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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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About Adam Bandt

Adam Bandt 1 Jan 2012

Adam Bandt is the Federal Member for Melbourne.

He lives in Flemington with his wife Claudia, daughter Wren and their two dogs.

Adam has portfolio responsibilities for treasury, employment and workplace relations, industry and innovation, science and research and the arts.

Before becoming an MP, Adam worked as a public interest lawyer representing some of Melbourne's lowest paid workers, including outworkers in the clothing industry.

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11 things to celebrate in 2011!

Bob Brown 15 Dec 2011


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.


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.

"There is no city in the world I would rather live in."

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