This debate [on weakening Australia's anti-discrimination laws] is not happening in a vacuum. It is not something confined to the chambers of this parliament, inside the Beltway and Parliament House. It is happening in an environment in Australia where racist hate-speak is on the rise, and where people of colour, of diverse multicultural backgrounds cannot walk down the street without feeling threatened. It is happening in an environment where there has been an increase in people being...

Greens Prahran MP Sam Hibbins says the state government needs to drop its opposition to a train line to the airport, even if Labor's Transurban overlords don’t want it to go ahead.

Greens MP Sam Hibbins has challenged the Premier to eat one of the Barramundi his government released into the Hazelwood pondage, following an

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced this week a joint funding package of more than $126,000 to support the Easter School Holidays Kids Program which is being held at ten racing venues across Victoria and hosted by Greyhound Racing Victoria
 

The Greens have condemned Liberal leader Matthew Guy’s plan to deliver government ‘life support’ for uneconomic and environmentally destructive brown coal power stations, saying that more will inevitably close and a transition plan needs to be put in place.

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Greens MLC for Eastern Metropolitan, Samantha Dunn also attended the rally to continue her party’s support for the Fares Fair campaign.

Each year on 31 March, the International Transgender Day of Visibility brings the trans and gender-diverse community and their friends, advocates and families together and offers them an important opportunity to publicly affirm and celebrate trans and gender-diverse people's lives, their stories and their contributions to our communities. We have seen significant progress in the fight for rights and community acceptance for trans and...

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A MOVE to overhaul how courts handle mentally ill criminals has stalled in the state parliament amid concerns more dangerous criminals could skip trial and be released early.

The Greens have condemned the Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s blundering attempt to wade in to Victorian forest issues, saying these type of short-sighted policy ideas have led to the Heyfield mill crisis. “Barnaby’s thought bubbles on the Heyfield mill are not helping workers who are facing unemployment or the threatened species facing extinction,” said Senator Janet Rice, Greens federal spokesperson for Forests. “The fact is that the Central Highlands forests have been overlogged, sending...
Forests are Australia's hidden treasure. Entering our forests, it is invigorating to breathe in the fresh air and hear cascades of clear water, clean enough to drink straight out of the creeks and rivers. Plus, they are some of the most carbon-rich forests in the world. But Australians have been failed by the way our forests have been managed. Over the past 20 years, areas designated for logging have been exempted from Australia's environment laws. Even open-cut...