10 Nov 2017

All military personnel, staff and base workers who may have been exposed to toxic firefighting foams should be provided with blood tests, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.

“The Defence Department should offer free blood tests to all military personnel and base workers associated with HMAS Albatross, along HMAS Creswell and the Jervis Bay Range Facility,” Senator Rhiannon... more

09 Nov 2017

6000 households in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast face an uncertain future as a result of Harry Triguboff’s threat to not renew leases and to sell properties if changes are made to tenancy laws in favour of tenants, said Australian Greens housing spokesperson, Senator Lee Rhiannon.

“Mr Triguboff’s comments show how damaging it is to have rented housing dominated by for-profit and private investor interests,” Senator... more

08 Nov 2017

Today, submissions to the Environment Impact Statement for the Sydenham to Bankstown Sydney Metro. The EIS has confirmed that commuters on the Bankstown line will be subjected to seven years of disruption by the construction of the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro.1

Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for Transport, Dr Mehreen Faruqi has said that it will be chaos for years for both rail users and drivers.

24 Oct 2017

NSW Greens resources spokesman Jeremy Buckingham today congratulated the people of Gloucester for fighting off the proposed Rocky Hill coal mine after it was recommended for rejection by the Department of Planning.

23 Oct 2017

NSW Greens water spokesman Jeremy Buckingham today said the release of the business case for the Wentworth to Broken Hill water pipeline showed the government was again preferencing big cotton irrigators over the health of the Darling River and expecting the residents and businesses of Broken Hill to pay for it.

NSW Greens water... more

20 Oct 2017

Greens MP and Roads & Transport spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has welcomed recommendations from the inquiry into the toll roads in NSW but has said the recommendations do not go far enough to improve transparency and objectivity in transport planning in NSW.

Dr Faruqi was the Greens NSW representative on the inquiry and issued a dissenting statement (Page 138 of the report)

Dr. Faruqi said:

“The... more

18 Oct 2017

The Commonwealth Parliament must take immediate action and legislate for a national gun register.

The 2017 update of the National Firearms Agreement required a nationwide approach to registering firearms with a national information sharing hub at its centre.

Despite the agreement, the Liberal National party in both the Federal parliament and states such as Queensland and NSW has failed to act because of pressure... more

18 Oct 2017

Today’s stated commitment from COAG that they will implement a nationally consistent approach to counter-terrorism will be worthless if the National Firearm Agreement is not enforced and the Registry with details of where guns are held is not enacted.

Greens federal gun control spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said, “For two decades, not one Australian state or territory government has fully complied with the National... more