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Statement on the Australian Greens MPs Party Room Meeting

Statement from Australian Greens Whip Sen. Rachel Siewert:

Today the Australian Greens Party Room met and re-affirmed the positions of our leadership team.

Following a customary spill of the leadership positions, the roles of Leader, Co-Deputy Leader and Whip have all been returned without challenge. The rotating position of Party Room Chair has moved from Adam Bandt MP to Sen. Janet Rice.

The leadership roles for the 46th Parliament are as follows:

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Statement from Macnamara

GreensMPs 2 Apr 2019

Statement from David Jeffery

 

I want to apologise unreservedly to the Jewish community for the comments I made on Facebook equating the actions of the Israeli government in the Occupied Territories with genocide. These comments were made without thinking through their full ramifications and I never intended to cause harm to the Jewish people.

 

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Greens announce Julian Burnside as candidate for Kooyong

Julian Burnside AO QC will stand for the Greens in the electorate of Kooyong at the upcoming federal election, said Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale.

"I’m so excited to be able to announce that Julian Burnside is running as a candidate for the Greens in Kooyong. It’s going to be a tough contest, no question, but we’re in with a real shot now," said Senator Di Natale.

"This Government has been an absolute disaster and no one personifies their absolute failure to take meaningful action on climate change and refugees like Josh Frydenberg. 

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Statement from Richard Di Natale on Greens NSW Review

Last night the Australian Greens National Council resolved to work with the NSW Greens to help it undertake a formal and independent review of Greens NSW structures and processes, including complaints processes and the Greens NSW Constitution. It also reaffirmed, that in the best interests of the party, Jeremy Buckingham should stand aside from the Upper House ticket at the next election.
 

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Australian Greens Co-Convenors statement on Greens NSW Review

GreensMPs 19 Dec 2018

The Australian Greens have reached a constructive, consensus agreement that will see it partner with the NSW Greens to undertake a formal and independent review of Greens NSW structures and processes including complaints processes and the Greens NSW Constitution.

This resolution will help to ensure the integrity of the NSW review and facilitate healing within the NSW Party Room.   

The review process is consistent with Greens founding principles and constitution, by empowering both MPs and grassroots members of the NSW Greens to be actively involved in the process.

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A vote for change at the Wentworth by-election

The Wentworth by-election has become a referendum on climate change and refugees and is a unique opportunity to send a message to the Liberals who don’t deserve to govern.

 

Our Greens candidate has run a great campaign. It’s important to turn out tomorrow and to vote for our excellent Greens candidate, Dom WY Kanak, if you want action on climate change and refugees.

 

After that I urge voters to take note of Kerryn’s progressive views on refugees and climate change which are a welcome change from both the major parties.

 

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Richard's statement on Lee's resignation

I want to thank Lee Rhiannon for her many years of dedicated service to the people of New South Wales and to the Greens during her time as an elected representative.

Lee has devoted her life to fighting for a better world and particularly to giving a voice for communities fighting oppression across the globe.

Lee has made a significant contribution in improving our democracy through political donations reform, as well as advancing animal welfare.

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No government can be excused for discriminating against disabled Australians

GreensMPs 9 Mar 2018

The Australian Greens have praised a decision by the Australian Human Rights Commission denying the Queensland government a temporary exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act for their new rail network.

Disability rights spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has condemned the government’s attempt to weasel out of their obligation to disabled Australians to ensure access to their public transport network, and the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

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Any new Coalition agreement must be made public: Greens

GreensMPs 23 Feb 2018

Following Barnaby Joyce's resignation as Nationals Leader, Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale has called for any new agreement between the Liberals and the Nationals to be made public. 

"Barnaby Joyce has finally done what he should have done weeks ago and resigned as Leader of the Nationals," Senator Di Natale said. 

"Instead of resigning when serious allegations of wrongdoing were made public weeks ago, he's acted in his own self interest in an attempt to cling onto power.

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