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  • Senate voting reform about ending backroom preference deals

    Australian Greens spokesperson for democracy Senator Lee Rhiannon has today reaffirmed her party's support for Senate voting reform and criticised Senator David Leyonhjelm's self-interested opposition to giving voters greater control of their preferences.

  • Nile’s electricity inquiry stitch-up locks out renewable energy future

    A behind-closed-door deal between the Baird government and the Christian Democrats has locked renewable energy and low income households out of next month’s upper house inquiry into the proposed privatisation of the state’s poles and wires network.

    Greens NSW MP John Kaye said: “Fred Nile’s first act in the new parliament is to set up a stacked inquiry designed to silence opposition to the government’s poles and wires privatisation.

  • Labor and Coalition must act to strength corruption watchdog

    Commenting on today's High Court finding that ICAC had no power to investigate Margaret Cunneen, Greens spokesperson for democracy Senator Lee Rhiannon said:

    "While this is a setback, the High Court decision should not be used as an excuse by the Coalition and Labor to step away from the fight against corruption," Senator Rhiannon said.

    "ICAC must be allowed to look into the conduct of individuals where it contributes to corruption.

  • OECD anti-bribery report strengthens Greens call for expanded whistleblower protection to private sector

    The latest OECD assessment of anti-bribery measures that reveals weak protection for whistleblowers in Australia strengthens the Greens call for employees in the private sector to have the same protection as those in the public sector, Australian Greens spokesperson for democracy Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

  • What happened to the Anzac Day public holiday?

    The Greens NSW are calling for the NSW Premier to step in and give workers a weekday public holiday to commemorate the Anzac Day centenary anniversary.

    This year, because April 25th falls on a Saturday the NSW government has decided to only make that Saturday a public holiday and not to give working people a weekday public holiday on the following Monday.

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