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Revelations a road pricing inquiry will be shelved until after the election shows Morrison government has no plan or ambition in developing sound transport policy, say Greens

The revelations that the Morrison government will again delay an inquiry into road pricing shows they are willing to jeopardise sound transport policy and planning in favour of clinging to power, say the Australian Greens.

“The road pricing inquiry was announced three years ago and we’ve had zero movement since then,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens transport spokesperson.

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Snowy 2.0 isn’t enough: Greens

Snowy 2.0 isn’t enough: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today responded to the Snowy Hydro 2.0 announcement, noting that if the government was serious about energy storage, it would put in place a national storage target and incentives for storage across the electricity network.

“Snowy Hydro is not enough,” said Mr Bandt.

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ERF funding better spent on coal communities

Scott Morrison’s Emissions Reduction Fund is nothing more than a rort designed to funnel taxpayers’ money to his big coal mates and the funding would be better spent helping coal communities to transition, said Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale.

“Coal is the world’s biggest driver of climate change and Australia is the world’s biggest exporter of coal. Without a plan to shift away from coal, this government has no plan to fight climate change, ”said Senator Di Natale.

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Morrison's scheme an expensive climate hoax: Bandt

Morrison's scheme an expensive climate hoax: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said Scott Morrison's latest climate 'policy' was an expensive hoax that had no plan to deal with coal.

"There's nothing in this expensive fig-leaf that deals with coal, and if you don't have a plan for coal, you're not serious about climate change," said Mr Bandt.

"This policy will not ensure a safe climate.

"A climate policy that doesn't deal with coal is like a car without wheels. It's an expensive way of going nowhere.

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A Home For All: The Greens Plan for 500,000 New Public & Community Homes

Mehreen Faruqi 21 Feb 2019

The Australian Greens have a plan to more than double the amount of social housing across Australia by building 500,000 new ecologically sustainable and fully accessible homes, with a net addition of 33,000 dwellings each year. The homes would be funded by scrapping negative gearing and capital gains tax exemptions, as well as redirecting part of the banking levy on major banks.

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Bramble Cay Melomys extinction the tip of the iceberg: Greens

Janet Rice 21 Feb 2019

The first mammal to go extinct in the world from climate change, the Bramble Cay Melomys, is just the tip of the iceberg, say the Australian Greens.

“This is a national tragedy, but the extinction of the Bramble Cay Melomys is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice, Chair of the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s animal extinction crisis.

“Climate change is pushing other threatened animals to the brink of extinction, yet the Morrison government’s lack of action means nothing is being done to protect them.”

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Greens call on Labor to back Marles over coal

Greens call on Labor to back Marles over coal

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, responded today to the comments from Labor frontbencher, Richard Marles, that “The global market for thermal coal has collapsed, and wonderful – that’s a good thing – because what that implies is the world is acting in relation to climate change.”

Quotes attributable to Mr Bandt:

“He’s right. That’s why Richard and Labor should support my bill to phase out thermal coal.” 

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Shorten capitulates on Medevac Bill

“Just when you begin to hope that the Labor Party was starting to find a backbone on refugees, Bill Shorten has gone to water,” said Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale.  
 
“Despite his Deputy saying the Government’s policy to transfer sick patients to Christmas island for treatment was ‘difficult to understand’ and his Immigration spokesperson saying the reopening the centre was ‘silly’, Bill Shorten thinks it’s ‘fine’.
 

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