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Climate policy travesty as pollution continues to rise

Climate policy travesty as pollution continues to rise

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed the government’s climate review, released today, as a piece of propaganda designed to justify the government’s failed policies. The data and the policy review released today reveal:

·         Australia’s overall annual emissions in 2016-17 are estimated to have increased 0.7 per cent on the previous year to 550.2 Mt CO2 -e.

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Sick and disturbing that emissions continue to rise: Bandt

Sick and disturbing that emissions continue to rise: Bandt

In response to reports that Australia’s emissions over the past year are rising, with projections that our transport emissions could be the highest on record, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today expressed his fury at the government’s climate denialism.

“It’s hard to believe that in 2017, when every country not ruled by a megalomaniac is trying to reduce their emissions, Australia’s emissions continue to rise,” said Mr Bandt.

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High Court ruling means right to strike at risk

High Court ruling means right to strike at risk

Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the judgement handed down by the High Court in the case between ESSO and the AWU has highlighted the flaws in the Fair Work Act which must be fixed.

“As wages flatline and penalty rates are cut, this decision will corrode people’s rights at work even further,” said Mr Bandt.

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Greens call on ALP to back family and domestic violence bill

Greens call on ALP to back family and domestic violence bill

Greens spokesperson for employment Adam Bandt MP today welcomed Labor’s announcement to match Greens policy to legislate for 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave, but said instead of waiting till the next election, Bill Shorten should get behind the Greens’ bill and pass the bill the next time Parliament sits.

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Government loses - Bandt's Manus motion passes house

Government loses - Bandt's Manus motion passes house

Greens MP for Melbourne, Adam Bandt MP, provides the following comment on the government losing a vote on the floor of the house. The motion that passed the Senate last week (moved by the Greens’ Nick McKim and supported by Labor and a majority of the Senate) called on the government to support New Zealand's offer to accept 150 men from Manus Island.

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Greens to legislate for family and domestic violence leave

Greens to legislate for family and domestic violence leave

The Greens are stepping up pressure on the old parties to support family and domestic violence leave, introducing a bill to Parliament to legislate ten days’ leave.

Mr Bandt released the bill over the weekend as the Australia marked the annual White Ribbon Day of the campaign to prevent men's violence against women.

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Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull’s coal-huggers: Greens

Andrews betraying renewables by backing NEG and Turnbull’s coal-huggers: Greens

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP and Victorian Greens climate and energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell MP today said that Daniel Andrews has betrayed renewables by backing in the NEG at COAG on Friday.

Quotes attributable to Adam Bandt:

“Daniel Andrews has betrayed renewables by backing in the coal-huggers at COAG. He has sold his soul to coal.

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Coal unreliable and Alinta spending a billion on a ‘stranded asset’

Coal unreliable and Alinta spending a billion on a ‘stranded asset’

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Alinta’s decision to spend over a billion dollars to purchase a dirty coal-fired power station will come back to haunt them.

“Victoria can’t rely on coal,” said Mr Bandt.

“Coal-fired power stations are struggling with the heat.

“We also need to retire one coal-fired power station a year until 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

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