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    Defence of Taylor shows integrity has been thrown overboard: Greens

    The Australian Greens have responded to Scott Morrison’s appalling decision to allow Minister Angus Taylor to continue serving in his role while under active police investigation, saying that it shows the Prime Minister is deep in denial.

    Quote attributable to Greens spokesperson for the climate crisis and energy, Adam Bandt MP:

    “Scott Morrison is deep in denial.

    “The PM has thrown integrity overboard to hang on to a 1 seat majority on the floor of Parliament.

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    Australian Greens to move amendments to FTA implementing legislation

    The Australian Greens will?move amendments to the?Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019 to increase the transparency of trade negotiations, exclude Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) provisions and ensure that protecting?human rights, workers and our environment is at the heart of how Australia engages with our region, and the world.

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    Australian Greens launch campaign to remove corporate influence from Australian War Memorial

    The Australian Greens have today launched a campaign to get rid of corporate influence from the Australian War Memorial.

    Australian Greens Peace and Disarmament spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said The Australian War Memorial is a vital national space of learning and reflection, not a billboard for corporate arms dealers.

    "The War Memorial is where our community comes to remember?those who have lost their lives in conflict, share stories with those who’ve survived and reflect on the importance of creating a world free from violence," he said.

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    Government Greyhound Racing Overreach in Dapto 'Chilling'

    Australian Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi, has said the attempted takeover of the Dapto Showground and the Dapto Agricultural & Horticultural Society by Greyhound Racing NSW in order to force them to race dogs at a financial loss is chilling and the opposite of community and democracy. The matter is currently being heard in the Supreme Court.

    Senator Faruqi said:

    “The idea a Government appointed body can take over a local community-based agricultural society is simply chilling and another example of the Liberal-National Governments contempt for community.

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    Greens welcome SA’s big battery expansion

    Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young today welcomed the announcement SA’s ‘big battery’ would be expanded following investment by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

    Senator Hanson-Young who chaired the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Australia’s Electricity Infrastructure said the funding decision shows renewable energy generation does stack up and is where SA’s future lies.

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    Australia no different to Saudi Arabia when it comes to the treatment of two Saudi journalists

    Janet Rice 19 Nov 2019

    Greens Senators Janet Rice and Nick McKim have condemned the treatment of two Saudi journalists by the Australian government.

    Quotes attributable to Senator Janet Rice, Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson

    “Since being gay is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, Sultan and Nassar* had no choice but to flee and seek asylum here.

    “It’s unconscionable that Australia is treating them like criminals when the supposed ‘crime’ was loving each other. What values does our purportedly fair and diverse country stand for?

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