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Sue Pennicuik

Friday, March 23, 2018

Victorian Greens spokesperson for Animal Justice, Sue Pennicuik, says the state’s waterbirds are far from safe following the opening weekend of this year’s duck shooting season.A relatively quiet opening weekend has sparked concern that Victoria’s duck shooters will treat tomorrow as their...

Janet Rice

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Janet speaking to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 Senator RICE (Victoria) (11:06):  I'm really pleased to be rising to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 today and the Greens' opposition—total and complete opposition—to the...

Sam Hibbins

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Victorian Greens are calling for Labor to pay a 25 percent penalty on top of the money it rorted from taxpayers during the last election, as well as repaying the significant legal fees it spent trying to hide the Ombudsman’s investigation.The Ombudsman has cleary found Labor misused $388,000 of...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Greens support ACTU workplace rules push, will introduce key legislation to tackle insecurity and work/life balance Greens employment spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today gave in principle support to Sally McManus’ call to ‘change the rules’ to protect working people from insecure work, stagnant wages...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tomorrow is International Day of Forests. While we celebrate the beauty of forests across the globe, it's also a chance for us to have a sober look at what we're doing to the forests of Australia. I can tell you, it is not a pretty sight. But we have a choice. We can let our forests be destroyed,...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Greens have condemned the wilful and deliberate destruction of our native forests by the Turnbull government, following revelations today of documents that show there are legal questions hanging over the government’s policy to extend existing logging laws under Australia’s ten Commonwealth-...

Janet Rice

Monday, March 19, 2018

Senator RICE (Victoria) (11:02):  I rise today to speak to the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015, which my colleague the former senator Larissa Waters introduced into this place. I thank Senator Waters for her contribution to progress towards equality and I'm pleased to debate this...

Sue Pennicuik

Friday, March 16, 2018

It is so very disappointing that the Andrews government has allowed a full, 12-week, duck shooting season to go ahead this year when studies show that water bird numbers are declining across Australia, Ms Pennicuik said today.“Last year thousands of ducks and other birds, including rare and...

Janet Rice

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Greens have repeated their calls on the federal government to show leadership in ensuring all Australians have the freedom to ride safely, following the release of a Bicycle Network report that shows virtually no improvement in cyclist fatality rates over 20 years. “Every bike rider death is...

Samantha Ratnam

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Victorian Greens spokesperson for housing, Samantha Ratnam, has written to the Minister for Housing, Martin Foley, requesting a meeting to discuss the future of public and community housing in the state.To date, the Andrews Government has failed to consult with the Greens on the housing renewal...