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Abbott government must deny extremist entry to Australia

01 Aug 2014

Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has called on the Abbott government to deny an extremist alleged to have masterminded anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka entry to Australia. Gnanasara Thero, who has been instrumental in inciting hatred against religious minorities in Sri Lanka and who is the General Secretary of the extremist Bodu Bala Sena sect, has applied for a visa and intends to tour Australia. Gnanasara Thero has reportedly been denied entry to the UK, France and the US.

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Forrest wish-list overlooks action needed to end disadvantage

01 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens said today the Forrest review is more a wish list of a multi-millionaire than an evidenced-based analysis of the action needed to overcome disadvantage faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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Newman Government’s uranium push threatens economy, health, environment and ultimately the Great Barrier Reef

01 Aug 2014

The Newman Government’s new framework for uranium mining makes no economic or environmental sense and threatens the health of Queenslanders.

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Brandis presumption of terror guilt could trap journalists, aid workers

01 Aug 2014

New anti-terror laws outlined by the Coalition today could see humanitarian workers and journalists in war zones having to prove they are not criminals, say the Australian Greens.

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Newman says thanks but no thanks to community consultation

31 Jul 2014

The Newman Government’s 30-year plan, released today, ignores the results of the government’s own public consultation, supposedly used to develop the plan.

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Greens call on Government to reject Forrest recommendations

31 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens said today that Andrew Forrest's proposals for reforming the nation's income support system are punitive, will disempower people, entrench disadvantage and should be rejected immediately by Government.

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