Australian Greens

Labor and Coalition combine to vote down stricter lobbying rules

The government and opposition have combined to vote down a motion calling for stronger lobbying laws.<p>The Greens moved a Senate motion late on Tuesday afternoon calling for a five-year ban on lobbying by former ministers. The motion also called for “meaningful penalties” for former ministers who …

Codes of Conduct

Senator weeps as he uses parliamentary privilege to air death list

"These are the names that don't get spoken," Senator Steele-John said, after reading his list of 34 names.<p>"These are the human beings, these are the …

Disability

Bill Shorten to announce $400 million pitch to women on superannuation

Mr Shorten is expected to announce the new policy alongside Labor shadow treasurer Chris Bowen on Wednesday, in their first major policy initiative …

Larissa Waters

Coalition defends lobbying rules and denies 'corporate takeover' of democracy

The Australian government has insisted there has been “no corporate takeover of our democracy” and that its lobbying regime is properly enforced, despite not a single lobbyist being punished for a rule breach in at least five years.<p>The Greens senator Larissa Waters used Senate question time on …

Codes of Conduct

Greens want to extend renewable target

With yet another national energy policy axed, the Australian Greens want to extend the renewable energy target in a bid to avoid a dramatic fall-off …

Scott Morrison

Medic suspended over behaviour at Defqon music festival

18/09/2018|2min<p>A medic has been suspended after being caught on camera dancing erratically at the Defqon. 1 music festival in Sydney's west. The …

Music Festivals

Labor ministers consider supporting push to legalise cannabis

"As minister for health and wellbeing I have some questions about the legislation, and the ACT government will make our position clear once the bill …

Cannabis

Gladys Berejiklian vows to shut down Sydney music festival

17/09/2018|3min<p>NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to shut down Sydney music festival Defqon.1, following two fatal overdoses. Ms Berejiklian …

Music Festivals

Pictured: Man, 23, who died of suspected drug overdose at music festival

A 23-year-old man suspected of overdosing at a Sydney music festival at the weekend has been identified.<p>Joseph Pham, from Edensor Park in Sydney’s …

Music Festivals

AMP charged thousands of dead people insurance premiums

Mr Costello took Mr Sainsbury to internal documents that showed AMP had received an internal complaint in 2016 about its practice of regularly …

Defqon.1 festival: Two dead, others critical after suspected overdoses

Two people have died and two more remain in a critical condition in hospital after suspected overdoses at the Defqon.1 music festival in Sydney's …

Music Festivals

Government needs to ‘re-regulate’ the energy sector: Di Natale

13/09/2018|11min<p>FULL INTERVIEW: Greens leader Richard Di Natale has urged Labor to support its plan to ‘re-regulate’ the energy sector in a bid to …

Energy Policy

New report signals bright outlook for Bougainville, despite dark past

Recently released economic analysis could signal great things for the PNG island, but only if lessons are learned from its catastrophic history.The …

Great Britain

Greens motion urging government to condemn conversion therapy passes Senate

A Greens motion urging the federal government to advocate to states on banning conversion therapy practices in Australia has passed the Senate.<p>The …

Scott Morrison

J.K. Rowling leads condemnation of Australian artist's 'racist' cartoon of Serena Williams

Loading<p>Such caricatures were parodied in the '60s by underground comix creator R. Crumb through his character Angelfood McSpade. Spike Lee - who, …

Serena Williams

Australian whale-savers take on Japan as Brazil host IWC talks.

There was a colourful protest against illegal commercial whaling at Japan’s embassy in Canberra today. Holding banners, including GOVERNMENT OF …

Scott Morrison

Tom Elliott and Greens leader clash over controversial cartoon

Well, that got heated!<p>Tom Elliott and Richard Di Natale have clashed passionately over Mark Knight’s controversial cartoon of Serena Williams.<p>Neither …

Serena Williams

Larissa on her return to the Senate | ABC News, 11 September 2018

Larissa Waters

Greens threaten to block trade legislation over Japanese whaling

"It's been left for Brazil to take a lead at this meeting with the Australian government effectively missing in action," Mr Brown said.<p>He said …

Whaling

NSW Greens sexual harassment complaint cannot be substantiated, report concludes

A report has recommended the New South Wales Greens find there is insufficient evidence to substantiate a complaint that Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham …

Sexual Harassment

Greens demand Scott Morrison tackle high rate of Aboriginal deaths in custody

The Greens are demanding Scott Morrison “show leadership” and take urgent action on the continuing high rates of Aboriginal deaths in custody.<p>In a letter delivered to the prime minister, the Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, and the party’s Aboriginal affairs spokeswoman, Senator Rachel Siewert, …

Crime

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham says he has been cleared over sexual misconduct allegations

New South Wales Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham has released a statement saying he has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.<p>After his statement was released, the NSW Greens responded by saying the investigation process had not yet …

Sexual Harassment

John Bolton threatens war crimes court with sanctions in virulent attack

John Bolton, the hawkish US national security adviser, has threatened the international criminal court (ICC) with sanctions and made an excoriating attack on the institution in a speech in Washington.<p>Bolton pushed for sanctions over an ICC investigation into alleged American war crimes in …

Law (UK)

Greens' Larissa Waters makes Senate return

Greens senator Larissa Waters is the first federal politician to make a comeback after being disqualified for holding dual citizenship.<p>Senator Waters …

Larissa Waters

Greens live sheep export ban will destroy lives - Senator Pauline Hanson

MEDIA RELEASE<p>The Greens and Labor parties have shown utter contempt for Australian producers and families by shutting down debate on a bill to ban …

Australia

Live sheep export bill passes Senate

LEGISLATION to phase out live sheep exports within five years and end the trade to the Middle East during the northern summer has passed the …

Exports

Larissa Waters returns to Senate after almost 14 months away

Larissa Waters returns to parliament this week after nearly 14 months away.<p>She will be the first senator among the casualties of section 44 to return to parliament, having quit in July 2017 after discovering she was a dual Canadian citizen.<p>Waters’ resignation rattled the Greens, having come less …

Larissa Waters

Scott Morrison says national energy guarantee 'is dead'

Australia remains committed to meeting its Paris emissions targets even as it moves to dump its national energy policy, Scott Morrison’s government says.<p>The prime minister will propose ditching the national energy guarantee in a party room meeting when parliament resumes next week, also ruling out …

Scott Morrison

'Darkness' coming if Scott Morrison not re-elected, Pentecostal leader claims

Pentecostal leaders have warned their congregation that “darkness” will spread across Australia and Christians will be persecuted if Scott Morrison does not win the next election.<p>Others have been told that Morrison’s rise to power was a “miracle of God” that answered three days of prayer and …

Scott Morrison

A new generation of campaigners fights to save the south-west forests | Scott Ludlam

An increasing number of people have accepted that 2001 was an important turning point, but that the future of the wild south-west is not yet won<p>Someone once told me that the best way to collapse a powerful social movement is to tell them they won. In 2001, a 30-year campaign to protect old-growth …

Opinion (UK)