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Janet Rice

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Greens call on the federal, Victorian and NSW governments to heed Infrastructure Australia’s warning that they must commit to building the public transport we need to alleviate congestion and pollution rather than allowing big private toll operators to dominate the planning of our major cities...

Adam Bandt

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bandt challenges Labor on preference deals. Greens MP Adam Bandt today challenged Labor to come clean about reports of preference negotiations and deals in Batman with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives.  “Cory Bernardi has said he aims to preference Labor in Batman ‘subject to negotiations...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Senator RICE (Victoria): My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Scullion. I note reports this week about private toll operator Transurban, who run 13 of the 16 toll roads in Australia, recording staggering profits. Their net profits...

Adam Bandt

Monday, February 19, 2018

Direct Action is a sham, safeguard mechanism not safe: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said reports today that nearly 60 industrial sites have been jacking up their pollution, sanctioned under the so called ‘safeguard mechanism’ shows that Tony Abbott’s Direct...

Janet Rice

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Greens won't be supporting Senator Anning's motion today, primarily because it is unnecessary—the federal government already funds pregnancy termination counselling services and online resources, which include information on termination options. It is clear from the wording of this motion that...

Adam Bandt

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Carbon Capture and Storage won’t save coal & is a waste of money and a waste of time: Bandt Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed suggestions that taxpayer funds from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation should be used to fund Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You may have caught up with news today that Transurban Group's net profits for the six months to June rose 280 per cent, from $88 million to $331 million. How about that? Transurban run 13 out of the 15 toll roads in Australia. City Link in Melbourne is by far its most profitable. Those profits...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I rise to speak to the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017. As noted earlier today by my colleague Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Greens welcome and support this bill because we support action to protect those who experience or may experience...

Samantha Dunn

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Greens are calling on the Victorian Labor government to step in to halt logging by its commercial logging arm VicForests, which has moved in to log key sections of native forest near Strathbogie in Victoria’s north-east.This forest area is covered by a federal and state logging law known as a ‘...