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takayna/Tarkine blockade bust condemned

The Greens have condemned this morning's intense operation to remove peaceful protesters from defending the ancient forests in takayna/Tarkine from being flattened for a proposed toxic tailings dam. 

Quotes attributable to Greens senator for lutruwita/Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson: 

“This smacks of cynical politics – it looks to me like another attempt to inflame a long-standing environmental battle in takayna/Tarkine by the Government  for its own self-interest. 

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Greens ready to fight for the future in lutruwita/Tasmania

The Greens welcome the federal election finally being called for Saturday 21 May 2022. 

The Greens’ federal election candidates for lutruwita/Tasmania have remained united and ready for the official federal election campaign call since their candidacy was first announced in September 2021.

The Greens federal election candidates for lutruwita/Tasmania are: 

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Greens election campaign: focus on climate to seize balance of power

Adam Bandt 10 Apr 2022

Finally, the election has been called.

Greens Leader Adam Bandt has said it’s a relief to finally have a date when people can vote to kick the Liberals out and put the Greens in the balance of power. 

Mr Bandt said that after kicking the Liberals out, the Greens would push to: 

  • take climate action by stopping new coal and gas mines 

  • get dental and mental health into Medicare

  • fix the housing affordability crisis

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Green is GO! Greens ready to fight for South Australia

As the official election campaign is called, the Greens have launched their bid to put South Australia and climate action front and centre, with the party vying to double their representation in SA and balance of power in the Senate.

The Greens will run candidates in every seat and will campaign hard to elect Barbara Pocock to join Senator Sarah Hanson-Young in the Senate following the election on May 21.

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A real plan for Tasmanian women

 

This election is a real chance to deliver for Tasmanian women, with the Greens in the balance of power to push the next government to go further on preventing violence, fixing the gender pay gap, and improving paid parental leave.

Lines attributable to Greens Senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson:

“Women’s equality is not just women’s work.”

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Urgent government action needed to fix Tasmanian rental affordability

The release of the April edition of CoreLogic's Quarterly Rental Review report is yet another indication that government must take urgent action to tackle rental affordability. 

The report shows Hobart's rents have increased by another 8.7% in the last 12 months. Disturbingly it also shows the cost to rent a house in the state capital has grown by 55.9% in the last 10 years, with the median rental rate now at $547 a week. 

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Labor lockstep with Liberal on tax to drive US-style inequality in Australia

Adam Bandt 4 Apr 2022

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, says Labor’s appeasement to right-wing flat tax reforms and keeping tax breaks for trusts and property investors is a death knell for Australian egalitarianism. 

Quotes attributable to Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP:

“Liberal and Labor are now in lockstep on tax cuts for the rich, sounding the death knell for social democracy. Liberal and Labor are marching Australia towards US-style inequality. 

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Federal Government scraps recovery plans for Tasmanian flora and fauna at risk of extinction

Tasmanian species on the brink of extinction have today lost their federally funded recovery plans despite the Federal Government being well aware that these critical plans expired today.

This includes recovery plans for some of Tasmania’s most iconic birds, such as the critically endangered swift parrot, the forty-spotted pardalote, King Island brown thornbill, King Island scrubtit as well as the Wedge-tailed Eagle.

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