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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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Modelling confirms NEG sabotages renewables

Modelling confirms NEG sabotages renewables

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the latest modelling for the proposed ‘National Energy Guarantee’ confirms that the NEG sabotages investment in renewables.

“This modelling shows that the ‘NEG’ would come in like a wrecking ball to smash investment in renewables,” said Mr Bandt.

“According to the modelling, the NEG will only add an extra 1% of renewable capacity to 2030 compared with doing nothing at all.

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Extreme weather report predicts massive damage, even without climate change

Extreme weather report predicts massive damage, even without climate change

Greens climate change spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today commented on a report by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities, which warned that the economic cost of extreme weather could reach $39 billion per year by 2050 – without considering any additional impact from climate change.

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New Finkel report shows government renewables war is built on lies

New Finkel report shows government renewables war is built on lies

Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP says the new Finkel report on energy storage released today shows Malcolm Turnbull’s war on renewables is built on lies.

Mr Bandt said the report also highlights the need for the Greens’ policy of a national plan for energy storage, including a storage target and investment in the export opportunities of solar fuels.

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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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