annual report, along with a number of other reports that have been tabled today, focuses in particular on the impact of global warming and the impact that that is having on the health of Australia's...

Sue Pennicuik

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Government’s decision to announce Animal Welfare Victoria comes as Labor faces a challenge from the Greens in next month’s Northcote by-election, where the preferences of the Animal Justice Party are expected to be influential.“Victorians know that Labor will continue to allow and promote duck...

Richard Di Natale

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale today released draft laws aimed at protecting multiculturalism in Australia. Speaking at the Migration Institute of Australia’s national conference, Di Natale released a draft copy of the Australian Multicultural Bill 2017, which enacts one of...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

International climate change conference in Bonn has barely begun, but Australia has already been crowned ‘fossil of the day’ Ahead of his visit to Bonn, Germany, for the UNFCCC climate change conference, Greens spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP provides the following comment...