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What has the PM got to hide?

30/07/2019

Greens MP Adam Bandt commenting on the PM and the Crown Scandal said today:
 
"Yesterday, the PM said he had no information his Ministers had done anything wrong, despite reports two Ministers pressured the Home Affairs department on behalf of Crown.
 
"This morning the Attorney General referred the Crown visa scandal to the ACLEI, but that body can’t investigate Ministers and former Ministers, especially regarding the Prime Minister’s statement of ministerial standards.
 
"This afternoon in Question Time, the Prime Minister refused to answer my questions about whether he had satisfied himself his Ministers had done nothing wrong, handballing it to the Attorney-General.
 
"What has the Prime Minister got to hide? Only the Prime Minister can enforce his Ministerial standards, but it appears his approach is ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’.
 
"Meanwhile the Labor opposition is missing in action, not asking one question about the scandal and joining with the government to vote down a Parliamentary inquiry which could have investigated Ministers and former Ministers.
 
"Liberal and Labor are running a protection racket for Ministers and former Ministers with connections to Crown casino."

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WE SHOULD FEAR THE END OF FRANK AND FEARLESS ADVICE UNDER MORRISON: BANDT

Greens spokesperson for the public service, Adam Bandt MP, today commented on reports that the Prime Minister will make ‘immediate and sweeping reforms’ to the public service, warning that the Greens will fight to defend the public service from any attempts by an increasingly authoritarian government to weaken it.
 
“Without a policy agenda, this government seeks only to destroy,” said Mr Bandt.
 

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GREENS DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND SUPPORT FOR CLIMATE STRIKERS

At the Australian Greens National Conference last weekend, the Australian Greens moved and passed a motion declaring a climate emergency, and a motion calling on people to join in the September 20 climate strike. Greens Deputy Leader and climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said it was now time for other parties and parliaments across Australia to join the Greens by demonstrating their unequivocal recognition of the scale of the crisis facing us.
 
“A climate emergency requires an emergency response. It means putting the climate crisis at the centre of all policy and planning decisions and mobilising the whole of government and society to protect Australia’s people and ecology,” said Mr Bandt.

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BHP SHOWING MORE CLIMATE LEADERSHIP THAN MOST OF PARLIAMENT: BANDT

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed comments by BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie, but expressed dismay that the head of one of the world’s most polluting companies appears to be taking the climate emergency more seriously than the Liberal and Labor parties.
 
Mr Bandt urged BHP to follow its strong words with real, durable action, noting that it was named one of the top 100 polluting companies in the world.  

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TAYLOR'S 'OPEN MIND' ON NUCLEAR ENERGY IS FRIGHTENING: BANDT

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Angus Taylor’s comments that he had an “open mind” on the use of nuclear energy, following Barnaby Joyce’s push for nuclear, shows the energy debate in this country is getting hijacked by right-wing ideologues with a fixation on dangerous technologies like nuclear and coal.
 
Mr Bandt warned that lifting the nuclear moratorium opens Australia up to a Chernobyl-style meltdown in Australia.

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BARNABY JOYCE RISKING A CHERNOBYL IN AUSTRALIA

BARNABY JOYCE - RISKING A CHERNOBYL IN AUSTRALIA

 

07/12/2019

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson and Acting Leader Adam Bandt MP today said Barnaby Joyce should stop risking a Chernobyl-style meltdown in Australia and instead listen to the public and the experts.
 
“It’s tempting to ignore Barnaby Joyce as a mildly-humorous raving has-been, but the conservative right-wing rump obviously still wields enormous power over Scott Morrison,” said Mr Bandt.

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BARNABY JOYCE RISKING A CHERNOBYL IN AUSTRALIA

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TAYLOR WILL TRY AND AVOID CLIMATE ACTION FOREVER: GREENS

TAYLOR WILL TRY AND AVOID CLIMATE ACTION FOREVER: GREENS

07/11/2019

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson and Acting Leader, Adam Bandt MP, today said that Angus Taylor’s apparent refusal to convene the COAG energy council is more evidence that this government does not care about climate action whatsoever.

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If Labor fast tracks Adani, the Greens will strike in the inner city: Bandt

If Labor fast tracks Adani, the Greens will strike in the inner city: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP today warned Labor against fast tracking Adani. Not only will this put lives at risk by making climate change worse, but Labor would be putting at risk inner-city seats in Brisbane and Melbourne.

“If Queensland Labor misreads the election results and starts hugging coal even tighter, voters in the inner city will punish Labor and shift to the Greens,” said Mr Bandt.

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Greens welcome Labor’s wage theft commitment, urge more action from Labor on minimum wage

Greens welcome Labor’s wage theft commitment, urge more action from Labor on minimum wage

Greens employment and industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed Labor’s announcement that it would establish a new small claims tribunal to enforce orders for the payment of wages. Mr Bandt noted this announcement follows his own announcement that the Greens will establish and resource a $20 million dedicated Wage Theft Unit within the Fair Work Ombudsman tasked with identifying, investigating and prosecuting cases of underpayment and wage theft. Mr Bandt also called on Labor to go further in lifting the minimum wage.

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