Victorian Greens health spokesperson Colleen Hartland has welcomed news that the ACT Government will allow pill testing at the Spilt Milk festival in Canberra this November.

Eastern Metropolitan Greens MP Samantha Dunn has called on the Andrews Government to immediately address concerns about bus safety on the Doncaster Area Rapid Transit system.

Eastern Metropolitan MP Samantha Dunn has defended a group of residents that has been reported to the police by the North East Link Authority for raising awareness about the toll road.

Greens MP for Eastern Metropolitan Samantha Dunn has called on the Andrews Government to limit the height of the proposed development at the Ivanhoe shopping centre precinct.

Greens open to Garnaut energy plan: Bandt Australian Greens climate and energy spokesperson said the Greens were open to considering Ross Garnaut’s alternative energy plan if it was linked with the reregulation of power prices. “Ross Garnaut is correct when he says that we need strong climate targets to meet our Paris promises,” said Mr Bandt. “If strong targets were legislated and the retail electricity sector reregulated, we could bring down pollution as well as prices. “Unlike...
The Senate has supported a motion calling on the Government to encourage the public to reach out to LGBTIQ people and enquire about their wellbeing for R U OK? Day. “We are being told by mental health experts that the LGBTIQ community will experience negative mental health impacts during the marriage equality survey, so it is more important than ever to ask R U OK?”, Australian Greens spokesperson on Mental Health Senator Rachel Siewert said today. “We also need to make sure during...
I would like to congratulate my dear friend and colleague Senator Rachel Siewert for winning the prestigious Missen Award for integrity in politics. Rachel has been an outstanding advocate and member of parliament, who has dedicated her time as a Senator to assisting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community. It is pretty well known in Parliament House across party lines that Rachel is one of the hardest working Senators in this place. As a senate committee chair she has a...
Paris Agreement targets now out of reach: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that if Tony Abbott continues to dictate energy policy in this country and coal is included in a revised 'clean' energy target, we won’t even meet the paltry targets Australia agreed to in Paris. "Malcolm Turnbull's capitulation to Tony Abbott over the clean energy target means even our paltry Paris commitments are now out of reach,” said Mr Bandt. "Even if the Finkel...

Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says public transport passengers will suffer from the government’s decision to award new contracts to Metro Trains Melbourne and Yarra Trams.