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Bob Brown, Adam Bandt - press conference on a fairer mining tax and a safe exit from Afghanistan

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt outlined the Greens' position on the MRRT, namely to protect the revenue stream from moves in Parliament to further water down the mining tax.


The Greens will also move for a debate on setting a date for a safe exit of Australian troops from Afghanistan.

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Nuclear debate in Australia over: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt has told the Parliament that the nuclear debate in Australia is now over.

In a speech last night discussing the emergency at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Mr Bandt said other MPs, who just three weeks ago were strongly advocating nuclear power, were now silent.

Australia's uranium exports to Japan and other countries also now needed to be reconsidered, he said.

"The debate on nuclear power in this country is now over", Mr Bandt told the Parliament.

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Government sells out Traditional Owners and the Northern Territory while Coalition splits on nuclear waste dump vote

The Australian Greens today condemned the Government for passing a bill to force a radioactive waste dump onto the Northern Territory, despite the Opposition refusing to vote and Coalition MP Natasha Griggs crossing the floor to oppose the bill.

Greens MP Adam Bandt and Greens nuclear affairs spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam congratulated Ms Griggs for her courage in voting against the radioactive waste dump bill while the Coalition took the extremely unusual step of removing all but one member from the Chamber during the vote.

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Bandt to vote against government and force a vote on nuclear dump

Scott Ludlam 20 Feb 2011

For the first time Greens MP Adam Bandt will vote against a government bill in Federal Parliament today and seek to highlight the governments failure to properly consult traditional owners about plans for a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory.

The National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010, which sets up the legal regime for a radioactive waste dump at Muckaty north of Tennant Creek, will be debated today.

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Nuclear waste dump report a whitewash – Greens

Scott Ludlam 22 Dec 2010

The Australian Greens have condemned the Parliamentary investigation of the proposed Muckaty Station nuclear waste dump as a whitewash.

After the House of Representative's Climate Change, Environment and the Arts Standing Committee's report on the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 was tabled today, Greens MP Adam Bandt said that the committee refused to hear from the public or the area's Aboriginal traditional owners.

"This is Martin Ferguson's appalling Christmas present for the people of Muckaty," Mr Bandt said.

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We don’t want US ships: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt has expressed concern at plans for more US naval visits to Australia saying the government must explain what it means for Melbourne.

Speaking outside the AUSMIN talks at Victoria’s government house Mr Bandt said it was time for Australia to show more independence towards the United States.

“I will be asking the government what an increase in ship visits means for Melbourne and other capital cities,” Mr Bandt said.

“There are big risks in having nuclear power or nuclear armed warships in Port Phillip Bay.”

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Opportunity for new approach on nuclear waste dump

Scott Ludlam 21 Oct 2010

The Australian Greens welcome the referral of the Federal Government's controversial bill to establish Australia's national radioactive waste dump to a House of Representatives parliamentary committee.

"This is great news and may ensure real scrutiny is brought to bear on Labor's proposal to dump radioactive waste in Central Australia," said Greens spokesperson on nuclear issues Senator Scott Ludlam.

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