Nuclear power doesn’t belong in the Pilbara: WA Greens

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Greens (WA) spokesperson for Nuclear Issues, Robin Chapple MLC has labelled a nuclear reactor proposal in the Pilbara as inappropriate and ill-conceived.

State Government’s fracking inquiry grossly underfunded

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Greens WA have called for the Government to increase funding for their current fracking inquiry after parliamentary probing revealed the study’s limited resources last night.

Environment Minister must protect Helena Aurora Range from Mining: Greens

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Greens (WA) spokesperson for the Environment, Robin Chapple MLC welcomed today the Environment Minister’s decision to dismiss the industries appeals against the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) assessment on a proposal to mine iron ore in the Helena-Aurora Range.

Celebrating hard working corrections staff in Canberra

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT’s correctional officers and community corrections staff will be recognised today as part of Australia’s first annual National Corrections Day.

ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) will host a Family Day at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) so staff can share with their relatives what a day as a correctional officer or community corrections officer is like.

Vale Dr Joe Baker AO OBE

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

“We are saddened today to learn of the passing of Dr Joe Baker, AO OBE.

“A marine pharmacology pioneer and world authority on natural resource management, Dr Baker served as the ACT’s inaugural Commissioner for the Environment from 1994 to 2004. Dr Baker undertook this role with a dedication informed by his decades of experience, and a steadfast commitment to protecting our natural environment for future generations to enjoy.

Greens Support Rail Union’s Right to Strike and Call on Premier Berejiklian to Come to the Table to Negotiate

Greens NSW MPs are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to come to the negotiating table with rail workers and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU). All Greens MPs in NSW have signed a statement in support of the RTBU’s right to take industrial action (attached).

Turnbull's deeper ties with Japan reward its flouting of rules-based order with continued illegal whaling

Service expansion delivering better mental health outcomes for young Canberrans

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Consultation and Liaison Service at Canberra Hospital will expand to provide services 7 days per week.

“The service can now provide specialist mental health assessments on weekends to young people aged 5 – 18 years who are already admitted to the paediatric ward or who present to the emergency department,” Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury said.

Students worked hard for university, the Government must work for them

Greens MP Takes Aim at Secretive Puppy Farm Reforms Consultation Process

Greens NSW MP and Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has questioned why the NSW Government is conducting a secretive consultation on changes to combat puppy farming in NSW. The changes are contained in the Draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Breeding Dogs and Cats) Standards 2017.

Dr. Faruqi said:

Turnbull pathetic response on fighting corruption – another leadership failure

Buildings but no scientists: Turnbull must commit to re-funding Antarctic CRC