"Victorian taxpayers are set to lose tens of millions on the F1 grand prix again this weekend for an event that costs around three times as much as it makes,” Greens Member for Southern Metropolitan said today.

Transcript: Following on from the contribution of Senator Wong, I think it is really important that people who are not familiar with the somewhat arcane processes employed here in the Senate understand what is actually happening. What is happening here is that we have two pieces of legislation which in fact we have not seen; we are not aware of what is in the legislation. We have not had the opportunity to examine and interrogate that legislation. It is now being rushed through...

The Greens have condemned the Victorian government’s declaration that duck shooting opening weekend was a success, as hundreds of protected and threatened birds were illegally shot and killed.

On a Friday night, just 10 days ago, in the suburbs of Melbourne, a young woman by the name of Arzu was riding her bike from her home in Moonee Ponds to Williamstown to visit a friend. While riding through Yarraville, just around the corner from my home in Footscray, Arzu was struck by a truck and died. She left behind two children, aged six and two. It hit many in our community hard, including my family and myself. Two days after Arzu's death I rode my bike with around 200 other...
The Senate has supported a Greens motion acknowledging the importance of bike riding for millions of Australians and calling on the federal government to invest in better cycling infrastructure. “Australians deserve the freedom to ride safely whenever they want,” said the Australian Greens transport and infrastructure spokesperson Senator Janet Rice. “We’ve seen too many instances of people hit while riding, most of which could have been prevented with proper cycling infrastructure.” “...
Today Malcolm Turnbull has given a speech outlining his vision for multicultural Australia. The speech is more warning than welcome, with a focus on the risks of terrorism and border  security and the need for migrants to embrace Australian values if they are to integrate. The Greens have a different view. So here is our multiculturalism statement: multiculturalism is a wonderful thing. Australia has been enriched by the migration of people from all over the world. We often...

Who: Sue Pennicuik MLC, Victorian Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson
When: Saturday 18 March, from sunrise onwards
Where: North West Victoria  

Victorian Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Pennicuik MLC will again attend the opening of the duck shooting season.

There is a way out of the government’s awkward bickering with Australia’s top CEOs over marriage equality, say the Greens. “Every section of society is crying out for marriage equality, yet the Prime Minister is being held back by the far right of his party,” said Australian Greens marriage equality spokesperson Senator Janet Rice. “The easy way for this issue to be resolved is for Malcolm Turnbull to allow a free vote in the parliament and bring on marriage equality.”   MEDIA CONTACT...

Greens councillors in the City of Port Phillip have called on the State Government and any purchaser of the Gatwick Hotel to contribute to replacement housing within the municipality.

The Australian Greens have vowed to fight a push by the Australian Christian Lobby for Australia to copy President Trump’s ban on foreign aid funding for abortion services. “This is an irresponsible campaign that would just send women to dangerous underground clinics,” said the Australian Greens acting spokesperson for women Senator Janet Rice. Under a similar ban instituted under John Howard in a horse-trade deal with Senator Brian Harradine, maternal deaths in Papua New Guinea jumped...