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ADAM'S BLOG: Lest We Forget

ANZAC DayThe mind gets focused on the consequences of war when you're in the repeatedly ravaged city of Berlin, a city that headquartered a former foe, now with a huge Turkish population, attending an Anzac service.

If ever there were pause to think about the deathly consequences of decisions made by politicians to send other people off to war, it's Gallipoli.

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Adam Bandt elected Deputy Leader of the Greens

Christine Milne 13 Apr 2012

 

Australian Greens Leader, Christine Milne, today welcomed Adam Bandt’s election as Deputy Leader of the Greens.

“I'm delighted that Adam is to take on this important role and I'm really looking forward to working together with him as well as our whole party room,” Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

“We're a great team for the city and the bush.

“One of our great strengths is the depth of talent in our parliamentary team. They all bring their own passions and strengths and make a fantastic political force.

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11 things to celebrate in 2011!

Bob Brown 15 Dec 2011

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Australia is moving to tackle climate change. Multi-party negotiations, begun by the Greens, delivered a carbon price on major polluters that will cut pollution and make clean energy cheaper. We’ve also secured over $10 billion in renewable energy investment, protection of biodiversity, a review of fossil fuel subsidies and much more.

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The first Greens’ bill to ever pass Parliament means that residents in the ACT and Northern Territory can no longer have their laws struck down at the stroke of a Minister’s pen.

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Greens deliver stable, top-level representation

While the Gillard Labor government continues to short-change Tasmania, both the Australian Greens' leader and deputy leader are Tasmanian.

"Nationwide, Australians can look forward to continued effective representation by the Greens whether it's seeking a fairer tax burden for big corporations to fund health, education, public transport or clean energy technologies and national dental health care," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Hobart today.

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Police protest actions wrong: Bandt

Adam Bandt 6 Dec 2011

Greens MP Adam Bandt has criticised the actions of police and council workers who stripped a young woman participating in a protest today.

"Stripping a woman in public is inappropriate and should not be condoned by Melbourne City Council or Mayor Robert Doyle", Mr Bandt said.

"This was a peaceful protest. Surely police have better things to do with their time and taxpayer dollars."

"The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has created this confrontation and the authorities have handled it badly from the start."

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