Greens gun control spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has backed a letter sent by the Public Health Association of Australia urging Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand up to the gun lobby’s attempts to weaken Australian firearms policy.
“The gun lobby’s proposal to establish an industry-based government advisory committee to advise on Australian gun policy is dangerous and should be immediately rejected by the PM,”... more
In 2009 Greens MP Sylvia Hale was attacked by other MPs and attempts were made to silence her when she used a Parliamentary inquiry to ask now convicted murderer Ron Medich if he had any involvement in the killing of Michael McGurk.
At the time other MPs turned on Ms Hale, declared her question "entirely inappropriate" and it was ruled out of order. The fact is a Greens MP, as usual, asked the question no other MP would... more
Greens MP and Transport spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called the CBD and South East Light Rail a debacle following reports that the completion date of the light rail has blown out by a year. The NSW Government is also being sued by construction company Acciona for misleading conduct.
Dr. Faruqi said:
Greens MP and Animal Welfare spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has responded to news that the NSW Government will withdraw its proposed puppy farm reforms and start from scratch.
Dr. Faruqi said:
“It’s pretty clear that the NSW Government has caved in to the dog breeding industry that doesn’t want regulations to be strengthened despite the overwhelming public outcry over bad conditions and lack of oversight.... more
The Greens have announced that they will provide cross-party support for MP Sussan Ley’s private member’s Bill to end live sheep exports to the Middle East.
“The Greens have been working to end live exports for years and we welcome members from the major parties joining us in standing up for animal welfare,” Greens MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt said.
“We have introduced Bills in Parliament to end live exports four... more
A video showing footage of the recent collapse of the Cadia gold mine northern tailings dam has gone viral on social media with over 50,000 views within in less than 24 hours, indicating great public concern about the potential for long term pollution problems in the Lachlan River if the toxic mine tailings are not contained.
In the wake of the mass deaths of live export sheep the Greens are stepping up their call for the federal government to establish an Office of Animal Welfare independent from the Department of Agriculture.
“We must ensure animal abuse, similar to what has been exposed on the Awassi Express live export ship, never happens again. An Independent Office of Animal Welfare is needed as it could play a key role in ending the... more
Greens NSW MP and Transport, Roads and Ports Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has reacted to a Deloitte report that shows hundreds of thousands of trucks could be moved from Sydney’s gridlocked roads if a new container terminal is built at Newcastle, but secret... more
The Greens have called on Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to withdraw approval for the MV Maysora to export sheep loaded late last night. This quick action is needed to ensure the livestock do not suffer and die under cruel on-board conditions.
"Minister Littleproud’s credibility is on the line following reports that live sheep exports have resumed just days after the shocking footage of sheep deaths and cruelty... more