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Greens stand with MV Portland seafarers and their families

Greens stand with MV Portland seafarers and their families 

The Australian Greens call on the Liberal government to revoke the temporary shipping licence granted to Alcoa, which is putting local jobs on the chopping block.

"We stand with the people whose jobs on the MV Portland are in jeopardy and with their families who face an uncertain Christmas," said Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP.

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Keep talking with us, Joe!

Keep talking with us, Joe!

The Greens have welcomed Treasurer Hockey’s remarks that the federal government is “happy to talk” on investing its $3 billion on infrastructure projects other than East West Link in Victoria.

“Victorians want infrastructure projects that are a sensible investment, and will actually reduce congestion and pollution,” said the Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

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Tony Abbott must protect Australian shipping and jobs: Greens

Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson on Workplace Relations Adam Bandt MP and Greens spokesperson on Infrastructure Senator Janet Rice today declared their support for the Tandara Spirit workers taking industrial action in Port Philip Bay and called on Tony Abbott to protect Australian shipping and jobs.

“By taking this action, the Tandara workers are not only standing up for their jobs – they are bringing important conversations into the public that the government has been ignoring," said Mr Bandt.

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Greens to push for action - not words - on High Speed Rail

Greens to push for action - not words - on High Speed Rail

The Greens have called on the Minister for Infrastructure to immediately commence negotiations with state and local governments to reserve land for the route of the East Coast High Speed Rail. 

“This month marks 50 years of Japan’s Shinkansen high speed rail network,” said Deputy Greens Leader and spokesperson for Innovation, Industry and Science Adam Bandt MP.

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As Deadline Looms, Tony Abbott Doesn’t Know His East From West

As Deadline Looms, Tony Abbott Doesn’t Know His East From West

The Greens have questioned the prime minister’s illogical addiction to roads, as this afternoon’s deadline for Infrastructure Australia to provide a business case for the East West toll road to the Senate draws near.

“Tony Abbott arrived in Melbourne to spruik the East West toll road but showed he had no understanding of Melbourne or the impact of this monstrous project,” said Mr Bandt.

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Rushing East West toll road contracts can't mask lack of social licence

Rushing East West toll road contracts can't mask lack of social licence

Responding to the Napthine Government rushing to sign contracts for the East West toll road, the Australian Greens have issued a warning to potential backers of the project.

"By rushing to sign these contract so close to the State Government going into caretaker mode, the State Government and East West contractors and financiers are exposed to massive risk," said Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt.

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East West toll road business case requested by Senate

East West toll road business case requested by Senate

A Greens motion to force the tabling of documents that Infrastructure Australia has on the East West toll road was passed today by the Senate.

“The public has the right to know the true cost of Tony Abbott and the Victorian government’s addiction to toll roads,” said the Australians Greens spokesperson for Transport and Infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens & community force Labor East-West shift

Greens Deputy Leader and Melbourne MP Adam Bandt, and Transport spokesperson, Victorian Senator Janet Rice, hailed the success of the campaign against the East-West project in forcing Labor to change its position.

"Labor has finally succumbed to pressure from the Greens and the community by moving to rip-up the East-West tollway contracts, but there are some worrying strings attached to this latest plan," Mr Bandt said.

"Victorian Labor is clearly feeling the heat in inner-Melbourne.

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