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Public Servants Need Free Speech Protections

08/08/2019 Greens public sector spokesperson Adam Bandt has responded to the High Court’s decision in Comcare v Banerji, saying the law may need to change to ensure freedom of speech. “The Greens are deeply concerned about the impacts of this decision,” said Mr Bandt. “This threatens public servants’ ability to participate in...


COALITION FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER WIND FARM LAWSUITS: GREENS

COALITION FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER WIND FARM LAWSUITS: GREENS Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, responded to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) announcement that they will launch legal action against four wind farm operators over the 2016 South Australian blackout, saying the regulator needed to explain why only a...



More gas won't fix energy problems: Bandt

06/08/19 Australian Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, responded today to the push from Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, for Victoria to lift its onshore gas moratorium, saying more gas won’t fix Australia’s energy problems and will make climate change worse. “While renewables are pulling electricity costs down, gas...


Real fuel security means decarbonising our economy: Bandt

05/08/19  Greens energy spokesperson Adam Bandt has responded to the announcement that Australia is looking to access millions of barrels of oil from the United States’ Strategic Petroleum Reserve. “If we want to take real action on fuel security, we need to look past fossil fuels and instead get serious about...



Government coal bullies slowing renewables transition: Bandt

02/09/19 Greens energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt, responded to the announcement that AGL will submit to government pressure and keep Liddell power station open longer, saying the decision would make global warming worse. "The coal bullies in the governent are slowing down the transition to renewables," said Mr Bandt. "We're in record drought, the...


Bandt Slams Parliamentary Friends of Coal Exports

30/07/2019 Greens Deputy Leader and climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today rejected the invitation from Craig Kelly and Joel Fitzgibbon to join the Parliamentary Friends of Australian Coal Exports for the 46th Parliament. Mr. Bandt said that Craig Kelly and Joel Fitzgibbon should stop peddling lies to the coal...



What has the PM got to hide?

30/07/2019 Greens MP Adam Bandt commenting on the PM and the Crown Scandal said today: "Yesterday, the PM said he had no information his Ministers had done anything wrong, despite reports two Ministers pressured the Home Affairs department on behalf of Crown. "This morning the Attorney General referred the Crown visa scandal...


WE SHOULD FEAR THE END OF FRANK AND FEARLESS ADVICE UNDER MORRISON: BANDT

Greens spokesperson for the public service, Adam Bandt MP, today commented on reports that the Prime Minister will make ‘immediate and sweeping reforms’ to the public service, warning that the Greens will fight to defend the public service from any attempts by an increasingly authoritarian government to weaken it. “Without a...



GREENS DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND SUPPORT FOR CLIMATE STRIKERS

At the Australian Greens National Conference last weekend, the Australian Greens moved and passed a motion declaring a climate emergency, and a motion calling on people to join in the September 20 climate strike. Greens Deputy Leader and climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said it was now...


BHP SHOWING MORE CLIMATE LEADERSHIP THAN MOST OF PARLIAMENT: BANDT

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed comments by BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie, but expressed dismay that the head of one of the world’s most polluting companies appears to be taking the climate emergency more seriously than the Liberal and Labor parties. Mr Bandt urged BHP to...