07 Apr 2010
The Greens are calling for a Royal Commission into how the events that lead to the grounding of the coal ship Shen Neng 1 on the Great Barrier Reef occured. Certainly, the coal industry should be held to account, and with plans to expand shipping traffic in this region carrying coal and natural gas exports, this is an urgent situation that must be addressed immediately.
We are asking you to add your voice to this call – sign this petition, and join the thousands of Australians demanding answers, action and accountability from the state and federal governments entrusted with the care of the Great Barrier Reef.
28 Feb 2013
The Coalition’s immigration spokesperson Scott Morrison has called for a freeze on bridging visas, special ‘behaviour protocols’ for refugees and asylum seekers, and police notifications whenever refu
25 Jun 2012
Ten years ago, the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established and Australian David Hicks became one of the first inmates.
05 Sep 2011
The live exports industry is responsible for the brutal exploitation of animals around the world.
28 May 2009
The Government plans to remove two of the three work eligibility criteria from the Independence Test for Youth Allowance, effective from January 2010.
This impacts greatly on prospective university students who have deferred their studies, embarked upon a gap year and worked in good faith that they would qualify as Independent and be able to leave home to start university.
30,700 students are estimated to be affected by the removal of these work eligibility criteria, and despite the Government's assurances, we are yet to know how many of those 30,700 will be eligible for income support under the changes.
17 Jan 2013
As parents, we expect that the people caring for and educating our children will be well qualified. Currently this just isn’t the case and it needs to be fixed.
05 Dec 2011
The Baillieu government is attempting to push ahead with the East-West tunnel previously proposed by the Brumby government and has sought $30 million from Federal Infrastructure Australia for further
29 Sep 2010
The Australian community wants marriage equality in our laws. The Greens get it. Julia & Tony, why don’t you?
21 Sep 2011