The new Senate is Abbott's only chance at removing the price on carbon. The Greens have been consistent in their policy and voting against any repeal but there has been nothing but confusion in the Senate today. Gags, back flips, "swifty pulling" and a lot of back-and-forth make for a confusing Senate to follow, so below we've got a timeline to help you understand!
Welcome to your weekly wrap up for The Greens Victorian election campaign, this week there's updates on the East-West toll road, 153 Tamil asylum seekers at sea and fiery criticism from Nobel Prize Winners.Read more
The campaign launch was only the beginning. Tomorrow and Sunday we’re hitting the streets for our first door knock. We have big targets for our campaign -- to knock on every door in the Melbourne electorate -- and we can’t wait to get started.
We need you to help us make these targets a reality. Can you join a neighbourhood team for our first door knock on 14-15 June?
Click on the Let’s Get Started door knock session you're attending, or interested in attending, for more information:
Light The Dark
It was heart-warming to see so many Melburnians at the candlielight vigil in Fed Square on Sunday night. The vigils were held to remember the life of Reza Berati, a 23 year old asylum seeker who was killed inside the Manus Island detention centre, as well as to protest against the inhumane treatment of refugees by the Abbott Government.
The Greens oppose offshore processing of refugees and are calling for a Royal Commission into Reza's death, and for the closure of the Manus Island detention centre. I'm proud to stand with a party that stands for compassion, not cruelty.