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Treasurer fails to defend Stage 3 tax cuts

Stephen Bates 6 Sep 2022

In response to a simple question from the Greens Member for Brisbane during Question Time - “How are Labor’s Stage 3 tax cuts actually good for the economy?” - the Treasurer today failed to outline even one economic benefit of the tax cuts.

Quotes attributable to Greens MP for Brisbane, Stephen Bates:

“The Treasurer can’t make even one argument in favour of Labor’s Stage 3 tax cuts.

“The Treasurer has just confirmed Labor’s Stage 3 tax cuts deliver no benefit to the economy.

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LGBTQIA+ Workers Left Out of Jobs and Skills Summit

Stephen Bates 24 Aug 2022

24 August 2022

The Labor Party has published the Jobs + Skills Summit Issues Paper, and LGBTQIA+ people have been entirely left out despite listing many groups of workers who face discrimination. Queer and gender diverse people experience higher rates of unemployment and workplace discrimination, and must be included in discussions on these issues.

Quotes attributable to Member for Brisbane and Australian Greens LGBTQIA+ Spokesperson, Stephen Bates MP: 

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Australian Greens announce portfolios for 47th Parliament

Adam Bandt 17 Jun 2022

The Australian Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has announced the party’s updated portfolio allocation for the upcoming 47th Parliament, ahead of the first sittings in July.

Presented to yesterday evening’s Party Room, the new allocation gives newly elected MPs and Senators the power to progress the issues they were elected to advance, while recognising the years of experience behind the Greens existing portfolio holders.

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Adam Bandt reveals balance of power asks at Greens national campaign launch in QLD

Adam Bandt 16 May 2022

Greens Leader Adam Bandt will address the Greens official national campaign launch in the Brisbane seat of Griffith today, which the party is hoping to win, and outline the Greens ‘balance of power’ shortlist for negotiations in the likely event of a minority Parliament.

The Greens have said they will put on the table a pared-back version of their comprehensive platform - a 7 point balance of power shortlist - comprised of no new coal and gas mines, cost of living measures like dental into Medicare, and action for First Nations’ people. 

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