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PM Turnbull’s economic challenge: tackle inequality, global warming

The Australian Greens have challenged new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to dump the "nope, nope, nope" attitude of his predecessor when it comes to economic reforms that would reduce wealth inequality and face up to the reality of global warming.

"You can't have a serious economic plan if you've got Tony Abbott's climate policy leading into this election, and that's where Malcolm Turnbull is right now," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

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Direct Action White Paper 'hip-pocket robbery' strengthens Greens’ resolve

New detail about the Abbott government's Direct Action plan has strengthened the Australian Greens' resolve to protect communities from the fiscal and environmental damage it would inflict.

"Direct Action is a misnomer that's so drastically inferior to our existing policies that it's incredible the Abbott government would even try to push ahead with it," said Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt MP.

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Hunt should be at climate summit: Bandt

Greens Acting Leader and Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt MP says it is appalling that the Minister for the Environment is joining the Foreign Minister in skipping Monday's global climate summit in Warsaw and is further evidence of the climate denialism that dominates the government.

"Instead of sitting in his office reading Wikipedia, Greg Hunt should be in Warsaw tackling global warming and talking to the world's experts on climate change," Mr Bandt said.

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