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More coal equals more poverty, but the old parties don’t care: Bandt

More coal equals more poverty, but the old parties don’t care: Bandt

Greens spokesperson for climate change Adam Bandt MP today welcomed Oxfam’s latest report ‘More Coal Equals More Poverty’ and has reiterated The Greens’ call for the government to prohibit new coalmines and end public subsidies for coal.

“Oxfam’s report coincided with a poll showing only 7% of people want a billion dollars of public money to be used for funding the Adani Carmichael mega-coal mine,” Mr Bandt said.

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Costing reveals $24 billion hole in the government's climate policy

Costing reveals $24 billion hole in the government's climate policy

The Australian Greens have released a Parliamentary Budget Office costing that shows an additional $24 billion will be needed for the Emissions Reduction Fund if it is used to meet the government's climate targets.

The government describes the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) as "the central component in the Australian Government's policy suite to reduce emissions."

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Dutton is a cowardly bully with his ‘fake refugees’ claim: Bandt

Dutton is a cowardly bully with his ‘fake refugees’ claim: Bandt

Adam Bandt MP, The Greens Member for Melbourne, said question time today demonstrated that Peter Dutton is nothing more than a cowardly bully who beats up on refugees and then runs away when asked to account for himself.

Mr Bandt asked Peter Dutton to repeat in Parliament his recent claim that there were 7,500 “Fake Refugees” in Australia. There are penalties for misleading the Parliament. Peter Dutton refused to repeat his false claims.

Dutton is a cowardly bully with his ‘fake refugees’ claim: Bandt

 

Adam Bandt MP, The Greens Member for Melbourne, said question time today demonstrated that Peter Dutton is nothing more than a cowardly bully who beats up on refugees and then runs away when asked to account for himself.

 

Mr Bandt asked Peter Dutton to repeat in Parliament his recent claim that there were 7,500 “Fake Refugees” in Australia. There are penalties for misleading the Parliament. Peter Dutton refused to repeat his false claims.

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Grattan report reveals fears of lights out under Liberals

Grattan report reveals fears of lights out under Liberals

A Grattan Institute report released today shows that unless the government comes up with a coordinated national energy plan, the lights could go out next summer. Greens spokesperson for energy and climate change, Adam Bandt MP, today said that the government has spent so much time waging war on renewables that it has forgotten to do its real job and come up with a national electricity plan.

“This report suggests that unless a sensible national plan for electricity is implemented, the stability of the system can’t be guaranteed,” said Mr. Bandt.

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Greens welcome roadmap for research, but it’s all talk without funding: Bandt

Greens welcome roadmap for research, but it’s all talk without funding: Bandt

Greens spokesperson for science, research and innovation Adam Bandt MP has welcomed the government’s release of the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, but has reminded Minister Sinodinos and Minister Birmingham that without funding, the announcement is just an empty promise.

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Budget in climate denial: Bandt

Budget in climate denial: Bandt

The budget confirms that the government has no climate and energy plan, Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said today.

“There wasn’t a single mention in the Budget speech of the greatest challenge facing us and threatening the Australian way of life,” said Mr. Bandt.

 

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CSIRO censorship needs to stop: Bandt

CSIRO censorship needs to stop

Greens Science and Climate Change spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, said revelations regarding CSIRO curbing of climate scientists' public communications is deeply disturbing.

Mr Bandt called on the Turnbull government and CSIRO management to remove the gag from scientists and ensure they are able to give frank and fearless advice.

"This is an appalling situation. CSIRO scientists need their gag removed," Mr Bandt said.

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Turnbull’s thespian gas showmanship won’t bring prices down: Bandt

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Turnbull’s thespian gas showmanship won’t bring prices down: Bandt

Greens energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s forced announcement to impose export restrictions on gas producers won’t bring prices down.

“Intermittent announcements about gas from the Prime Minister won’t bring prices down below the high international price and do not constitute a national energy plan,” said Mr. Bandt

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Big Banks join housing war on young, need more APRA scrutiny on climate: Bandt

As the second report into the review of the Four Major Banks is released today, The Greens’ dissenting report has called for greater APRA scrutiny over the big banks’ climate exposure, including giving APRA the power to stop banks’ lending to new fossil fuel projects.

Greens MP and economics committee member Adam Bandt also said that the banks’ stubborn refusal to admit housing in Sydney and Melbourne was overpriced showed they had joined the war on the young. The Greens also repeated their call for a Royal Commission into the big banks.

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Prime Minister still has no national energy plan, stuck in endless loop of feasibility study announcements: Bandt

Prime Minister still has no national energy plan, stuck in endless loop of feasibility study announcements: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tasmanian pumped hydro shows that he is stuck in an endless loop of proclamations in hi-vis vests, none of which constitute a coherent national plan on energy policy.

“When large-scale renewables with storage could be rapidly rolled out and switched on, another feasibility study for pumped hydro won’t keep the lights on next year,” said Mr. Bandt.

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