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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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Abbott mean and nasty on Thomson pairing: Bandt

Adam Bandt 8 Sep 2011

Greens MP Adam Bandt has said Opposition leader Tony Abbott is showing a "mean and nasty streak" in refusing Craig Thomson a parliamentary pair to attend the birth of his child.‬‪

"Mr Abbott is showing he has a real mean and nasty streak" Mr Bandt said today.‬‪‬‪

"Whatever questions Craig Thomson may have to answer, and however serious the votes are in the next few weeks, there must always be room for compassion and fairness."

"This is just punishing the mother and baby so Mr Abbott can score political points."‬‪‪‬‬‪

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Melbourne deserves top spot: Bandt

Adam Bandt 30 Aug 2011

Greens MP Adam Bandt has hailed Melbourne's securing of the title of the world's most liveable city, saying it deserves the top spot.

But Mr Bandt cautioned that big investments in public transport, other infrastructure and greening the city were needed if Melbourne was going to stay in front.

Melbourne claimed the title of the world's most liveable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest survey, beating Vancouver.

"Melbourne deserves top spot", Mr Bandt said.

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Stand with me this Sunday

Adam Bandt 31 May 2011

Dear Friend,

We are nearing political crunch time for the climate.

This weekend I have been meeting with members ot the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee for intensive talks on the price on pollution. These negotiations will shape Australia's future for years to come. While I am working hard in Canberra for the best possible outcome, we need the community to take a stand this weekend for a cleaner future.

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Grand Prix should go: Bandt

Adam Bandt 21 Feb 2011

Greens MP Adam Bandt has backed a call from Labor MP Michael Danby to
scrap the Melbourne Grand Prix.

Mr Bandt said the car race cost the taxpayer too much and had a negative impact on his electorate.

"Time is up for the Grand Prix", Mr Bandt said.

"It is does little for the local economy and its growing cost to taxpayer, now at 15 million dollars a year, is too much."

"While the Formula One race happens next door in Albert Park it still has a big impact on residents in my electorate of Melbourne."

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