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Government dumps Lomborg

21 October, 2015 - The Australian Greens welcome the Federal Government today confirming they are dropping the push to set up a Lomborg Consensus Centre in Aust...

Estimates: puberty blockers for transgender young people

21 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: Thank you, Chair. I want to ask about the cost to transgender young people to access treatment to block puberty. Accessing medi...

Senator Simms calls for the modelling for university deregulation to be released

21 October, 2015 - Senator Simms called on the Department of Education to release their modelling for university deregulation.  

Murray Darling Basin Authority Questioned On The Plan To Pause The Plan

21 October, 2015 - Australian Greens Senator, Robert Simms, questioned the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the impacts of the proposal to pause the Murray Dar...

Labor has caved into the government on ChAFTA: Greens

21 October, 2015 - Greens Trade spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson and Employment & Workplace Relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said Labor has cav...

How much funding actually goes to educating students

21 October, 2015 - Senator Simms asked the Department of Education how much money actually goes to educating students of for-profit providers.

Estimates: mental health and the NDIS

21 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: I want to start with the government's response to the National Mental Health Commission's report released in April. In October ...

‘Abyan’ must be appointed an independent advocate: Greens

21 October, 2015 - The young Somali woman who is pregnant after an alleged sexual assault on Nauru needs an independent advocate to protect her from harassment ...

Turnbull Government defending Abbott plan to stop community from enforcing environment law

21 October, 2015 - The Attorney-General last night in Senate Estimates confirmed the Turnbull Government was still pushing Abbott's plan to remove community rig...

The Government drops Lomborg

21 October, 2015 - The Australian Greens welcome the Federal Government today confirming they are dropping the push to set up a Lomborg Consensus Centre in Aust...

Murray Darling Basin Authority sinks crossbench water plan

21 October, 2015 - The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and the Federal Government yesterday debunked a proposal by some of the crossbenchers to pause the ...

That's a (national tour) wrap

20 October, 2015 - Senator Richard Di Natale What a privilege it's been, meeting so many  dedicated Greens members, enthusiastic Greens supporters, and to have ...

Big banks winners from government Financial System Inquiry response: Greens

20 October, 2015 - The Greens Treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt and Finance spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson today said that the big banks are the big win...

Senator Simms clarifies water flow in the Murray

20 October, 2015 - Senator Simms sought clarification on Dr Stone's claims that increased environmental flows were damaging the Murray River ecosystem. It came back as an unequivocal no.  

Refugee who self-immolated in Victoria needed better care

20 October, 2015 - The Australian Greens have expressed their condolences for a 30-year-old Afghan Hazara man who came to Australia seeking safety but, tragical...