Greens MP and transport spokesperson Cate Faehrmann says Premier Barry O'Farrell will have to rethink the WestConnex project in light of the spectacular failure of the Brisbane Airport Link toll road.
With QLD Premier Campbell Newman writing to his fellow Premiers calling on them to support a referendum on constitutional recognition of local government at the upcoming election, and strong support from local councils around Australia, it is clear momentum is building for a referendum so this important level of government is recognised, says Australian Greens local government spokesperson Lee
Australian Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said the Coalition’s claim that they plan to make student support more “equitable” was a deceptive cover for their unfair policy that if adopted would make it harder for disadvantaged people to access higher education.
The Gillard government's plans to cut foreign aid programs by about $400 million breaks Labor’s commitment to increase the budget allocation for overseas development, Greens spokesperson on foreign aid Senator Lee Rhiannon said tonight.
Greens candidate Chris Harris congratulated Independent Alex Greenwich for his victory in the by-election for the state seat of Sydney.
Mr Harris said: "Alex and his team ran a strong and effective campaign.
"The Greens are delighted that a progressive candidate continues to hold the seat.
Adam Stone gives a candidates perspective of the Queensland State Election, 2012.
Adam is constesting the seat of Mt Coot-tha, and is the lead candidate for The Queensland Greens
Fishermen at Tweed Heads yesterday tackled The Greens candidate for Richmond, Joe Ebono, over the use of marine parks to manage fish. The candidate confronted 300 angry fishermen at Jack Evans boat harbour in an attempt to put the Greens case. Greens councillor for Tweed Heads, Katie Milne, was the only other Green at the event.