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Albanese coal speech from Morrison playbook: Greens

Acting Greens leader, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s CEDA speech, saying Labor is joining the Liberals by supporting thermal coal, setting Australia on a unity ticket towards climate catastrophe. “Without a plan to phase out coal, you don’t have a plan to address the climate...


Increasing pollution will only make bushfires worse: Bandt

Acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to the worsening NSW bushfires crisis, warning that without a real plan to cut pollution, more homes and lives across Australia will be at risk now and into the future.   “Our hearts go out to the people in New South Wales who...



Greens will fight tooth and nail against any increase to the GST: Bandt

Acting Greens leader Adam Bandt MP has responded to moves within the government to lift the rate of the goods and services tax (GST), warning that the Greens will fight tooth and nail to block any increase. “Today Scott Morrison’s real agenda was exposed,” said Mr Bandt.


Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up to work on Friday is a bum: Bandt

Greens climate change spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has this morning introduced a private members bill which will amend the Fair Work Act to protect workers who strike for climate action, declaring that any boss who sacks anyone for striking this Friday 20 September as part of the Global Climate Strike...



Crossbench moves for Parliament to declare a climate emergency

Federal Members of the crossbench in the House of Representatives will join with John Hewson AM, former Liberal leader, to call on the Parliament to declare a climate emergency, with MPs and Senators exercising a free vote so that the motion can pass.  The declaration motion to be released today calls...


Australians back Greens’ vision of phasing out coal: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, today said that the latest Climate of the Nation report released by The Australia Institute reaffirmed that most Australians are concerned about how the climate crisis will exacerbate extreme weather events and want to see a phase out of coal to...



Regulator says electricity bills higher under Libs than Greens/Labor carbon price: Bandt

A report on electricity prices released today by the Australian Energy Regulator confirms that electricity bills were lower when the Greens/Labor carbon price was in effect than they are now under the Liberals, said Greens energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt. “Electricity bills were lower under the Greens/Labor carbon price than they are now...


End the war on renewables and extend the RET: Bandt

Greens climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has today called on Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor to do his job, end the war on renewables and extend the Renewable Energy Target (RET) to cut pollution and lower power bills.  "If Angus Taylor wants to do his job and cut...



Scott Morrison bears some responsibility for upcoming fire season: Bandt

Greens climate change spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has today responded to the latest Australian Season Bushfire Outlook highlighting above normal fire potential for regions across the country, warning that Scott Morrison bears some responsibility for the upcoming bushfire season. “Scott Morrison has done everything in his power to make global warming...


Albanese must stomp on WA Labor and join Greens in fighting Liberals: Bandt

Greens climate change spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to Western Australia Labor’s decision to back Tony Abbott’s weak carbon emissions targets and Wayne Swan’s call to avoid ‘climate catastrophe’, saying that Labor leader Anthony Albanese needs to condemn WA Labor’s weak climate targets and join the Greens in fighting...