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Greens dental into Medicare plan would benefit more than one million South Australians

The Australian Greens will today launch their plan to get dental into Medicare, a move which would benefit more than a million South Australians.

Under the plan, Australians will be able to go to the dentist and use their Medicare card, just like at the GP. Everyone entitled to Medicare will be able to get Medicare-funded dental care and orthodontic treatment as well as oral surgeries, periodontics and prosthodontics.

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Green is GO! Greens ready to fight for South Australia

As the official election campaign is called, the Greens have launched their bid to put South Australia and climate action front and centre, with the party vying to double their representation in SA and balance of power in the Senate.

The Greens will run candidates in every seat and will campaign hard to elect Barbara Pocock to join Senator Sarah Hanson-Young in the Senate following the election on May 21.

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Greens in the Senate will ensure buybacks are restored to save the River Murray

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s promise to deliver South Australia’s fair share of water under the Murray Darling Basin Plan is welcomed, however will only be delivered if buybacks are restored, the Greens have said today.

This scheme is critical to restoring water flows to the river and delivering 450GL to South Australia, and the Greens will be needed in the Senate to secure it.

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Greens start their EV engines in tight SA Senate race

Fresh from a record vote in the State election, the Greens have kicked off their federal election campaign in SA announcing a $6.1b plan to boost the uptake of electric vehicles and reestablish auto manufacturing in Australia, saying that in balance of power the party will push for a South Australian-focused package to support an electric car industry in the State.

The Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, is in Adelaide today to launch the campaign for South Australia lead Senate Candidate, Barbara Pocock. 

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Greens to move for Senate inquiry into biodiversity offsets market and call on Labor to stand up to Barnaby Joyce

The Morrison Government’s new Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Market Bill looks set to fail Australia’s environment despite promises to help ecosystem restoration, the Australian Greens have said today.

The Greens will refer the bill to a Senate inquiry for review and have called on the Labor Party to back an inquiry, before voting on the bill.

Quotes attributable to Greens spokesperson for the environment, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young:

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Greens refer alleged carbon credits fraud to Auditor General

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has referred allegations of a $1 billion taxpayer funded climate fraud through the government’s carbon credits scheme to the Auditor General and called for a full, independent inquiry into the claims.

Overnight a whistleblower, the highly-renowned former head of the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee, Andrew Macintosh, described the program as “largely a scam”.

Quotes attributable to Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP:

“This is yet another rort from a terrible government.

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Labor should stand up for fair-go economics & oppose Stage 3 shake up

Greens SA Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young, has joined with Greens Senate Candidate for SA in calling for Labor to reverse their support for the Morrison government's dismantling of Australia's progressive taxation system.

Lines attributable to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young:

"The Liberals and Labor are on a joint ticket when it comes to giving federal politicians a $9,000 tax cut, while minimum-wage workers - like those in aged care - get nothing."

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Auditor General report shows Morrison Government is failing to save koalas from extinction

The Auditor General’s report into threatened species paints a bleak picture for the survival of Australia’s koalas and wildlife, the Greens Environment Spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said today.

“The report by the Auditor General into the management of Australia’s threatened species and wildlife is a damning assessment of the Morrison Government’s treatment of our environment and native animals. 

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Joyce's funding for Urannah Dam another National Party slush fund for the coal industry

The Government's announcement of $483m to fund the Urannah Dam, in close proximity to numerous existing and planned mining projects, is an undisguised investment in the expansion of the coal industry. 

The dam, in Joyce's own words, will provide water security for the nearby coal mining industry to grow into the future - even at a time when we need to urgently reduce emissions to avoid the impacts of climate change that parts of our country are currently experiencing. 

The Greens environment and water spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young said:

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Morrison Government’s multi-million dollar budget splurge for mining mates will destroy the environment and make the climate crisis worse

The Government's announcement of a $128.5M environmental reform package is a blatant attempt to bypass environment protections and fast track mining project approvals.

Greens Environment Spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young said:

“The Morrison Government’s announcement is a blatant attack on our environment and wildlife. This is all about putting the profits of big mining companies and greedy developers ahead of our environment and communities, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to greenlight projects that will destroy our environment and make the climate crisis worse.

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