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Judging China

2 May, 2021 - China is getting increasing bad press, but it is wise to critically review what is being said and by whom to avoid going down a pathway towards ar...

The Dad, the Drama, the Day

2 May, 2021 - Rob Delves reflects on his zigzag relationship to Anzac, from indifference through deep respect to much deeper unease By Rob Delves, GI Co-edit...

Nuclear Weapons now Illegal

2 May, 2021 - The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force in January. As a nuclear-endorsing nation, Australia's signature is critical t...

Spending on arms to kill humans is insane

2 May, 2021 - In 2019, US$ 1.9 trillion was spent on military weapons globally. Think of what could be done if such spending could be diverted to the real threa...

Jordon Steele-John’s April Update

2 May, 2021 - In view of the Labor landslide, the need to hold the state government to account and dealing with the Federal Government’s attempts to weaken the ...

Rachel Siewert’s April Update

2 May, 2021 - Concerns about a disappointing state election outcome, the work culture in Parliament House, the grossly inadequate Jobseeker payment, First Natio...

Brad Pettitt’s April Update

2 May, 2021 - The State Election. A South-Metro Perspective. By Brad Pettitt, MLC-elect for South Metropolitan Region  We made it. It was close ‒ wa...

Government's emissions reduction targets mean two degrees or more of catastrophic global warming

2 May, 2021 - The Victorian Labor Government's emissions reduction targets mean two degrees or more of catastrophic global warming. The government must ...

Government's EV incentives are 'laughable' and will be completely undermined by tax

2 May, 2021 - The Greens have said the Victorian Labor Government must scrap its proposed tax on people who drive electric vehicles if it truly wants to make a ...

ACT Government secures national mandatory accessible standards

1 May, 2021 - The ACT Government has secured national reform to the National Construction Code, with all new homes built across Australia to include minimum acc...

Greens to move to outlaw throwing money at gas fired power

30 April, 2021 - The Greens will move to outlaw Scott Morrison’s plan to fund a new gas-fired power plant in the Upper Hunter, moving when parliament resumes to...

Australia must step up for our neighbour

30 April, 2021 - Greens MPs today are calling on the Federal Government to step up and redouble its efforts for the people of India and provide much needed assi...

New Floodplain Harvesting Regulations are a ‘Death Warrant’ for the Darling River

30 April, 2021 - New floodplain harvesting regulations gazetted today by the NSW Government will mean the end of the Darling-Baaka river and must be disallowed ...

Australia must back vaccine patent waiver: Greens

29 April, 2021 - The Greens have reiterated their calls for Australia to support a global vaccine patent waiver, supported by more than 100 countries, ahead of ...

Frydenberg gearing up for a budget for billionaires

29 April, 2021 - In the wake of detail-free indication from the Treasurer that he is embracing continued stimulus, the Greens have expressed concern that Josh F...