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Statement regarding MH17

"This weekend, Melbourne was looking forward to having people return home and to welcoming international guests and researchers," said Mr Bandt.

"Melbourne has been getting ready for some time for the AIDS 2014 conference, and people will be hit hard.

"Thousands of lives will be touched by this tragedy.

"Any one of us in this country could have been on that plane.

"As the member for Melbourne and on behalf of the Greens, our thoughts today are with everyone touched by this horrible event."

Earlier today, Adam Bandt also addressed Parliament about MH17.  

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Lib/Lab Deal Serves Up Qantas to Overseas Governments

“Labor and Tony Abbott have let overseas governments into the cockpit of Qantas,” said Greens Industry spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP. 

“The Greens have been pushing for the majority of Qantas jobs to stay onshore and we are pleased that appears to have been agreed to by the government."


“However, under the proposal that has been cooked up, it will be possible for an overseas airline, backed by their own government, to take a controlling stake in Qantas."

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AUDIO: Adam morning press conference_Wed July 16 2014

AUDIO: Adam tells the media why the big four banks should pay a fair levy.

And why the Greens will move in the Senate today to ensure offshore workers are paid fairly and covered by Australian laws so that they are not exploited.

https://soundcloud.com/adam-bandt-media/adam-press-morning-press-conference-wed-jul-16

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Greens Defend People's Rights at Work: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and Workplace Relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today announced that the Greens will block an attempt by Tony Abbott to curtail employment rights, by moving to disallow the Fair Work Amendment (Protected Industrial Action) Regulation 2014. The regulation weakens employees' rights to bargain, especially in Western Australia.

“For Western Australia, which has not referred its industrial relations powers to the Commonwealth, this regulation would give that State’s Employment Minister greater powers to restrict legitimate industrial action, but without extending the full protections of the Fair Work Act to WA employees," said Mr Bandt.

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Tony Abbott refuses to provide East-West business case to Parliament

The Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt MP, today condemned Tony Abbott for treating the Commonwealth Parliament and Victorian taxpayers with contempt over the East-West toll road in Melbourne.

“The Senate required the Abbott Government provide it with the full business case for the East-West toll road by July 7. Tony Abbott’s refusal shows contempt for the public, who have a right to know the dodgy numbers behind the toll road,” said Mr Bandt.

“Tony Abbott is treating Victorians with utter contempt by refusing to release the East-West toll road business case.

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