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Ground breaking report sets secure future for south east forests

Lee Rhiannon 17 May 2016

Greens Eden Monaro candidate Tamara Ryan and Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon have strongly backed a ground breaking report by the NSW National Parks Association that details how the Regional Forests Agreements have failed.

“The NPA Report sets out clear evidence of why the RFAs have failed to protect forests and provides a path that will save our south east forests,” Ms Ryan said. 

“The big RFA lie that successive federal and state governments have used to justify destructive logging of south east forests has now been exposed. 

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Only party preferencing Liberals is Labor: Bandt

Adam Bandt 10 May 2016

Greens Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt MP today said the only party preferencing the Liberals is Labor.

“There is no deal. Let's be clear about what is going on here. Labor is desperately pleading for Liberal preferences to hang on to their inner-city seats,” Mr Bandt said.

“The most likely deal is one between Labor and Liberal, just like at the last election, where they joined up to try and stop the Greens from winning Melbourne.”

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Cowper - Greens Senate team joins local candidate on election campaign trail

The Greens NSW Senate team are spending the first week of the election campaign on the mid north coast working with Carol Vernon, Greens candidate for Cowper.

Ms Vernon said “We will be talking to voters about the Greens plan to clean up politics, boost jobs on the mid north coast, expand renewable energy, start construction of High Speed Rail and back more funding for TAFE. 

“We have a jam packed program for our Senate team and we will be working from one end of the electorate to the other visiting all the main towns. 

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IT’S ON: Greens offer courage & vision in face of double disappointment

The Australian Greens have welcomed the election being called today, saying Australians deserve better than the double-disappointment they're getting from the Liberal-National Coalition and Labor.

"Global warming, the unprecedented number of people seeking asylum around the world, inequality, transforming our economy: these are the challenges of our time and it's the Greens who are providing leadership," said Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

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WA Greens ready for election 2016

Scott Ludlam 8 May 2016

Climate change, refugees, housing affordability, inequality and threats to our environment have galvanised the largest grassroots campaign ever organised by the Greens (WA) with hundreds of volunteers already doorknocking and phone banking for the upcoming election.

“We are ready. We have been preparing the Greens biggest grass-roots, volunteer driven campaign ever organised in WA. I am incredibly excited,” said Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

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Williamtown in crisis, Turnbull government offers peanuts

Lee Rhiannon 6 May 2016

State Liberal MP Niall Blair has admitted in parliament that there is tension between the Baird and Turnbull governments over the federal government’s response to the contamination crisis at Williamtown and other sites, Greens NSW Senator said today.

‘Clearly there is enormous tension between the state and federal Liberal-National governments on this matter.

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Final Budget of Abbott-Turnbull government lays bare the economic policy failures for Tasmania

Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, says that last night’s Federal Budget is an admission of failure by the Liberals to deliver for Tasmania's economy.

“First the Government wound up their $6.5 million employment incentive aimed at attracting 2000 jobs; it ending up employing just 160 people.

“The Cadbury’s $15 million grant was a farce from beginning to end. A cent of the money has been yet to be spent despite the Government’s term effectively being over.

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Turnbull rules for rich - $6 b ripped out education, health; $12b tax breaks for business

Lee Rhiannon 4 May 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first budget that will drive increasing inequality with its tax breaks for the very wealthy is a reminder why this budget should be the last for this Liberal-National government, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said. 

“This is a cruel budget that rips $6b out of education, health, welfare and the public sector while handing over $12b in tax cuts and tax breaks for companies and the very wealthy,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

“This budget is a huge setback for the people of NSW. 

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