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Richard Di Natale

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale today condemned the Israeli military’s killing of more than 50 Palestinians upon the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.  “The Australian Greens condemn in the strongest possible terms this latest example of the Israeli military’s excessive...

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Victorian Greens are calling on the Andrews Government to take responsibility for the safety of Victorians living in danger from unsafe building cladding.After the fires at the Docklands and Grenfell towers, many people fear they are living in apartment buildings that are at higher risk of fire...

Janet Rice

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Janet Rice

Thursday, May 10, 2018

“The government and Labor teaming up to cut 605 billion litres of water from the environment, sells out the Murray River and Victorian river communities,” says Victorian Greens Senator Janet Rice. The Greens moved yesterday to disallow the regulation that will see 605 billion litres cut from...

Janet Rice

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Coalition and Labor have voted against a Greens amendment to a heavy vehicle regulation bill in the senate today that would have lead to reduced pollution, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption of  trucks. “Australia is trailing the world when comes to reducing vehicle pollution. Almost 20% of...

Janet Rice

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Senator RICE (Victoria) (11:55):  I, and on behalf of Senator Pratt, move: That the Senate: (a) notes that:             (i) 17 May 2018 is International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, lntersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), and             (ii) IDAHOBIT is an opportunity to acknowledge the...

Janet Rice

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Senator RICE:  I remember when the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was finalised about a decade ago, and there was such hope. We'd had the millennium drought. It was clear that the river system was in such dire straits. It was absolutely on its knees. It was such a political, hard-fought, fraught issue....

Janet Rice

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Senator RICE:  Next Thursday, 17 May, is IDAHOBIT. IDAHOBIT is not something out of Middle Earth or The Lord of the Rings; it's the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. It's a day to celebrate with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Greens have used ATO income statistics to highlight that the Turnbull Government’s tax cuts for high income earners will disproportionately benefit men, and leave women in low- and middle-income jobs at a comparative disadvantage. “We know that women are much more likely to be on a lower income...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Senator RICE (Victoria) (21:12):  Thanks, Mr. Acting Deputy President. Tonight I'm wearing around my neck a pendant of Handala. Handala is a beloved Palestinian cartoon character, a refugee child, a creation of cartoonist Naji al-Ali. Naji al-Ali was 10 years old when Palestine was invaded by...