A lot of people around the country will be shaking their heads.
It seems that NSW Labor’s factional disease has now infected the whole of the country. It is now apparently permissible to sack a Prime Minister simply because of poor polls. Nothing to do with policy, just the power of opinion polls.
With our big banks the most profitable in the world and the government struggling to raise revenue, it is time for Australia to follow other countries’ lead and impose a levy that would net Commonwealth coffers $11bn, said Greens Deputy Leader and banking spokesperson, Adam Bandt.
The NTEU has decided to roll out $1 million election campaign backing the Greens in the Senate and selected lower house seats including Adam's campaign for Melbourne.
Adam has welcomed the support of the NTEU:
“I strongly welcome the support of the NTEU for my campaign in Melbourne and the Greens’ campaign to retain balance of power in the Senate. This decision reflects the level of community concern about Labor’s uni cuts.”
“The NTEU’s support will have a decisive impact on the election, particularly in Melbourne where concern about Labor’s $2.3 billion cut to university funding and student support is so strong.”
Greens Deputy Leader and science and research spokesperson Adam Bandt has backed a call by Australia’s research and science community for a strategic national research policy to build a stronger, smarter nation.
Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has said government action on 457 visas was long overdue. Mr Bandt said the Greens were favourably disposed to the government's bill introduced today, but would look closely at the detail of the bill, particularly in relation to labour market testing.