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Future of our forests treated as little more than garbage

17 Apr 2015

The Greens have said the commencement of a review into the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement heralds a new age of forest destruction.

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Abbott must do for scientists what he did for ADF personnel

17 Apr 2015

Greens Deputy Leader and science and industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today called for the government to do for our scientists what it did for our defence personnel and abandon its unfair bargaining policy.

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Use of Australian coal down, down and staying down

17 Apr 2015

New figures show China imported 42 per cent less coal in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year, with analysts saying it's a signal demand for Australian coal will continue to fall.

"We need to leave it in the ground, simple as that," said Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne.

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ANZ’s entry into Financial Advice mess shows Royal Commission still needed

16 Apr 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Consumer Affairs, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that revelations that ANZ charged 8,500 clients for a service they never received shows that more needs to be done to root out problems in the sector.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “It has only taken a few Senate inquiry hearings to pressure the banks to reveal systemic problems within the financial advice sector.

“Imagine what might be exposed if a Royal Commission was established and given powers to investigate the sector properly.

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Abbott holding our health to ransom

16 Apr 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today responded to the Australian Medical Association’s damning public hospital report card.

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Senate voting reform about ending backroom preference deals

16 Apr 2015

The Greens have reaffirmed their support for Senate voting reform and criticised Senator David Leyonhjelm’s self-interested opposition to giving voters greater control of their preferences.

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