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Greens plan would secure long-term funding for domestic violence services for Victoria

26 May 2016

The Australian Greens have announced a plan to provide long-term, secure funding for domestic violence services, which would see an estimated $1.25 billion boost to specialist services in Victoria.   

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Greens commit $5 billion in long-term, secure funding for domestic violence services

26 May 2016

The Australian Greens have today announced a $5 billion plan over ten years to provide long-term, secure funding for domestic violence services, as part of a comprehensive domestic violence services package.   

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Greens urban forest plan to protect Point Peron

25 May 2016

Plan to permanently protect Point Peron under Urban Forest scheme.

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Greg Hunt's wind stunt won't fool Tasmania

25 May 2016

Senator Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on Greg Hunt’s visit to Robbins Island to talk up wind farm prospects.

“There have been very few Environment Ministers who have done more to damage Tasmania’s renewable investment opportunities than Greg Hunt.

“Minister Hunt oversaw the end of the carbon price, the gutting of the RET, twice voted to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and recently he cut $1 billion from the renewable energy fund ARENA.

“If Greg Hunt thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of Tasmanians via this fly-in fly-out stunt he has much to learn - we are not stupid.

“Tasmania needs to work on improving its own domestic renewable options before exploring any second Basslink options. Otherwise we run the risk of simply becoming a regular importer of coal-fired energy from the mainland.

“And until the mainland deals with its massive oversupply of dirty power from coal-fired power plants, it is hard to see how any additional exporting of renewable energy power from Tasmania would be viable.

“The Greens have a policy of increasing the Renewable Energy Target and phasing out coal-fired power plants which would provide genuine opportunities for renewable energy investment in Tasmania,” he concluded.

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PEFO confirms need for more active fiscal policy: Greens

25 May 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook released today confirms there are bleak economic conditions ahead if the government continues with its fiscal policy.

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Greens release plan for giant boost to science and research

25 May 2016

The Australian Greens want to put Australia on a path to spending 4% of GDP on science and research by 2030.

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