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Australian Greens reaffirm leadership team

All Australian Greens parliamentary leadership positions were today spilled and reaffirmed, following routine procedures after an election.

Senator Richard Di Natale continues as Leader of the Australian Greens. Senators Larissa Waters Scott Ludlam continue as the Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leaders. Senator Rachel Siewert remains the party's Whip and Adam Bandt MP has taken on the role of Party Room Chair. All positions were uncontested and supported by Party Room consensus.

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WA Greens Senators returned to the Senate

Scott Ludlam 1 Aug 2016

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Senator Rachel Siewert have been re-elected to the Senate.

Senator Siewert said:

“Scott and I are thrilled to be returned to the Senate, we would like to thank the tireless volunteers who ran a remarkable field campaign to ensure our re-election.

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Greens NSW vote increases

Lee Rhiannon 3 Jul 2016

There was a swing to the Greens at a national and NSW level. 

In the House of Representatives the Greens nationally gained 9.96 per cent of the vote which is a 1.31 per cent increase on the 2013 result.

In the House of Representatives the Greens in NSW gained 8.61 per cent of the vote which is a 0.66 per cent increase on the 2013 result.

For the first time the Greens in NSW retained a Senate seat. The seat was won by Senator Lee Rhiannon in 2010. 

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Greens Senator Rhiannon in Tamworth on jobs, live exports, Leyonhjelm and guns

Lee Rhiannon 29 Jun 2016

Senator Lee Rhiannon will hold a press conference before “Give our kids a start” rally with Greens candidate for New England Mercurius Goldstein. 

Senator Rhiannon will comment on 

  • Senator Leyonhjelm links to dangerous fringe gun culture
  • Why Turnbull/Shorten under pressure to back a National ICAC
  • Support for “Give our kids a start” union rally outside Joyce office

WHEN:  10.45am Wednesday 29 June

WHERE:  Barnaby Joyce’s office White St, Tamworth 

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An independent alone cannot save TAFE or protect farms

Lee Rhiannon 28 Jun 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has backed the call from New England Greens candidate Mercurius Goldstein for voters to support the Greens before independent candidates.

"A vote for the Greens in New England is a vote for TAFE, a vote to secure Australia's farming future through sustainable agriculture, to protect the Liverpool Plains from coal mines and CSG, and to ensure we develop local jobs in the local livestock industry," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Rhiannon backs Carol Vernon on why vote for Greens before independents

Lee Rhiannon 27 Jun 2016

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27 June 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has given strong backing to the call from Cowper Greens candidate Carol Vernon for voters to support the Greens before independent candidates as the way to achieve the best outcome for local communities and the environment.

"A vote for Greens Cowper candidate Carol Vernon is a vote for policies that will rebuild and expand public services for the people of the mid north coast," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Greens a force for stability but Coalition divided

Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has laughed at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's assertion that that a re-elected Coalition would deliver stable government.

"Malcolm Turnbull rolled a first-term prime minister, presides over a divided party room with Tony Abbott waiting in the wings, and called a double dissolution in a desperate bid to earn a mandate from his own party," Senator Di Natale said.

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Greens formally launch 2016 election campaign

The Australian Greens have formally launched their 2016 campaign with the entire federal Greens party room, former party leaders Bob Brown and Christine Milne, and hundreds of supporters in Melbourne.

"I am so proud to lead this party that has the courage and vision to stand up for what matters," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Our 2016 federal election campaign is focused on protecting the climate that sustains our health, our environment and our economy, tackling inequality and charting a better way to deal with today's record levels of global displacement.

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Simms in the Senate Update - June 2016

This edition of Simms in the Senate covers Senator Robert Simms' recent work on promoting green jobs for SA, protecting the Great Australian Bight, standing with the community against a nuclear waste dump in regional SA, phasing out live animal export, and the latest campaign news on marriage equality, Safe Schools, tertiary education, and more.

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