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Adam Bandt

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Australian Greens have announced a new policy for a 20 GW national energy storage target and incentives for households and business to invest in energy storage.  The policy was launched in Adelaide by Deputy Leader and spokesperson on climate and energy, Adam Bandt MP and Senator for South...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Greens call for Royal Commission into Underpayment of Penalty Rates and Other Wage Theft Following the release of a Senate Inquiry into penalty rates, Greens spokesperson for industrial relations Adam Bandt MP today announced that the Greens are calling for a Royal Commission to fully investigate...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Australian Greens say that the update from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that 57.5% of votes have been returned in the marriage equality postal survey is heartening, but they will not take anything for granted and will continue campaigning for a ‘yes’ win. “It’s a good sign that...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Liddell out, renewables in: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that AGL’s proposed solution to replace Liddell’s energy demonstrates, beyond doubt, that there’s no reason for Liddell to stay open. “Liddell is a decrepit old clunker and Malcolm Turnbull...

Adam Bandt

Monday, September 18, 2017

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...

Janet Rice

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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...

Richard Di Natale

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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...

Richard Di Natale

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

“The government is defying the will of the senate by blocking terminally ill patients from accessing the medicinal cannabis prescribed by a doctor”, Leader of the Australian Greens, Dr Di Natale said today. “Ignorance and conservative ideology are getting in the way of patient care - it has to stop...

Adam Bandt

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull is acting like a toddler throwing a tantrum, indulged by AGL until he calms down and lets them get on with what they were going to do anyway. “Faced with Malcolm Turnbull lying screaming on the floor like a...