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14 things we learned in Senate estimates

01 Nov 2015

Senate estimates is supposed to be where we learn things about how the government is spending taxpayers' dollars. So we tried to do that.


Deregulation finally dead – huge win for staff, students, families, unions

01 Oct 2015

The community-led campaign against the deregulation of higher education fees wins out!


To the members of Parliament of Norway

29 May 2015

To the members of the Parliament of Norway

We write to you today from a country across the globe already severely impacted by global warming, Australia.


Greens 2015 budget-in-reply speech

14 May 2015

The real test of a budget is not just in the numbers, but in whether the decisions that underpin it make Australia a better nation.


No time for looking back

14 May 2015

The year 2015 will be seen in retrospect as the year of step-change for solar and renewables more generally. 2013 marked the year that more renewables were deployed globally than fossil fuels.  In 2014 a Saudi-government backed conglomerate funded by their oil profits made history in a small, but very significant way when they won a tender to supply large scale solar in neighbouring Dubai. Without any subsidies of any form, they got the project up for just 6 cents a kilowatt hour.


Christine Milne's Final Press Club Address as Leader of the Australian Greens

12 May 2015

I begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their elders past and present. In doing so I condemn in the strongest terms the Prime Minister’s decision last year to slash $500m from Aboriginal programmes and his decision to back Western Australian Colin Barnett in closing remote communities in WA, claiming they are a ‘lifestyle choice’. This funding must be restored in this year’s budget. After so long in politics working for the apology, working towards reconciliation, recognition in the Constitution; it is very clear to me that if we are genuine about reconciliation, closing the gap and respecting Aboriginal connection to country, then Australia’s history of forced dispossession must not be repeated. National stories only mean something if they are backed by consistent, philosophical action. That is what it will take to get the recognition in the Constitution that we need for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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