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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I and the Greens will be introducing a bill to scrap the Regional Forest Agreements Act, the act that underpins our outdated logging laws, the Regional Forest Agreements.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...

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...