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Have a laugh and help re-elect Adam

claire-hooper-plums-NB.jpgWant a laugh and help re-elect Adam? Or maybe you missed out on entering to see Harley Breen's show? Well then you’ll love this competition!

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Big banks’ world-leading profits could help Treasurer’s budget task: Bandt

Responding to today’s report by the Reserve Bank that Australia’s big 4 banks are amongst the most profitable in the world, making ‘robust’ profits that are expected to ‘rise strongly’ this year, Greens Deputy Leader and banking spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said the time had come for the Treasurer to make the major banks contribute more to the May Federal budget.

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Science needs strong defender not factional heavy: Bandt

iStock_000016482360Medium.jpgIt is disappointing that Prime Minister has elevated a factional cheerleader instead of a strong defender of science to the science and research portfolio, Greens Deputy Leader and Science & Research spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said today.

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Labor warfare delivers 4 science & research ministers in under 16 months: Bandt

Responding to Minister Bowen’s resignation from cabinet today, Greens Deputy Leader and Science & Research spokesperson, Adam Bandt, today condemned Labor’s factional warfare for now delivering its fourth minister in less than 16 months in the crucial science & research portfolio.

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Greens restart equal marriage bill debate

The House of Representatives restarted debate on the Greens’ Marriage Equality Amendment Bill today.


Speaking at media conference following the debate Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Ivan Hinton from Australian Marriage Equality called on Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the bill ahead of the September election.

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Last chance to insulate workers from Abbott: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has urged Labor to move beyond rhetoric and enshrine real protections for Australian workers in law in case an Abbott government is elected in September.

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Greens bill backs ACTU secure work push

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson, Adam Bandt, has backed ACTU President Ged Kearney’s call for action on insecure work, made at the ACTU job summit in Old Parliament House today.

Mr Bandt said he expects further debate next week on the Greens' Fair Work Amendment (Tackling Job Insecurity) Bill 2012 and has called on Labor to back the bill.

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Greens stand up for community radio

The Australian Greens will call on the Federal Government to fund community broadcasters’ digital radio services in Parliament today, marking the national day of action for community radio.

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Senate report backs Greens on EMAs and s457 visas: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has welcomed the tabling of a Senate Inquiry into section 457 visas and the Greens’ bill to regulate Enterprise Migration Agreements.

While the Labor majority stopped short of calling for protections to be enshrined in law, the report accepted the principles underlying the bill and recommended much stronger government action on 457s and EMAs, including advertising jobs locally before approving EMAs.

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Big 4 banks should pay a public support levy: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and banking spokesperson Adam Bandt has outlined a proposal for a 'Public Support Levy' on the big four banks in return for the implicit “too-big-to-fail” policy of the government that underwrites their activities.

The 20 basis points levy on bank assets in excess of $100 billion has been costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office and would raise $11 billion over the forward estimates.

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