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Re-regulation of prices needed to fix power mess: Greens

Re-regulation of prices needed to fix power mess: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the latest AEMC report provides further evidence that the privatisation of electricity has failed, and re-regulating power prices is the only way to stop big power companies from making mega-profits out of providing what should be an essential service.

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Greens seek Federal override of Vic Labor decision to extend brown coal: Bandt

Greens seek Federal override of Vic Labor decision to extend brown coal: Bandt

 
Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Daniel Andrews' decision to extend the life of Victoria's brown coal will contribute to more deaths and that the Greens will pursue legislation in Commonwealth parliament  to overrule the Victorian Government's extension.
   
"Keeping brown coal in the system until 2048 starts putting the world’s Paris Agreement goals out of reach," said Mr Bandt.
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When the climate goes downhill, skiers won't: Bandt

When the climate goes downhill, skiers won't: Bandt

 
Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that today's report forecasting the end of ski season in Victoria is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the expected impact of climate change on our way of life and our planet.
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Greens will pursue minimum wage legislation: Bandt

Greens will pursue minimum wage legislation: Bandt

Greens employment spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the Greens will press ahead with their bill to lift the minimum wage after today’s Fair Work Commission decision meant many full-time workers would still be living in poverty.
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Adam speaks about the fire that damaged La Mama Theatre

Last weekend, Melbourne awoke to the very sad news that a fire had severely damaged La Mama Theatre in Carlton. La Mama is a Melbourne institution, and for over 50 years La Mama has been at the heart and soul of Melbourne's performing arts community.

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Wage rises not tax cuts -- Greens back push for a lift to minimum wage.

Wage rises not tax cuts -- Greens back push for a lift to minimum wage.

The Greens will introduce legislation to set the national minimum wage (NMW) at 60% of the median full-time wage, to be phased in at the earliest possible time in a manner determined by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

The UK Government has set a target for its minimum wage to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020, rising according to increments recommended by its Low Pay Commission.

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Dutton’s refusal to answer questions about Manus death beneath contempt: Bandt

Dutton’s refusal to answer questions about Manus death beneath contempt: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and MP for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, said Peter Dutton was beneath contempt for refusing to explain his government’s failure to notify a refugee’s wife that her husband had died on Manus Island earlier this week.

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Greens urge Labor to change tack and block Turnbull tax cuts in Senate

Greens urge Labor to change tack and block Turnbull tax cuts in Senate

After Labor last night voted in the House to support Turnbull’s tax plan in full, Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt today said that the Greens wanted to stop the government’s assault on egalitarianism and that Labor should help.

“The Greens want to stop the Liberals’ assault on egalitarianism but right now, Labor’s complicit in these attacks,” said Mr Bandt.

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Greens welcome Liddell sale refusal: Bandt

Greens welcome Liddell sale refusal: Bandt

Greens spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP today welcomed AGL’s decision to reject an offer to purchase Liddell and to instead focus on closing it.

“This is a decision our kids will thank us for,” said Mr Bandt.

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Budget ignores climate change despite rising pollution: Bandt

Budget ignores climate change despite rising pollution: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said that despite the impending climate catastrophe, the budget ignores climate change and rising pollution. Instead of increasing funding for climate change, it cut funding.

“This is another budget from the Treasurer that basically encourages climate change,” said Mr Bandt.

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