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Labor factions install Rudd

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.

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Labor duds Yellow Pages workers

A bid by Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt to prevent Telstra subsidiary Sensis from off-shoring jobs was rejected by Labor and Tony Abbott today.

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Time to tax big banks more: Bandt

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.

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MPs flee parliament vote on uni cuts

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt has condemned Labor and the Coalition after they voted today against his motion to reverse planned cuts to university funding and student support.

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Adam asks PM about keeping coal in ground

Adam asked the Prime Minister why the government is continuing to expand the coal export industry given that the Climate Commission reported that fossil fuels should be left in the ground.

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NTEU back Adam's campaign for Melbourne

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.”

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Greens back call for national research strategy

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.

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Join Adam for his Reddit iAMA

Do you Reddit? If you do, then join Adam for his iAMA on June 15.

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Greens back 457 action

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.

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2 out 3 Australians support marriage equality

2 out of 3 Australians back marriage equality - it's long past time. The House was going to vote on Adam's Bill for equal marriage today, but the old parties blocked a vote until after the election.

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