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International climate change conference in Bonn has barely begun, but Australia has already been crowned ‘fossil of the day’

International climate change conference in Bonn has barely begun, but Australia has already been crowned ‘fossil of the day’

Ahead of his visit to Bonn, Germany, for the UNFCCC climate change conference, Greens spokesperson for climate change and energy Adam Bandt MP provides the following comment on Australia being awarded the ‘Fossil of the Day’ award for its addiction to coal:

“With this government’s record on climate change and their unrelenting support for the giant Adani mine, they’d probably welcome this award as a badge of honour.

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AWU raids are a dark day for democracy: Bandt

AWU raids are a dark day for democracy: Bandt

Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the AWU raids mark a dark day for democracy and the rule of law. The Greens opposed the establishment of the Registered Organisations Commission and continue to call for a national broad based independent anti-corruption watchdog instead.

“These raids mark a dark day for democracy and the rule of law in this country,” said Mr Bandt.

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Turnbull helps Vales Point coal barons cash in while planet burns: Bandt

Turnbull helps Vales Point coal barons cash in while planet burns: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today responded to the alarming revelations that after being sold for $1 million in 2015 after a slated 2021 closure date, Vales Point has now been revalued at $730 million and will continue in operation until 2029.

“Malcolm Turnbull’s energy chaos has helped the coal barons who bought Vales Point laugh all the way to the bank while the planet burns,” said Mr Bandt.

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NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

NEG may force some states to switch off renewables: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘National Energy Guarantee’ could see some states directed to have less renewable energy and that government talk of ‘backending’ emissions cuts was dangerous.

State-based schemes:

“This policy that’s been cooked up on the run is also going to cook the planet,” said Mr Bandt.

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Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Turnbull has capitulated to climate terrorists to wreck our climate: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Malcolm Turnbull’s capitulation to Tony Abbott is finally complete.

“Yet again, Tony Abbott has emerged victorious on climate change policy,” said Mr Bandt.

“This is the policy you get when you capitulate to the climate terrorists on your backbench. This is a policy of appeasement designed to please Tony Abbott and the other Trumps on the backbench.

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ACCC calls BS on Turnbull/Abbott war on renewable subsidies: Bandt

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the ACCC report has confirmed that power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the electricity system, not because of renewable energy.

“The consumer watchdog has belled the cat. Power prices are going through the roof because big companies are gaming the system, not because of renewable energy targets,” said Mr Bandt.

“The ACCC has called BS on Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott’s war on renewable subsidies.

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Penalty Rates decision shows labour laws broken and parliament must now override cuts: Bandt

Penalty Rates decision shows labour laws broken and parliament must now override cuts: Bandt 

Our labour laws are broken if they allow cuts to the wages of low paid workers and Parliament must now step in and back the Greens' move to override cuts to penalty rates, Greens workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said today. 

Unions have lost their legal bid to overturn the Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers.

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Abbott a dangerous fool who still runs the show: Bandt

Abbott a dangerous fool who still runs the show: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that Tony Abbott is a dangerous fool who could be simply ignored were it not for his ability to dictate Malcolm Turnbull's climate policy.

“Tony Abbott is a dangerous fool who could simply be ignored were it not for his power to write Malcolm Turnbull's climate policy,” said Mr Bandt.

“In ditching a clean energy target, Malcolm Turnbull is now publicly cowering before his new master, Tony Abbott.

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Waxing lyrical about cheap renewables isn’t a national plan: Bandt

Waxing lyrical about cheap renewables isn’t a national plan: Bandt

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today slammed speculation that the Turnbull government is backing away from the Clean Energy Target, saying that while the cost of renewables is falling, a coherent national policy is essential to rapidly drive the transition away from coal. Mr Bandt also said Labor’s failure to plan for coal closure would hobble the energy transition.

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