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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,...

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...

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...

Richard Di Natale

Friday, October 27, 2017

Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale, has commended former Senators Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam for their integrity following today’s High Court ruling on MPs citizenship. “Larissa and Scott have acted honestly and with full accountability to the Australian people throughout this...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

AWU raids are a dark day for democracy: Bandt Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the AWU raids mark a dark day for democracy and the rule of law. The Greens opposed the establishment of the Registered Organisations Commission and continue to call for a national...

Adam Bandt

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Turnbull helps Vales Point coal barons cash in while planet burns: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today responded to the alarming revelations that after being sold for $1 million in 2015 after a slated 2021 closure date, Vales Point has now been revalued at $730...

Adam Bandt

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New low for Labor if they sign up to a plan that suppresses renewables: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today warned Labor against signing up to a plan that is worse for renewables than doing nothing.  By comparing the analysis conducted by Alan Finkel in the ...