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Bandt supports Webb Dock community protest

Bandt supports Webb Dock community protest

Greens’ employment spokesperson, Adam Bandt, today offered support to the community protest at Webb Dock and said it highlighted that Australia’s labour laws were broken.

“Australia is fast becoming a place where companies can use the full force of the law to avoid bargaining with workers over fair wages and conditions,” said Mr Bandt.

 

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Sick and disturbing that emissions continue to rise: Bandt

Sick and disturbing that emissions continue to rise: Bandt

In response to reports that Australia’s emissions over the past year are rising, with projections that our transport emissions could be the highest on record, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today expressed his fury at the government’s climate denialism.

“It’s hard to believe that in 2017, when every country not ruled by a megalomaniac is trying to reduce their emissions, Australia’s emissions continue to rise,” said Mr Bandt.

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AGL Liddell plan slap in face for PM: Greens

AGL Liddell plan slap in face for PM: Greens

Australian Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP and NSW Greens energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham say energy giant AGL’s Liddell plan, released today, is a stinging rebuke to Malcolm Turnbull’s coal obsession.

The plan focuses on renewables, battery storage, demand management, new technologies and some gas peaking power to replace the ageing coal plant over coming decade. 

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High Court ruling means right to strike at risk

High Court ruling means right to strike at risk

Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the judgement handed down by the High Court in the case between ESSO and the AWU has highlighted the flaws in the Fair Work Act which must be fixed.

“As wages flatline and penalty rates are cut, this decision will corrode people’s rights at work even further,” said Mr Bandt.

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Greens call on ALP to back family and domestic violence bill

Greens call on ALP to back family and domestic violence bill

Greens spokesperson for employment Adam Bandt MP today welcomed Labor’s announcement to match Greens policy to legislate for 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave, but said instead of waiting till the next election, Bill Shorten should get behind the Greens’ bill and pass the bill the next time Parliament sits.

The Greens recently released a bill to legislate 10 days’ paid family and domestic violence leave and were due to introduce it in this session of Parliament, until Malcolm Turnbull altered sitting times.

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Greens to legislate for family and domestic violence leave

Greens to legislate for family and domestic violence leave

The Greens are stepping up pressure on the old parties to support family and domestic violence leave, introducing a bill to Parliament to legislate ten days’ leave.

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Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull’s coal-huggers: Greens

Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull’s coal-huggers: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP and Victorian Greens climate and energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell MP today said that Daniel Andrews has betrayed renewables by backing in the NEG at COAG on Friday.

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Coal unreliable and Alinta spending a billion on a ‘stranded asset’

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Alinta’s decision to spend over a billion dollars to purchase a dirty coal-fired power station will come back to haunt them.

“Victoria can’t rely on coal,” said Mr Bandt.

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Modelling confirms NEG sabotages renewables

Modelling confirms NEG sabotages renewables

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the latest modelling for the proposed ‘National Energy Guarantee’ confirms that the NEG sabotages investment in renewables.

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Extreme weather report predicts massive damage, even without climate change

Extreme weather report predicts massive damage, even without climate change

Greens climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today commented on a report by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities, which warned that the economic cost of extreme weather could reach $39 billion per year by 2050 – without considering any additional impact from climate change.

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