Greens endorse union campaign to strengthen bargaining powers | Australia news

The Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, has endorsed the unions’ campaign to strengthen their collective bargaining power in industrial relations laws at the minor party’s national conference on Saturday. The decision to endorse the “Change the Rules” campaign of the Australian Council of Trade Unions seeks to prevent the Greens …

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young wins preselection despite strong push from challenger

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young wins preselection despite strong push from challenger

By Isabel Dayman Updated May 18, 2018 14:17:55 Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has stared down an internal party challenge to secure the top spot on the party’s Senate ticket at the next federal election. Her win comes despite a strong push from Greens member Rob Simms, who wrote to members …

Super profits tax for miners and ‘Buffett rule’ on Greens’ tax agenda | Australia news

With the major parties set to use budget week as a staging post for a tax battle to play out between now and the next election, the Greens have entered the field, proposing a “Buffett rule” for high earners and a super profits tax for the mining industry. In a …

Treasurer used government resources to help the pro-pokies lobby, say Greens

Treasurer used government resources to help the pro-pokies lobby, say Greens

Posted April 24, 2018 20:00:21 Photo: The campaign against Labor’s poker machine policy was launched by hotel industry representatives. (ABC News: David Hudspeth) The Tasmanian Greens have accused the Liberals of using government resources to help the gambling lobby fight an unfavourable report into poker machines in the months before …

Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers’

Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers’

Updated April 16, 2018 20:50:34 The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers. Key points: Richard Di Natale says cannabis needs to be sold in a “more tightly controlled” environment He …

Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis | Society

The Greens have proposed full legalisation of cannabis – including for recreational use – with a new government agency to act as the single wholesaler of plain-packaged cannabis. People would also be allowed to grow up to six marijuana plants at home for their personal use under the new policy, …

Labor, the Greens or still Howard’s battlers: Explore Australia’s politics of disadvantage

Labor, the Greens or still Howard’s battlers: Explore Australia’s politics of disadvantage

Updated April 06, 2018 08:12:50 Howard’s battlers were the traditional Labor voters who supported the Coalition during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Now new information from the ABS reveals which electorates are Australia’s most disadvantaged, and which party claims these as its heartland. It shows disadvantaged electorates return candidates …

Greens accuse Labor of ‘gerrymander’ in draft seat redistribution | Australia news

The Greens have accused Labor of a “gerrymander” after the Australian Electoral Commission published a draft redistribution creating two new Labor-leaning seats and other knock-on changes that potentially benefit the federal opposition. The new boundaries propose a third seat in the Australian Capital Territory – to be named after war …

SA Greens circle Sarah Hanson-Young in Senate preselection challenge

SA Greens circle Sarah Hanson-Young in Senate preselection challenge

Updated April 06, 2018 09:48:50 Photo: Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is facing a field of five challengers. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) South Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young is facing a preselection challenge from five fellow Greens members. Six candidates including Senator Hanson-Young have nominated for the party’s prized top spot on …