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Greens reaffirm core values, costed policies: Bandt

The Greens' updated policy platform reaffirms the party's core beliefs and will help voters assess the cost of Greens' policies and where the money will come from to pay for them, said Acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt. "The Greens believe government should be about caring for people and the environment...


Greens back casual leave push: Bandt

Greens employment spokesperson and Acting Leader, Adam Bandt, today welcomed an ACTU push to improve the rights of Australians in 'insecure work'. "A portable leave system is a great idea. The Greens urge the government to act on this in the first half of next year," said Mr Bandt.



Swan should now undo damage and reverse Budget cuts: Bandt

Acting Australian Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has written today to the Acting Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, calling on the government to reverse the harmful Budget cuts that have been made in the name of achieving the now abandoned surplus timeline. Mr Bandt says cuts to the single parents payment and...


Customs scandal shows national anti-corruption body needed: Bandt

In light of today's reports of corruption in Customs, Australian Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has called on the government to support Greens' legislation establishing a national anti-corruption commission. The National Integrity Commissioner Bill 2012, currently before Parliament, would establish a national anti-corruption body charged with overseeing all public...



Treasurer should now formally abandon surplus: Bandt

Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt, has called on Labor and the Treasurer to formally abandon the commitment to a surplus next year. "Labor has finally been mugged by reality of the revenue crisis and accepted what the Greens, economists and the business community have been urging for some time," said...


Revenue crisis means government must ditch surplus: Bandt

Government accounts released today, detailing a massive shortfall in mining tax revenue, require the government to ditch its surplus straight jacket, says Acting Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP.



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.


Federal intervention needed to protect Qld workers: Greens

A Greens-initiated parliamentary inquiry will consider how Federal Parliament can step in to protect Queensland public sector workers, said Greens Deputy Leader and employment spokesperson, Adam Bandt. Responding to a decision today of the Queensland Supreme Court to uphold State laws that stripped protection from public sector workers, Mr Bandt...



Parliament votes on Afghan pull-out

  The House of Representatives divided today on a Greens motion to set a date for the safe return of Australian troops from Afghanistan. This is the first time the House of Representatives has voted on the deployment of troops in Afghanistan. Liberal Mal Washer crossed the floor to call a division...


Parliament votes on Afghan Pull-out

The House of Representatives divided today on a Greens motion to set a date for the safe return of Australian troops from Afghanistan. This is the first time the House of Representatives has voted on the deployment of troops in Afghanistan. Liberal Mal Washer crossed the floor to call a division and...



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