The Australian Greens say there is no urgency to increase the debt ceiling beyond $400 billion but that there is an opportunity to end the confected debate of recent years and improve accountability and transparency of government debt.
Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson criticised the Abbott Government for taking the razor to jobs in Tasmania's vital science and research sector on the same day that Greens Education and Skills Minister Nick McKim announced $16M in funding to help train the Tasmanian scientists of the future.
Last weekend The Australian published a heavily edited version of my letter to the editor regarding anti-Semitism and justice for Palestine. While letters are often edited due to space limitations, the published version leaves out key words and even changes one phrase, altering the meaning of my original letter.
Australians Greens Leader Christine Milne has congratulated her colleague Senator Scott Ludlam with the news the recount will see him returned as a Greens Senator and as a tremendous representative for Western Australia.