I would like to thank everyone who supported me in taking my place in here over the election campaign, particularly my family, Senator Siewert and the formidable Greens team who worked so hard so that both of us could be here tonight.
Greens spokesperson for housing Senator Lee Rhiannon has commented on reports that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison argued in cabinet to tighten negative gearing concessions.
Greens spokesperson for democracy Senator Lee Rhiannon has commented on reports that Senator Sam Dastyari’s Register of Interests reveals that a private education provider donated money to cover costs when the Senator exceeded his publicly funded travel allowance.
South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said that she will focus on reigning in and scrutinising so called 'free' trade deals, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in her new role as the party's spokesperson on Trade.
With the ban on fracking announced in Victoria, the Australian Greens will move for a nation-wide ban on fracking to protect farmland and water and call on federal Labor to follow their state colleagues and back the move.