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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...


Morrison must back Macron on Amazon climate emergency

23/08/19 Greens climate spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said that when the Prime Minister attends the G7 summit this weekend, the first time Australia has participated, he must back French President, Emmanuel Macron’s, demands for the Amazon fires to be recognised as an international crisis and made a top priority of the...



Don't privatise 'the world's most successful green bank': Bandt

23/08/19 Greens climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP, today called on the government to rule out privatisation of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), which Scott Morrison has called the ‘world’s most successful green bank’, warning it would leave the government without even a fig-leaf of a climate change policy. “Just last...


Greens launch campaign to protect the public service

19/08/19 Greens spokesperson for the public service, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to the Prime Minister’s upcoming speech by launching a new campaign to protect the public service. “Under the major parties, our public service has been privatised by stealth, with jobs cut, government departments hollowed out and work palmed off...



Greens now only opposition to Liberals on climate change: Bandt

19/08/19 Greens climate change spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to The Australia Institute report which highlights Australia’s role as a global pollution leader, as well as recent statements from Liberals and Labor endorsing coal and refusing to sign the Pacific Islands statement, saying the Greens are now the only...


Morrison's 'coal shoulder' to Pacific won't work on world stage: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to the final communique from the Pacific Island Forum, warning Scott Morrison that his bully-boy act of giving the Pacific the coal shoulder won’t work when Australia fronts the UN global climate summit in New York next month. “Prime Minister...



Prime Minister's accounting tricks won't solve climate emergency: Greens

13/08/19 The Prime Minister is an enemy of the Pacific, said Australian Greens climate and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, ahead of the upcoming meeting of leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. “The Prime Minister feigns friendship, but his expansion of coal mining makes him the biggest enemy the...


Government should listen to the RBA and boost public servants wages by at least 3%: Bandt

09/08/19 Greens public sector spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has called on the government to boost public sector wages by more than 3% after he questioned the RBA Governor during hearings of the Economics Committee today. The Australian Greens want an annual pay rise of 4% per year for non-executive public servants...



Greens will move to block government funding of Liddell coal-fired power station: Bandt

09/08/19 Following Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s announcement of a taskforce to consider propping up the Liddell coal-fired power station, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has vowed the Greens will block any public money being used to keep the coal-fired power station open longer. The station is...


Latest IPCC report a giant SOS for our forests and land: Greens

08/08/19 Greens climate and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has said the latest IPCC climate report released today is a giant SOS for our forests and land, particularly in Australia. The IPCC’s Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse...