Funding Catalyst Project initiative needed to prepare Tasmania for the digital and creative economy

Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson today stood with Labor MHR Geoff Lyons to call on the Federal Government to commit to contributing funding support for the Macquarie House Innovation Hub. The Macquarie House proposal is the first initiative to come from the Catalyst Project, a grassroots community movement to help prepare Tasmania for the digital and creative economy.

Greens’ Bill to rebalance copyright law

The Greens have moved to bring common sense and fairness to copyright law with the introduction of the Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill by communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.

Government & Coalition Senators reject motion to increase Newstart

The Senate has voted against Senator Rachel Siewert's amendments to the Social Security (Supporting More Australians Into Work) Bill 2013, which called on the Government to deliver a $50 per week increase to Newstart and help single parents.

Action on global warming more urgent than ever

Rumours of a global warming policy backflip from Kevin Rudd are a worrying sign of a race to brown down our attempts to tackle pollution, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said in Canberra today.

Rudd changes must help all single parents on Newstart

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today finally the ALP was following the Greens lead when it comes to helping vulnerable people stuck on inadequate payments like Newstart.