Tuesday, 16 October 2018

NSW Coalition agreement with pokies clubs shows gambling vested interests in control in NSW

The NSW Greens have slammed today's announcement that the NSW Coalition have signed a new pre-election agreement with Clubs NSW that will lock in the massive community harm caused by poker machines in NSW.
Poker machine profits in NSW are set to reach almost $7bn by 2021 growing more than 12% over the next four years. That is money that will come straight out of the pockets of local communities.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

NBN NEWS: GREENS PUSH FOR GREAT KOALA NATIONAL PARK


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GREENS PUSH FOR GREAT KOALA NATIONAL PARK

The fight to protect koalas on the Mid North Coast rages on as the Greens announce today they will introduce amendments to the Government’s National Park Estate (Reservations) Bill to be debated in Parliament next week.

MPs are pushing for the establishment of a Great Koala National Park in the region.

IPCC REPORT SHOWS IT'S TIME TO GET REAL AND DROP MAGICAL THINKING ABOUT 'CLEAN' COAL

The IPCC special report released this week noted that solar and wind energy and electricity storage technologies had advanced "dramatically", while carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) had stalled in its infancy.

Friday, 12 October 2018

No legal discrimination in our schools say Greens

Imagine being at school and knowing you are gay or lesbian or bi or trans...and then being expelled, just because of who you are.

This is what students in religious schools across the country could face if Scott Morrison and the Liberal government follows the recommendations of the review they commissioned into religious freedoms. 

That's not religious freedom. That’s bigotry.


But it’s not just students. The review also recommends allowing religious schools to fire teachers because of their sexuality, gender or relationship. 

This vile legal discrimination doesn’t belong in any school, let alone religious schools that receive billions of dollars in public funding. 

Our laws should protect LGBTIQ+ people from discrimination, not entrench the right to discriminate against them.



Since Scott Morrison became Prime Minister, his anti-LGBTIQ+ statements and actions have ignited fear in the community.

Today’s news only confirms that, instead of standing up for LGBTIQ+ people, Scott Morrison and the conservatives are looking for cover to continue their attacks. It’s the government’s responsibility to make sure schools receiving public funds aren’t allowed to discriminate.

Our schools must be places of learning, safety and acceptance, where ALL students and staff are welcome. 

We don’t know what other horrors the Ruddock report has in store, but the Greens will always fight against discrimination and for equality for LGBTIQ+ Australians. 

Thank you for your support,

Janet & Mehreen
Greens spokespeople for LGBTIQ+ and Lifelong Learning

PS – every day we’re campaigning to kick the Liberal’s out of government. Will you help us?

GROWING COMPLAINTS ABOUT ENERGY BILLS AND LACK OF CUSTOMER SERVICE STRENGTHENS GREENS PUSH FOR A PUBLIC-OWNED ENERGY RETAILER

The recently released Energy and Water Ombudsman annual report reveals complaints about NSW's energy retailers have risen 12% over the past year, strengthening the Greens NSW push for a public-owned energy retailer.

Greens to introduce Bill to end exemptions that allow LGBTI discrimination in NSW

Meme still relevant. Shame
The Greens NSW have today announced that they will introduce a Private Members Bill to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act next week. The Bill will remove the exemptions that allow private educational authorities and religious organisations to discriminate against members of the LGBTIQ+ community.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Coffs Harbour Council Commits to Tackle Climate Change

Solar panels

Coffs Harbour City Council has joined forces with other councils across Australia to slash greenhouse gas pollution and tackle worsening climate change, as the latest council to join the Cities Power Partnership.

Butler and Price show major parties are addicted to coal and can’t tackle the climate emergency: Greens

Greens Co-Deputy Leader and spokesperson on climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP today said that the response of Labor and Liberal to the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5 degrees demonstrates that they are incapable of implementing policies that will bring about the ‘rapid and far reaching’ transition required to decarbonise the economy. Their reluctance to commit to clear policy action demonstrates that business as usual under Liberal and Labor is a death sentence for the planet.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Liberal and Nationals fail our NSW forests





Gambling is racing industry's “raison d'etre” - Berijiklian Government caves to racing industry again

Documents obtained by The Greens show the NSW Government provided the racing industry with special exemptions from 'inducement to gamble’ laws that passed the Parliament in March.

The “carve outs” were granted despite the Government acknowledging the importance of the laws in closing loopholes that had allowed “undesirable conduct” by racing gambling businesses that were causing gambling harm to those “who cannot afford to bet”.

IPCC SPECIAL REPORT MEANS NSW MUST PHASE OUT COAL WITHIN 10 YEARS

The IPCC's Special Report out today outlines a climate catastrophe of unprecedented scale and impact on our community and nature if global warming is permitted to rise by more than 1.5 degrees.

The scientific consensus found:

*         all coral reefs would be unlikely to survive global warming of 2 degrees, including the Great Barrier Reef;


*         sea level rise would be about 10cm less at 1.5 degrees; and


*         an increased risk of long-lasting or irreversible changes at 2 degrees, including the loss of more species and ecosystems.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Special report on global warming of 1.5˚C.


BREAKING: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released its special report on global warming of 1.5˚C. Here’s what you need to know.

What a difference half a degree makes.
Earlier today, the eyes of the world were fixed on Incheon, South Korea, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its special report on global warming of 1.5˚C.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Liberals and Shooters Party join forces to oppose bill to hold Forestry corporation to account

Greens MP and Forest spokesperson, Dawn Walker MP has criticised the NSW Government for failing to support her Forestry Amendment Bill that would have restored the public’s ability to enforce breaches of forestry regulations.
“It’s appalling that the NSW Liberal-National Government have teamed up with the Shooters Party to oppose a bill that would have restored the rights of community members to take legal action when they observe reckless and devastating breaches of forestry laws by NSW Forestry Corporation and their contractors.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Tampon Tax Axed thanks to The Greens leading the charge


The sexist tampon tax is gone!
This morning, state and territory treasurers caved to community pressure and announced the removal of GST from menstrual products. Share the good news!

This is a historic moment. We did it! The sexist tampon tax has been axed!
Today, state and territory treasurers finally caved to community pressure and unanimously agreed to remove the GST from menstrual products.