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Bandt announces new parliamentary line-up to kick the Libs out and negotiate shared power

Adam Bandt 15 Sep 2021

With the confirmation of new Senator for Western Australia Dorinda Cox today, Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has put the Greens on election footing with a reshuffle of the Greens’ ‘shadow Ministerial’ portfolios that prioritises the party’s key campaign areas and sets the party up for ‘balance of power’ negotiations in the likely event of a minority Parliament. 

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Greens announce new party room lineup to push for Green New Deal and compassionate pandemic recovery

Adam Bandt 9 Sep 2020

Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt MP has announced the lineup of his new Greens team, following Lidia Thorpe's first Party Room Meeting as a Senator.

The reshuffle is the most significant since Adam Bandt MP was elected leader, reflecting new talent within Party Room and the rapidly shifting political context in the age of COVID-19.

Senator Lidia Thorpe now holds the First Nations, Justice and Sports portfolios, while the meeting also confirmed the creation of a new Anti-Racism portfolio to be held by Senator Mehreen Faruqi.

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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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Statement on the Australian Greens MPs Party Room Meeting

Statement from Australian Greens Whip Sen. Rachel Siewert:

Today the Australian Greens Party Room met and re-affirmed the positions of our leadership team.

Following a customary spill of the leadership positions, the roles of Leader, Co-Deputy Leader and Whip have all been returned without challenge. The rotating position of Party Room Chair has moved from Adam Bandt MP to Sen. Janet Rice.

The leadership roles for the 46th Parliament are as follows:

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Media Release: Nick McKim to push for an “I-20” at global conference in Korea

Nick McKim 29 Sep 2015

Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim will today depart for Jeju, Korea to deliver the keynote address at a conference that will lay the groundwork for an “Island 20” to parallel the G20.

Senator McKim said an “I-20” would help islands to be included in important economic decisions. 

“In many ways, islands are the canaries in the coal mine for problems that the world faces in the 21st Century,” Senator McKim said.

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About Nick McKim

Nick McKim 18 Sep 2015

Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim is a passionate advocate for Tasmania’s people, environment and economy.

He was first elected to the Tasmanian parliament in 2002, and represented the electorate of Franklin in the House of Assembly for 13 years, leading the Tasmanian between 2008 and 2014.

In 2010 Nick became Australia’s first Greens Minister, with portfolios including Education and Skills, Corrections and Consumer Protection, Sustainable Transport, Climate Change and Aboriginal Affairs.

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