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Sue Pennicuik

Thursday, February 8, 2018

THE Greens have called for an investigation into a dramatic arrest caught on camera at a Northcote train station last night.A Protective Services Officer appears to repeatedly strike a man with a baton while another officer grapples with the man.The incident took place in front of shocked onlookers...

Janet Rice

Thursday, February 8, 2018

I rise today to speak to the bill which I introduced into this place, the Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017. This bill seeks to end the destruction of Australia's native forests by repealing the act which enables logging to continue with exemptions from, and without the...

Janet Rice

Thursday, February 8, 2018

I rise to speak on this disallowance motion moved by me and by Senators Brown and Hinch. The Greens do not see amending these regulations of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment as justified, and we have concerns that they weaken the provisions that we have in place. We have those provisions...

Richard Di Natale

Thursday, February 8, 2018

*692 Senators Di Natale and Rhiannon: To move—That the Senate— (a) notes: (i) the passing, on 5 February 2018, of Dr Hugh Wirth, AM,(ii) that Dr Wirth was a highly-respected veterinarian, including as the resident vet on ABC Radio Melbourne’s Saturday morning show,(iii) that he was President of...

Janet Rice

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Senate has today passed a Greens motion calling on the government to ensure safe, surgical abortions are available in public hospitals across the country.   “I’m glad this motion passed. It’s 2018. Women should have access to reproductive health services including surgical abortions in our...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I had a rare privilege last week. I met someone who survived the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a hibakusha, Mr Terumi Tanaka. Mr Tanaka was 13 and living in Nagasaki at the time the US dropped their devastating bombs. Since then, he has devoted his life to campaigning against nuclear...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I am continually astounded by the depth of the depravity and inhumanity of this government in its treatment of the most vulnerable people, refugees and people seeking asylum. And the justification for this cruelty, such as we just heard from Senator Macdonald, is a stain on our country. These are...

Janet Rice

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

This is a response to a resolution of the Senate of 16 August 2017. The motion, moved by my colleague Lee Rhiannon, was about land clearing in New South Wales. It asked the New South Wales government to delay implementation of its new controls over land clearing because of concerns that they wouldn...

Janet Rice

Friday, February 2, 2018

Political donations data released this week shows that private toll road giant Transurban has made significant donations to both the Labor and Liberal parties in this reporting period, putting into question both parties’ unquestioning support for mega private toll roads across Australia, say the...

Adam Bandt

Friday, February 2, 2018

Power to the people: towards a publicly owned electricity grid   The Greens will seek to return the national electricity grid into public hands, starting with the vital interconnectors between regions.   The policy will help bring down electricity prices and help cut pollution by ensuring better...