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Greens launch debt-led economic recovery plan including a jobs and income guarantee and massive green investment

Young people will be guaranteed a job, secure income, and free education under a new Greens recovery plan to restart the economy and build ‘a better normal’ after the coronavirus economic shock.

The vision for a debt-financed recovery reaffirms the government’s role in responding to the crisis, and rejects the austerity approaches offered by the Liberal and Labor parties, charting a course for a government-led recovery that extends Australia’s world-class social services, instead of slashing funding for education, healthcare, and the environment.

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Exporting rare Australian birds must be halted and investigated: Greens

The Australian Greens are calling for an immediate halt to the export of native animals, and an independent inquiry into how hundreds of endangered and rare Australian birds have been exported for sale.

 

“Reports this week that rare and endangered birds are being sold to shady dealers, with the approval of the Federal Government, are shocking and must be independently investigated,"  Greens Environment and Trade spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

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ABC is the answer to soft-diplomacy in Asia-Pacific

The Greens will move for responsibility and funding to be restored to the ABC to share content with the Asia-Pacific region in the Senate next week.

 

“It is high time the Morrison Government gave the ABC back its job, sharing its world-class content and journalism in our region. Next week in the Senate, I will call on the Government to do so,” Greens media spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

 “The ABC is creating high-quality Australian drama and kids TV that audiences love. If that wasn’t enough, we know it is also our most trusted news source.

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Labor and Coalition back corporate power over community rights

The Morrison Government and the Labor Party have thrown Australia under the bus in teaming up to pass the dodgy Trans-Pacific Partnership today, giving big corporations more power than elected Governments.

 

“Labor has abandoned its own party platform, Australian workers, our environment and our sovereignty in rolling over for the Morrison Government to pass the TPP,”  Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

“This is a deal for big corporations, at the expense of the rights of the community.

 

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It’s not too late to defeat the TPP, Labor

The Australian Greens are calling on the Labor Party to dump its support of the dodgy TPP ahead of the debate in the Senate today.

 

“The dodgy TPP deal was designed by corporations, for corporations. It is baffling to Australian workers,  and the broader community, that the Labor Party has abandoned its base, and unions, to give this toxic trade deal the green light,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

 

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Labor tries to walk both sides of the street on TPP

The Labor Party is fooling the community, and themselves, when they say they can scale back the nasties in the TPP in Government.

 

“The Labor Party cannot change the TPP once the ink is dry. They are fooling themselves if they think this is going to fly with the Australian workers who know better,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

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Labor sells out Australia on TPP

Labor has thrown Australia under the bus for delivering the Government the numbers it needs to pass TPP enabling legislation, the Greens say.

 

“Labor has betrayed Australian workers, and our sovereignty, by paving the way to locking our Nation to the dangerous TPP,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

“The Greens will be moving amendments to ensure workers’ rights, protect Australian jobs and prohibit ISDS provisions.

 

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State Liberal Budget is anti-SA

Greens Senator for SA Sarah Hanson-Young has slammed the State Liberal Party’s anti-South Australian budget.

 

“Steven Marshall and Rob Lucas have delivered a horrific anti-South Australian budget that will have a disastrous impact on our state’s already high-unemployment rate,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

“Slashing and burning 4000 jobs from the public sector, closing TAFE campuses and forcing up the rent on those doing it tough is a disgraceful attack on the fabric of South Australia’s society.

 

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Europe sends dysfunctional Morrison Government a wake-up call on climate and trade

The Australian Greens have urged the Morrison Government to heed the warnings of the EU over walking away from our Paris commitments. 

 

“The world is watching as the Coalition Government goes through a very public, embarrassing identity crisis at a time when leadership on climate change and reducing pollution is needed,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

 

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Words will do nothing for bank competition, only a People’s Bank will

Greens Finance Spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, says there is no point in Scott Morrison repeating the exact phrase said ad nauseum by previous PMs and Treasurers past like Kevin Rudd, Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey, “If you don’t like your bank then change it.” This phrase has done nothing to help consumers in the decades it has been uttered.

Senator Hanson-Young said, “There is no competition for interest rates in banking. The ACCC knows it, the Productivity Commission knows it and unless the Government has had its head in the sand, the Government knows it too.

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