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Australian Greens ready for the climate change election

Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale has welcomed the official start of the election campaign, declaring that the party has never been better equipped to offer a progressive alternative to the old parties. 
 
“We’re ready. On May 18, we’ll give the Australian people a genuine alternative to the old parties, one that offers a positive plan for Australia that will create a better future for all of us,” Sen. Di Natale said.
 

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National Disaster Response Unit

The Australian Greens have today announced a plan to invest half a billion dollars to create a National Disaster Response Unit with the capacity to respond to emergencies like the Tasmanian bushfires or floods in Queensland.

“Climate change is hurting our communities and environment now,” said Senator Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens Leader.

“2018 has just been named the 4th hottest year on record, making the last five years the hottest period since modern measurement began.” 

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Bureau of Meteorology motion

The Senate has passed a motion from Tasmanian Greens Senator Nick McKim calling on the government to abandon plans to centralise the Bureau of Meteorology's forecasting services.

“The moves to centralise forecasting at the bureau will undermine an essential service that Tasmanians rely on, and potentially cost lives,” Senator McKim said.

“As our climate changes, we need the local experience and expertise in Tasmanian conditions even more than before.”

“From firefighters to farmers, all Tasmanians need accurate, local and timely forecasts and advice from the Bureau.”

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