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New work rights must have teeth: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, says the government should not expect automatic support from the Greens for its flexible work changes. Mr Bandt, who has a Work / Life Balance bill before the Parliament, says the Greens want to see an enforceable right to flexibility for...


Adam moves to protect science and research funding

The Labor government today refused to allow a vote on a motion moved by the Greens and supported by the Coalition to protect science and research funding. The motion, moved by Greens Deputy Leader, Adam Bandt, and seconded by Liberal MP, Kelly O’Dwyer, was expected to be voted on today,...



Labor chickens out of vote: Bandt

Greens Deputy Leader and Science & Research spokesperson, Adam Bandt, has criticised Labor for refusing to allow a vote on his motion to protect science and research funding from budget cuts.


Adam's Newstart Challenge

There are 9830 people in my electorate of Melbourne surviving on Newstart, Youth Allowance or - up until Labor pushed them onto the dole - Parenting Payments Single. They are doing it tough. I want to help draw attention to their plight and to the poverty levels in our wealthy country. I...



Let’s boost renewable target: Bandt

The Climate Change Authority has backed the Renewable Energy Target as good policy but is treading water on where to go next. “Bernie Fraser has given the renewable energy target a big thumbs up. The next step is boosting the target,” said Acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, MP.


Greens win public service job cuts inquiry

As public servants across Australia are losing their jobs, the Australian Greens today have succeeded in establishing a Senate inquiry into how the Australian Government can better protect public sector workers from State Government attacks. "Conservative governments are wielding the knife and public sector workers are looking to the federal...



Adam Bandt elected Deputy Leader of the Greens

Australian Greens Leader, Christine Milne has welcomed Adam Bandt’s election as Deputy Leader of the Greens. “I'm delighted that Adam is to take on this important role and I'm really looking forward to working together with him as well as our whole party room,” Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine...