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Address-in-Reply to the Governor General

I rise to speak to the message delivered to the Senate by the Governor-General. It is extraordinary that we are meeting here today. It is an extraordinary measure to recall the parliament in the way t

Address-in-Reply to the Governor General

I rise to speak to the message delivered to the Senate by the Governor-General. It is extraordinary that we are meeting here today. It is an extraordinary measure to recall the parliament in the way t

Failure to rein in financial advice scandals puts at risk consumers and honest small businesses

Greens spokesperson for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Small Business, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that today’s revelations in the Fairfax papers about scandals in the NAB financi

Failure to rein in financial advice scandals puts at risk consumers and honest small businesses

Greens spokesperson for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Small Business, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that today’s revelations in the Fairfax papers about scandals in the NAB financi

2016 in Brief

Once again it’s that time of the year, and boy what a year it has been! Firstly a big thank you for all your support, without the people behind us who are prepared to take action and change the

ABCC is an attack on more than a million Australians at work

  I rise to speak on the legislation to bring forward the Australian Building and Construction Commission. The Australian Greens stand strongly against the reintroduction of the ABCC. The AB

ABCC is an attack on more than a million Australians at work

  I rise to speak on the legislation to bring forward the Australian Building and Construction Commission. The Australian Greens stand strongly against the reintroduction of the ABCC. The AB

Adjournment speech: Capitalism on trial

On Tuesday, 5 December 2017, Lee gave the following speech in the Australian Senate on the connection between capitalism and deregulation, privatisation and the undermining of unions. S

Speech to Whistleblowers Australia Conference

 *Check against delivery The Greens' political philosophy is about empowering people to take a stand to do what is right and make a positive and lasting contribution to society. This is exactly w

Speech to Whistleblowers Australia Conference

 *Check against delivery The Greens' political philosophy is about empowering people to take a stand to do what is right and make a positive and lasting contribution to society. This is exactly w

2018 in Review

There were 15 Senate sitting weeks and 4 weeks of Senate Estimates in parliament in 2018. During the year the Greens have initiated some important Senate Inquiries and participated in many others. The

Scott Ludlam vs the ABCC

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia-Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (17:36):  What is it exactly that we are doing here? A prorogation and a recall of the Senate. This is the first time

Scott Ludlam vs the ABCC

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia-Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (17:36):  What is it exactly that we are doing here? A prorogation and a recall of the Senate. This is the first time

Speech: Murray-Darling Basin & Political Integrity

Just a few weeks ago, I was out at Menindee to see firsthand the Murray-Darling Basin in ecosystem collapse. The Darling River, the Barka, is dying. The Murray-Darling Basin Plan isn't working and

Building and Construction Industry

Senator LUDLAMWhat is it exactly that we are doing here? A prorogation and a recall of the Senate. This is the first time that the Governor-General's office has ever been used in this way—to drag th

Building and Construction Industry

Senator LUDLAMWhat is it exactly that we are doing here? A prorogation and a recall of the Senate. This is the first time that the Governor-General's office has ever been used in this way—to drag th

Christine Milne: Australia must stand up for democracy in Cambodia [Estimates]

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Senate Estimates to ask the Department of Foreign Affairs about the Australian Government's failure to stand up for democracy in Cambodia.
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Christine Milne: Australia must stand up for democracy in Cambodia [Estimates]

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Senate Estimates to ask the Department of Foreign Affairs about the Australian Government's failure to stand up for democracy in Cambodia.
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Building and Construction Industry Bill 2013

I rise today to speak against the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2]. This government tells us that the establishment of the Australian Building and Construc

Building and Construction Industry Bill 2013

I rise today to speak against the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2]. This government tells us that the establishment of the Australian Building and Construc