Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed profound sadness at the passing of the great Nelson Mandela, but says the world will celebrate his life as a gift to South Africa, the world and all of humankind.
Senator Rhiannon highlights the ongoing crimes of the Israeli government, urging Australia not to be complicit in them. The first step to pressuring the Israeli government to comply with international law is for our government to cease military cooperation and military trade with Israel.
The Australian Greens today called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to rule out any payouts from the public purse to prop up the Tasmanian Liberals' reckless, self-interested obsession with the failed Tamar Valley pulp mill.
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.