I’m gutted by Larissa’s announcement, coming just days after Scott’s. Larissa has been an outstanding Senator and Deputy Leader. Her departure is deeply saddening. This is unprecedented and deeply disappointing – personally for Larissa, for her family and for the Greens federally and in Queensland. The Parliament and the nation are worse off as a result of the resignation of two leaders of such integrity and ability as Larissa and Scott. This is an innocent mistake, and Larissa has...
I want to share a message with you following Scott's announcement that he will be resigning from the Parliament. It's been devastating for our parliamentary team to learn this news, and I’m sure you are all feeling exactly the same way. Scott is an outstanding member of the Parliament and of the Greens. He has been a strong representative for the people of WA and the nation. I respect Scott immensely - he’s been a champion for the Greens - in Parliament and across the country. For the...

Victoria's Labor government today guaranteed 25 years more pokies harm, promising not to remove a single machine before 2042.

The Greens will move for a Senate inquiry to examine the Medicare data issues that have come to light in recent days, said Australian Greens leader Dr Richard Di Natale. "We have grave concerns about the breaches in Medicare data that have been discovered only because of the hard work of committed journalists," Dr Di Natale said. "To discover that individuals’ private Medicare data has been shared, and sold, by shady interests is of grave concern." "We’re moving toward an electronic...

The Greens say the Victorian government should stop pumping taxpayer money into the greyhound industry, which kills thousands of dogs each year.

Victorian Greens children and families spokesperson Nina Springle has urged the Victorian government to fast track a compensation scheme for clergy abuse survivors, following confirmation that police will press charges against Cardinal Pell.

Christopher Pyne’s comments about marriage equality over the weekend show just how impatient many members of the Coalition are for marriage equality to be achieved now, say the Greens. ‘It’s staggering that Malcolm Turnbull is publicly standing by Tony Abbott’s plebiscite, meanwhile one of his senior ministers says equality will happen “sooner than everyone thinks,”’ said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for LGBTIQ issues. ‘Australian couples shouldn’t be forced to...
We are one, but we are many And from all the lands on earth we come. We share a dream and sing with one voice, "I am, you are, we are Australian."   These simple yet powerful lyrics from a classic song embody my Australia. We are a nation of many people, from many countries, cultures and religions, but we are all Australian. In this parliament, we have Muslims and Christians, Australian-born and overseas-born, Indigenous, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer. We...
A breakdown provided by the Department of Human Services to the Centrelink senate inquiry shows that over 33,000 Victorians have been issued with a Centrelink robo-debt between 1 July 2016 and 28 February 2017.   “In less than a year we have 33,000 Victorians sent letters for alleged debts that may or may not exist. This sort of approach is unfair and fundamentally flawed and targets people who are already struggling to get by,” Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice said today.   “The...

Victorian Greens spokesperson for health, Colleen Hartland, has slammed a the government’s new plan to allow police to stop and search people at music festivals for drugs without reason.