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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.  

Australia’s Domestic Violence Emergency

19 October, 2015 - Kassi Klower Sixty-six women are dead.  Forty-one of them were murdered by someone who was supposed to have love for them. Every three hours,...

Estimates: where are ARTC's KPIs?

19 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: I want to follow up on a question I asked on notice last estimates, question No. 64. The first question was whether the ARTC co...

Cracking down on multinational tax avoidance requires more than proposed law: Bandt

19 October, 2015 - Greens treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the Greens will support the government’s Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Ta...

Estimates: how transparent is the IA plan?

19 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: I will start with a question regarding the Melbourne Metro Rail, which I obviously asked this morning with Infrastructure Inves...

Estimates: implementation of the National Cycling Strategy

19 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: I want to follow up on questions I asked at the last estimates about the National Cycling Strategy. Can we have an update on an...

20 questions for Senator Simms

19 October, 2015 - Robert Simms is the first out gay man to represent SA in the Federal Parliament and is now the Australian Greens' spokesperson for Higher Edu...

ABF apology for Operation Fortitude too little, too late

19 October, 2015 - The Australian Greens have reiterated their concerns about the ongoing militarisation of the Immigration Department, saying an apology for th...

JSCOT rubber stamp for ChAFTA another example of how the treaty making process is broken

19 October, 2015 - “Today, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) has rubber-stamped the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) without any ind...

Estimates: is the federal government talking to Victoria on major infrastructure

19 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: Thank you, Chair. Gentlemen, I want to start with some questions about some Victorian government current engagement with the fe...

Looking back on 2015

19 October, 2015 - Grahame Bowland and Giz Watson (Greens WA Co-Convenors) Its been a huge privilege co-convening the party this past year. The role of co-conve...

Estimates: effects of runway occupancy time program at Melbourne Airport

19 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: I have some questions about Melbourne airport, specifically the runway occupancy time program. First of all, when did this prog...

Japan’s exit from ICJ over whaling a slap in the face to Australia

19 October, 2015 - The Greens Spokesperson for Whaling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should immediately call in the Japanese ...

Estimates: what now for VW in Australia?

19 October, 2015 - Senator RICE: In the light of the Volkswagen recall and the situation with the defeat device, is the department or the government considering...

13 statements from Greg Hunt, while in Opposition, about stopping Japanese Whaling

19 October, 2015 - 1.            ‘The slaughter of the great whales of the Southern Ocean is set to continue. Mr Garrett failed to deliver on any of the promise...