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Adam Bandt

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Budget ignores climate change despite rising pollution: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said that despite the impending climate catastrophe, the budget ignores climate change and rising pollution. Instead of increasing funding for climate change, it cut funding. “...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Budget that was trumpeted as a big infrastructure investment is nothing more than a cash splash for private toll road operators and has nowhere near enough investment in the public transport that will unclog our cities and bring down pollution, say the Greens. “Less than $1 in every $5 is going...

Richard Di Natale

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...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Senator RICE (Victoria) (17:47):  I move: That the Senate take note of the documents. These amendments to the regional forest agreements for the Central Highlands, East Gippsland and the north-east regions of Victoria is a simple summary of what these amendments to our logging laws do. They allow...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Australian Greens will today give notice to introduce a bill to the Senate to repeal the tampon tax. “After 18 years, it’s time to finally axe this unfair tax so I’m introducing a bill this week to get the job done,” said Senator Janet Rice, the Greens spokesperson for women. “For too long,...

Richard Di Natale

Monday, May 7, 2018

The end to live sheep exports within two years is now within reach if Labor and the cross bench back the Greens bill to transition out of live animal exports within 2 years. The Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long‑haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018 will be introduced into parliament...

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Victorian Greens are calling on the Andrews Government to commit to a pill testing pilot following the success of a similar process in the ACT.The trial was undertaken at Canberra's Groovin the Moo festival with support from the ACT Government, ACT Health, the ACT Police, the University of...

Adam Bandt

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Greens welcome plan to 'Repower Australia' Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed the release of a plan to ‘Repower Australia’ and called on all sides of Parliament to embrace the need for a rapid transition to a renewable energy future. “The release of this...

Lidia Thorpe

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lidia Thorpe has expressed disapointment that the Andrews Government has failed to invest in the Darebin Sport Stadium in the 2018 Budget, a much needed community sport facility for women, when it can afford to pour lots of money into the AFL."I’ll keep fighting for funding for the Darebin Sports...

Lidia Thorpe

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lidia Thorpe has called for investment in more Safe Cycling and Pedestrian Crossings for kids ahead of the State Budget. Lidia met with residents on the corner of Stations St and Railway place, the most dangerous of the crossing points, to talk about the issue and the access to Fairfield Primary...