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A Trumpian foreign policy budget

The 2017 Turnbull budget betrays this government’s deeply cynical and clumsy approach to our region and the rest of the world, the Australian Greens said today.

“We’re one of the richest nations on the planet, yet this government has decided for the fourth year in succession to further cut aid and development support to our poorest neighbours, and focus instead on increased funding for the military and enforcement at home,” Australian Greens Co-deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs, Defence and Aid spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Turnbull must do better than unquestioning subservience to Trump: Greens

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with President Trump in New York was weak and acquiescent, and did nothing to look out for Australia’s interests, Australian Greens Co-deputy Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today.   
 
“Watching Turnbull fawn over Trump and talk about our shared values was especially cringe-worthy. Which values of Trump’s does Turnbull share? The Prime Minister certainly isn’t speaking for most Australians.
 
“Australians don't value Trump’s enthusiasm for sexual assault. Australians don't value Trump’s compulsive dishonesty.
 

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Millions of lives in Korea depend on Trump responding rationally: Greens

Millions of lives on the Korean Peninsula now depend on United States President Donald Trump acting in an informed, considered and rational manner in the face of provocation, the Australian Greens said today. 

"A guy that loses his mind at a tweet is facing off with a guy who called a movie an act of war, and they're doing it with nuclear weapons," acting Australian Greens Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today. 

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Greens response to US unilateral airstrikes in Syria

The Australian Greens condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to dangerously escalate the violence in Syria.

“Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally bomb Syrian airbases with more than fifty Tomahawk cruise missiles is deeply fraught. The horror of the chemical weapons attack in Syria this week requires a credible, independent investigation, not a random barrage of missiles ordered by a clueless President,” Acting Australian Greens Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said.

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