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Janet Rice

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

On Monday, we marked Equal Pay Day in Australia. That's the date past the end of the financial year that women, on average, would have had to work to earn the same amount as men—an extra two months more work, in fact. Australian women in full-time work are paid, on average, $251 per week less than...

Richard Di Natale

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Amendment to General Business Notice of Motion No. 447. As listed on pages 7-8 of today’s Notice Paper in the name of Senator Di Natale To move—That the Senate acknowledges the proposal below for a code of conduct: PARLIAMENTARY CODE FOR RESPECTING CULTURAL DIVERSITY PREAMBLE The House of...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

AEMO report damns Turnbull; Liddell a stranded asset: Bandt   Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said the energy market operator reports released yesterday and today are a damning indictment of the government's war on renewables, reinforcing that more coal will hold back...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CSIRO needs to sever ties with Minerals Council: Bandt The CSIRO must immediately cancel its paid membership of the Minerals Council, Australian Greens science and research spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said today. CSIRO should not be a member of a climate denying lobbyist group, Mr Bandt said. The FOI...

Janet Rice

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Australian Greens are calling on the government to increase funding for support services for trans and gender diverse young people, after research by the Telethon Kids Institute found that 48% of trans young people have attempted suicide, 80% had self-harmed, and that they are 10 times more...

Richard Di Natale

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It’s been an odd day today... one that really goes to the question of what sort of society we want to live in. It’s to do with drugs, and how we face up to addiction and dependency in our community. I spent the morning at the RecLink Grand Final in St Kilda, with two teams of players who have faced...

Richard Di Natale

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“Australia has never undertaken a serious national discussion that would enable us - and our governments - to acknowledge the history of what has happened and its contemporary consequences. “This is a conversation we need to have - it’s long past time. It is about recognising the reality of our...

Sue Pennicuik

Monday, August 28, 2017

Inquiry into land sell-off Moreland Leader, Melbourne by Emma HastingsQuestions raised over Renewal Program's level of investment in public housing A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry will investigate plans to privatise public land on inner-city housing estates. Southern Metropolitan state Greens MP...