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Greens urge PM to accept Victorian offer to let asylum seekers stay

06 Feb 2016
The Australian Greens have today urged Malcolm Turnbull to accept the Victorian Government’s offer to give refuge to the 267 asylum seekers slated for deportation to Nauru.
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Drop the Warrant, Give back his Passport

05 Feb 2016

After the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) found in his favour, the UK government should cancel the arrest warrant on Julian Assange and return his Australian passport, Australian Greens Deputy Leader Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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PM must condemn Dutton’s racist dog-whistle

05 Feb 2016

The draft cabinet briefing, reportedly prepared for the Immigration Minister and leaked to the media today, proposing a radical overhaul of the nation's visa and citizenship systems is an embarrassment to the nation, the Australian Greens have said.

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Liberal flat-tax proposal throwback to Joh Bjelke-Petersen

05 Feb 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said the flat-tax proposal for income tax floated by Liberals MP Dan Tehan today is a throwback to Joh Bjelke-Petersen that would increase inequality in Australia.

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Turnbull ‘mum’ on fate of refugee babies & children

04 Feb 2016

In response to his first question since yesterday’s High Court decision concerning the fate of the 37 babies and 90 children living in Australia, directed to him in Question Time by Greens MP Adam Bandt, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull refused to commit to not sending these children currently living in Australia to Nauru.

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Liberals crush Tasmania’s economic advantage in climate and Antarctic science

04 Feb 2016

Greens spokesperson for Antarctic issues Senator Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on the reported CSIRO job cuts:

“I am devastated to hear of the hundreds of jobs to be lost across CSIRO especially those 110 supposedly to be lost from the Oceans and Atmosphere division.

“The flagship for the Oceans and Atmosphere division is located in Battery Point, Hobart and is a critical component of Tasmania’s Antarctic and climate sector.

 

“The Antarctic and climate sector is clearly one of Tasmania’s leading economic opportunities and these sackings are a demoralising blow to its future.

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