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Parliament declares Newstart is too low

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt has welcomed the House of Representatives’ support for his motion declaring that the rate of Newstart is too low.

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Labor must ‘Abbott proof’ Melbourne Metro funding: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt MP has called on Labor to work with the Greens to “Abbott-proof” the $3 billion in funding for Melbourne Metro announced last night.

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Bandt moves to block East West tollway funding

Greens Deputy Leader and Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt MP says he will introduce legislation to block Federal funding of the East West tunnel unless the Melbourne Metro is funded first.

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Banks credit card gouge must stop: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and banking spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says something must be done to rein in the big banks who are gouging credit card customers. Reports in today’s Fairfax papers show that while the RBA has cut interest rates by 2% in the last two years, banks cut credit card interest by only 0.12 percent.

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Abbott workplace laws can’t pass: Bandt

The Australian Greens have criticised Tony Abbott’s workplace policy and called on Labor to guarantee they would join with the Greens in blocking his proposals if they come before the Parliament.

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Parliament to vote on Marriage Equality on June 6

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt and Senator Sarah Hanson-Young have announced a date for a vote on Mr Bandt's Marriage Equality Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives.

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Banks must pass on rate cut in full: Bandt

The big banks are making record profits and must pass on in full today’s Reserve Bank interest rate cut, Greens Deputy Leader and banking spokesperson Adam Bandt said.

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We will block Coalition attacks on workplace rights: Bandt

The Australian Greens will use its numbers in Parliament  to block any attempt by an Abbott government to remove workplace rights, Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said today.

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Westpac profit builds case for bank levy: Bandt

Labor needs to have the guts to act on another record profit from one of the big four banks, says Greens Deputy Leader and banking spokesperson Adam Bandt MP.

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BIG FOUR CUSTOMERS SHOULD WALK TO SAVE THE REEF

The Australian Greens are backing a call on Australians to use their customer power to shift the big banks investment decisions, which are contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.

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