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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...

Samantha Dunn

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says public transport passengers will suffer from the government’s decision to award new contracts to Metro Trains Melbourne and Yarra Trams.The government today handed Metro and Yarra Trams $7 billion in contracts, which weren't opened up to competitive...

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...

Adam Bandt

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Greens policy for electricity price reregulation proves popular as ALP & LNP join to oppose it: Bandt Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has welcomed poll results published today showing 86% of voters support the Greens' policy to regulate power prices.  He also criticised...

Janet Rice

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Greens have today successfully amended the Government’s Liquid Fuel Emergency Bill to call on the Government to reduce Australia’s oil consumption. Part of Australia’s international obligations under the International Energy Agency is to ensure we have 90 days worth of liquid fuel stocks....

Adam Bandt

Friday, September 8, 2017

Turnbull’s coal plan will drown Pacific Islands: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s coal plan will drown the Pacific Islands. Mr Bandt said he doesn’t know how the Prime Minister will be able to look Pacific Island leaders in the eye...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It's very appropriate that, this Thursday, I and the Greens will be introducing a bill to scrap the Regional Forest Agreements Act, the act that underpins our outdated logging laws, the Regional Forest Agreements. These laws have been in place for 20 years. It is these laws that are locking in...