The British monarchy is a racist, colonial institution. It is a relic of the British Empire, and it shouldn't exist. But, sadly, here we are in this chamber discussing a motion to congratulate yet another monarch on whatever anniversary it is now.
Wetlands are some of the largest carbon reservoirs on earth, storing more than one-third of the world’s terrestrial carbon. In the last 50 years, where data is available, inland and coastal wetlands have declined by around 35 per cent worldwide, three times the rate for forests.
The Australian Greens have today launched the first part of their policy platform for the 2022 election, showcasing a broad policy agenda that promises transformative politics to kick the Liberals out, tax the billionaires and big corporations, and expand essential services.
The updated website launch reveals the shape of the Greens platform for the upcoming election, and hints at the direction the party would push in a shared power Parliament.
What a huge privilege it is to represent my wonderful state of New South Wales in the Senate. Thank you so much to my colleagues for nominating me and, especially today, it is wonderful to be joined by two incredible black senators, Senator Cox and Senator Thorpe, and be standing here with our team, which actually respect and celebrate First Nations culture and diversity in Australia.
With the confirmation of new Senator for Western Australia Dorinda Cox today, Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has put the Greens on election footing with a reshuffle of the Greens’ ‘shadow Ministerial’ portfolios that prioritises the party’s key campaign areas and sets the party up for ‘balance of power’ negotiations in the likely event of a minority Parliament.