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By-election snapshot of how ALP will target Greens at national poll: Brisbane Central residents get warning against voting “Extreme Green”

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

A by-election has given a snapshot of how the ALP would target the Greens at the national poll, with election material warning Brisbane Central residents of the perils of voting “Extreme Green” posted to thousands of homes this week, wrote Mark Ludlow in The Australian Financial Review (12/10/2007, p.15).

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Outraged Greens opt for open ticket as Labor and Coalition support Gunns

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

Federal Environmental Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was not appropriate for the commonwealth to assess the greenhouse gas emissions from individual projects, such as the proposed pulp mill in Tasmania, as this was better dealt with by a national emissions trading regime, reported The Australian Financial Review (5/10/2007, p. 10).

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Dry earth worse than dry skin: Greens book ads in fashion maga­zine in bid to lure new voters

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The Australian Greens were booking ads in fashion, science and gardening maga­zines in a bid to lure new voters, wrote Simon Canning in The Australian (4/10/2007, p.34).

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Tasmanian pulp mill decision may help Greens secure Senate balance of power in 2007 election, says leader Bob Brown

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

Australian Greens’ leader Bob Brown was hoping the controversial Tasmanian pulp mill decision could help his party secure the prized balance of power in the Senate at the 2007 election, wrote John Kerin in The Australian Financial Review (8/10/2007, p.4).

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Greens outrage at Labor, Liberal support for pulp-mill: won’t direct voting preferences to either party in Tas

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

The Greens labelled him a sell­out and the Prime Minster called him chicken – either way, Peter Garrett could not win after he announced Labor would back Malcolm Turnbull’s ap­proval of a pulp mill in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, wrote chief political correspondent Phillip Coorey in The Sydney Morning Herald (5/10/2007, p.4).

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Greens leader wants plebiscites to allow local input on all major infrastructure decisions: pulp mills, desal, nuclear power plants and Queensland council mergers

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

Amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 deserved support, said Greens leader Senator Bob Brown in the Federal Senate on 17 September 2007.

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Greens support Federal plebiscite bill says Greens leader: Positive for democracy

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

The Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 could be the greatest contribution to democracy the government has made in its time in office, Greens leader Senator Bob Brown said in the Federal Senate on 17 September 2007.

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PM spruiks climate ‘Action’

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

“My department is today issuing a discussion paper on maintaining abatement incentives in the lead-up to emissions trading, which we aim to commence in 2011,” Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced yesterday.

No-pain policy? “The Government wants to ensure that firms undertaking emissions abatement are not disadvantaged ahead of the scheme commencing. We also want to explore the scope for positive incentives to undertake new, additional abatement”.

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Preference negotiations between Labor and Greens to have a significant impact on federal election; Greens want all of Labor’s preferences in Senate

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Preference negotiations be­tween Labor and the Greens, which could have a significant im­pact on the federal election, were growing increasingly fractious, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (11/9/2007, p.6). Read the rest of this entry »

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APEC conference was a disaster, which ended with a “weak and cowardly” declaration on climate change, argue Federal Greens, Democrat senators

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The APEC conference was a disaster which ended with a “weak and cowardly” declaration on climate change, Greens senators say. Read the rest of this entry »

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