Back in February, the Greens were riding a fresh wave of momentum when they changed leaders. But COVID-19 has made it tough for the party to be seen and heard.
Adam Bandt on Greens’ hopes for future power sharing
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Adam Bandt expresses his disappointment with Labor's coal rhetoric. He says they have a decision to make: work with the Greens, or determine whether they have more in common with the Liberals.
The Greens’ only House of Representatives member, Adam Bandt, is the party’s new leader, elected unanimously after Richard Di Natale’s decision to leave parliament. Bandt, 47, has held the inner city seat…
Natale’s shock resignation comes as former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce announced he would challenge Nationals leader Michael McCormack if there was a move for a leadership spill on Tuesday.
Following conflicting accounts on whether there was a deal, Richard di Natale said Cormann had ‘walked over to senator Lambie and said, “Is it OK if I say there’s no deal?” We heard you say it’.
After securing a condition which she cannot disclose “due to national security concerns”, Jacqui Lambie has voted with the government on the repeal of the medevac laws.
From the Franklin Dam to anti-fracking, the Greens have a storied history.
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Paddy Manning’s new book charts the challenges faced by the Greens (and greenies in general) with admirable clarity and detail.
Greens leader Richard Richard Di Natale speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra on May 1.
After the backlash against the formal Labor-Greens alliance under the Gillard government, Shorten is anxious to keep maximum distance between the ALP and the minor party.
Greens urge Labor to vote against the whole of Malcolm Turnbull’s income tax package.
The estimates have been prepared by the independent PBO, at the request of the Greens. The opposition has repeatedly sought annual figures, but the government resisted the demands.
Richard Di Natale said that Australia had a “tax avoidance system” rather than a “tax system”.
The Greens plan would bring in “a Buffett rule” to ensure higher income earners paid their fair share of tax by limiting deductions made by those earning more than $300,000.
Former drug and alcohol doctor Di Natale says the ‘tough on drugs’ approach causes enormous harm.
Dealing with cannabis is basically a state matter but the Greens propose an Australian Cannabis Agency be set up to bring together state and territory governments, experts and regulators.
Richard Di Natale’s address comes in the wake of the Greens’ failure to win the Batman byelection.
Under the People’s Bank proposal, homeowners would be able to borrow up to 60% of the value of their property directly from the Reserve Bank.
Politics podcast: Sarah Hanson-Young on the Greens Batman setback.
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Sarah Hanson-Young has strongly backed Richard Di Natale's push to purge those who leaked against Alex Bhathal in the Batman byelection.
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services?
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said ‘in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations’. Is that correct?
Bill Shorten said he had become increasingly sceptical of Adani in recent months.
Bill Shorten has taken a further step toward opposing the proposed Queensland Adani coal mine.
Past and present: Bob Brown (centre) pictured in 2010 with Greens colleagues including current leader Richard Di Natale (right).
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The environmental issues we face are ideal recruiting for green parties, but the breakthroughs aren’t happening, and after 25 years as a federal party the Greens are still fighting on the same fronts.
Larissa Waters is the second Greens senator to resign in less than a week.
Greens senator Larissa Waters was forced to resign on Tuesday after she discovered she was still a citizen of Canada.
Lee Rhiannon and every other federal Greens MP have the right to dissent on matters of policy.
For all concerned, the imbroglio surrounding Lee Rhiannon and her Greens colleagues turns on a fundamental disagreement over process and principle.
Labor has been steadfast in its opposition to the government’s school funding plan.
The Catholic sector, having lost the old special deals, would be anxious to extract some new ones from an ALP government that had extra dollars to put around.
The government is making frantic efforts to seal a deal on its school plan before parliament adjourns for the winter break.
Simon Birmingham met Catholic education representatives on Monday night, receiving such a haranguing that at times it was difficult for him to get a word in.
Sarah Hanson-Young has come up against the pressure of the Australian Education Union.
Some Liberals love to deride Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young. In the past, the government’s immigration minister and attack dog, Peter Dutton, was particularly insulting when she was spokeswoman in his…