04 Nov 2011
The Australian Greens have urged the federal government to fulfil all recommendations in the Human Rights Commission's report into an Iranian family who was badly damaged by the immigration detention system.
03 Nov 2011
The Australian Greens agree with professional bodies the Law Council of Australia, Law Institute of Victoria and Victoria Legal Aid which have all expressed concern proposed amendments to the Migration Act.
02 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke to Ross Solly on 666ABC radio today after legislation which ensures the democratic rights of territory citizens won't be overturned at the whim of a federal minister passed federal parliament last night, the first Greens bill to become law.
Other topics included asylum seekers, Qantas and the Coalition, the delinking of the government's proposed tax break for big business from the watered-down mining tax legislation, and coal seam gas.
02 Nov 2011
Sarah Hanson-Young's door stop at the Senate entrance on the unfolding Java boat tragedy.
01 Nov 2011
Audio from Sen. Hanson-Young's 8:15pm door stop on the Java boat tragedy.
01 Nov 2011
The Australian Greens have expressed their condolences after at least seven asylum seekers drowned off the Indonesian island of Java earlier today.
31 Oct 2011
Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (14:27): My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice, Minister Joe Ludwig. Can the government confirm that the Indonesian consulate is currently investigating 40 cases of alleged minors being held in relation to people smuggling in Australian adult jails: 16 cases in Western Australia, two cases in Victoria, 14 in New South Wales, one in the Northern Territory and seven in Queensland? In connection with this, can the government inform the Senate exactly how many minors are being held in Australian adult jails?
28 Oct 2011
Reports today that the ambulance called to Villawood to attend the suicide of a detainee on Tuesday night was phoned by a member of the public outside the facility is another reason why there must be 24-hour medical care at all detention centres, the Greens said today.
27 Oct 2011
Sarah appeared on 774 ABC Melbourne this morning with Rafael Epstein talking the latest suicide at the Villawood detention centre.
26 Oct 2011
Audio from Sarah's door stop in Adelaide about the suicide overnight of a 27-year-old Sri Lankan man at the Villawood immigration detention centre.