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Greens back levy after $100 million win on solar and support for affordable housing, education

The Australian Greens will support the flood levy in the House of Representatives and the Senate after important gains from the Government on their proposed funding cuts.

Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and MP Adam Bandt took their concerns directly to the government and negotiated a good outcome that will release funding for flood recovery and protect key programs.

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Greens back levy after $100 million win on solar and support for affordable housing, education

The Australian Greens will support the flood levy in the House of Representatives and the Senate after important gains from the Government on their proposed funding cuts, Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and MP Adam Bandt said in Canberra today.

“The Greens have taken our concerns directly to the government and have negotiated a good outcome that will release funding for flood recovery and protect key programs,” Senator Brown said.

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Melbourne flood warnings need action: Bandt

Reports that Melbourne is at risk of increased flooding are concerning and must be acted on Greens MP Adam Bandt said today.

Modelling obtained by today's Age newspaper warns that in the coming years most of Melbourne may face a 25% increase in flooding because of climate change.

"The current experience of flooding in Queensland and Victoria shows we must heed the warning of climate scientists about future extreme weather events for Melbourne," Greens MP Adam Bandt said today.

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