Filter Articles

Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s capitulation to Tony Abbott is finally complete.

“Yet again, Tony Abbott has emerged victorious on climate change policy,” said Mr Bandt.

“This is the policy you get when you capitulate to the climate terrorists on your backbench. This is a policy of appeasement designed to please Tony Abbott and the other Trumps on the backbench.

Read more

ACCC calls BS on Turnbull/Abbott war on renewable subsidies: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the ACCC report has confirmed that power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the electricity system, not because of renewable energy.

“The consumer watchdog has belled the cat. Power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the system, not because of renewable energy targets,” said Mr Bandt.

“The ACCC has called BS on Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott’s war on renewable subsidies.

Read more

International fur ban puts limit on kangaroo products

MEDIA RELEASE

12 October 2017

International fur ban puts limit on kangaroo products            

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has congratulated Humane Society US and its Italian-based animal welfare group LAV, for their work in achieving a permanent ban on the use of fur in Gucci fashion.

“The ban on the use of fur by an international label is particularly significant for Australia as it includes a ban on the use of kangaroo fur,” Senator Rhiannon said.

Read more

Congratulations Dr Samantha Ratnam, our new Victorian Greens Leader

Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale has welcomed the announcement of Dr Samantha Ratnam as the new leader of the Victorian Greens. Samantha was announced as leader in Melbourne today, with Nina Springle selected as her deputy.

“Samantha is an outstanding community leader and has committed so much of her time to helping make our nation better,” Senator Di Natale said.

Read more

Gun ownership research reveals critical need for national firearms registry

Media Release

12 October 2017

Gun ownership research reveals critical need for national firearms registry

New research by the Greens shows the extraordinary numbers of guns owned by private individuals in Australia and the urgent need for a national firearms registry across Australia.

Detailed gun data is available from NSW, the ACT and South Australia and it shows private individuals owning hundreds of guns in suburban Sydney, Newcastle and Adelaide.

Read more

Penalty Rates decision shows labour laws broken and parliament must now override cuts: Bandt

Penalty Rates decision shows labour laws broken and parliament must now override cuts: Bandt 

Our labour laws are broken if they allow cuts to the wages of low paid workers and Parliament must now step in and back the Greens' move to override cuts to penalty rates, Greens workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said today. 

Unions have lost their legal bid to overturn the Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers.

Read more

Dutton shifts his prisoners between islands

Peter Dutton trying to move his Manus Island prisoners to Nauru is a cruel and unfair move which reeks of panic and desperation, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.

“The men on Manus Island have suffered long enough, yet Dutton wants to take them out of one frying pan and straight into another one,” Senator McKim said.

“Amnesty International says the conditions in Dutton’s Nauru prison amount to torture – it is clearly not a suitable place for people seeking asylum.”

Read more

Abbott a dangerous fool who still runs the show: Bandt

Abbott a dangerous fool who still runs the show: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Tony Abbott is a dangerous fool who could be simply ignored were it not for his ability to dictate Malcolm Turnbull's climate policy.

“Tony Abbott is a dangerous fool who could simply be ignored were it not for his power to write Malcolm Turnbull's climate policy,” said Mr Bandt.

“In ditching a clean energy target, Malcolm Turnbull is now publicly cowering before his new master, Tony Abbott.

Read more

Tony Abbott should be disendorsed for his promotion of climate change denialism

Read more