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Greens back 457 action

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has said government action on 457 visas was long overdue. Mr Bandt said the Greens were favourably disposed to the government's bill introduced today, but would look closely at the detail of the bill, particularly in relation to labour market...


2 out 3 Australians support marriage equality

2 out of 3 Australians back marriage equality - it's long past time. The House was going to vote on Adam's Bill for equal marriage today, but the old parties blocked a vote until after the election.



Bandt will move to protect minimum wage from super rises

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says he will move amendments to the Fair Work Act tomorrow to limit the ability of the Fair Work commission to suppress minimum wage rises because of increases in the superannuation guarantee.


Labor backtracks on Office of Animal Welfare

Labor has backed away from its policy of an Office of Animal Welfare by refusing to back a Private Members Bill moved by Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt MP.  The bill would implement an ALP National Conference resolution to establish an office made over two and a half years ago....



Greens say minimum wage falls short

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson says the decision of the Fair Work Commission to increase the minimum wage by $15.80 a week was better than what employers were pushing for but fell short of what low-paid workers deserved.


New poll shows Australians back marriage equality: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt says he will push ahead for a vote on his Marriage Equality Bill next week as a new national poll backs marriage equality.



Labor getting behind East-West tollway

Greens MP for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, said Labor has shown its true colours after key Labor MPs spoke out in Federal Parliament in favour of the East-West road tollway.


Greens introduce bill for independent Office of Animal Welfare

The Australian Greens have introduced a bill into the House of Representatives today to establish an independent Office of Animal Welfare, implementing an ALP National Conference resolution made over two and a half years ago. "The Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill will establish an animal welfare...



Ford decision shows Labor is failing manufacturing

Greens Deputy Leader and industry and innovation spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says today’s announcement by Ford shows Labor is failing Australian manufacturing and that urgent investment in high speed rail is needed to stimulate the sector.


Labor green-lights East West tollway

Greens MPs Adam Bandt and Greg Barber have criticised a Gillard government decision not to require an environment impact statement for East West tollway roads and open cuts tunnels that will wreck Royal Park environment reserves and parkland.