We support the Centrelink workers who have come forward to shine a light on the debacle that is the automated debt recovery system.

How many times does the government need to be told: the system is broken. It’s causing people extreme trauma and stress and no amount of obfuscation is going to hide the truth.

Centrelink staff told not to fix mistakes in debt notices – whistleblower

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A record high for the third year in a row.

While the Liberal and Labor parties remain beholden to dirty donations from the fossil fuel industry, we won’t see the investments in renewables and clean energy that we need. It’s time to clean up politics and deliver donations reform.

World temperatures hit new high in 2016: NASA

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Through investing in harm reduction­, we create better health outcomes for drug users and for our communities as a whole.

We must do everything within our power to prevent this.

Step aside, politicians, and let somebody who knows what they're doing take charge

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Whistle-blowers expose corruption, failures and ineptitude in business and in government – and Centrelink’s debt debacle is no exception.

Try as it might, the government cannot ignore and hide from the appalling way this system has been rolled out.

Centrelink staff warned over 'criminal' leaks amid debt recovery row

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Let's make no mistake here: the ban the burqa movement is motivated by ignorance, racism and bigotry.

We’ll always call out racism when we see it, whether it comes from One Nation, the right wing of the Liberal Party or the PM himself.

Malcolm Turnbull says Australia must put 'safety first' when asked about burqa ban

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Rewarding Greg Hunt with the health portfolio after his disastrous turn as Environment Minister shows just how out of touch Malcolm Turnbull is.

He should immediately rule out the exorbitant increase in health insurance premiums demanded by the industry and reverse the cuts to children’s dental care announced by his predecessor.
I'm disgusted by the campaign to take down an Australia Day sign featuring Muslim women.

Bigotry and racism have no place in our society.

Australia Day billboard featuring girls in hijabs removed after threats

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All drug use has the potential for very serious harm, but pill testing allows the most harmful and toxic substances to be identified.

A regime of pill-testing, done through a health framework will save lives and minimise harm, as part of a better approach to drug policy.

'Why did you have to leave us like this?' - three dead after toxic drug batch

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The TPP is a secretive trade deal that exists to line the pockets of multinationals, giving them unprecedented influence over our parliaments. The Greens will continue to oppose it.
The ongoing Japanese whale hunt in the Southern Ocean is unacceptable – and if it wasn’t for Sea Shepherd there’d be no evidence of this slaughter.

Senator Nick McKim and I have today written to the Australian Border Force Commissioner, calling for an Australian vessel to be immediately dispatched to investigate the action of the Japanese commercial whalers.
The case for a federal anti-corruption body is overwhelming. Parliament needs to get on with it.
More than 85% of people support a national anti-corruption body, and an open letter calling for its establishment has been signed by 40 leading legal, political and academic figures.

The Greens will bring on a vote on our bill to establish a National Anti-corruption Watchdog when Parliament resumes.

Arthur Sinodinos still has minor ICAC millstone around his neck

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Everyone should have the capacity to choose how and when we die when we’re living with ongoing pain and suffering because of a terminal illness.

It’s really important that we get national consistency on this issue which the vast majority of Australians support and pass similar laws through Federal Parliament.

Voluntary euthanasia laws to come before NSW Parliament this year

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Everyone should have the capacity to choose how and when we die when we’re living with ongoing pain and suffering because of a terminal illness.

It’s really important that we get national consistency on this issue which the vast majority of Australians support and pass similar laws through Federal Parliament.

Voluntary euthanasia laws to come before NSW Parliament this year

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Everyone should have the capacity to choose how and when we die when we’re living with ongoing pain and suffering because of a terminal illness.

It’s really important that we get national consistency on this issue which the vast majority of Australians support and pass similar laws through Federal Parliament.

Voluntary euthanasia laws to come before NSW Parliament this year

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This is not a scientific project. It’s an illegal slaughter.

Photos show Japanese whalers killing minke in sanctuary, says Sea Shepherd

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We need a new approach when it comes to dealing with illicit drugs and reducing the harm they cause.

Persisting with failing policies is not the answer.

Ecstasy blamed for twenty hospitalisations along Chapel Street precinct

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The Prime Minister needs to show some leadership when it comes to the dangerous musings coming from Donald Trump.
The entitlements measures announced by the Prime Minister must sit within the broader framework of an independent national anti-corruption watchdog.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann bills taxpayers $23,000 for weekend trips to Broome

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