Private toll roads to be scrutinised after Greens secure Senate inquiry 15 June 2017 The financial arrangements and transparency of the operations of private toll roads around the country are set to be put under the spotlight after The Greens secured a Senate Inquiry into toll roads today. Senator Janet Rice, Greens transport and infrastructure spokesperson, noted that governments around the country are refusing to provide proper transparency and accountability of their dealings and...
Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for transport, has called on the government to do more to increase the uptake of electric vehicles following the release of the Climateworks report into electric vehicle ownership. “This report shows just how far Australia is falling behind on electric vehicle ownership, with electric vehicles making up only 0.1% of the new car sales market,” said Senator Rice. “Electric vehicles are a core part of creating a sustainable transport...
I rise to speak on this important piece of legislation, the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017. This parliament, every day—as we did today—opens with an acknowledgement to the traditional owners of the land on which we stand. In the halls of Parliament House, we appreciate the stunning Indigenous art from all over the country. We have a former Prime Minister who apologised for the stolen generations in this very building. In beginning...

Statement from Colleen Hartland: 

I feel exhausted just thinking about the amount of work that’s gone into the last eleven years since I was elected in 2006. But wow, has it been worth it.

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber and Western Metro MP Colleen Hartland have announced that they won’t re-contest their seats in the Legislative Council at the next state election.

The review of Australia's energy markets handed down today by Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel is more interested in fixing a political problem for Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten than in addressing the great issue of our times, dangerous global warming, said leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale and Greens Climate Change Spokesperson Adam Bandt MP. "The goal should be to stop dangerous climate change, not find a political fix that won’t keep the climate safe or save the...

“In light of the tragic siege in Brighton, it is understandable that questions are again being asked about the adequacy of Victoria’s parole system.

The Greens have responded to reports of a private developer's plans for the former defence land along the Maribyrnong River, saying this is a typical Turnbull government move to deliver massive profits to big developers, with zero input from the community and no clear plan for fixing our housing affordability crisis.   "The apparent centrepiece of the government's housing plan is nothing but a shonky deal that allows developers to call the shots while completely locking the local...