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Greens Commitment to Extend Telehealth

The Australian Greens have today announced their plan to make Telehealth a permanent part of our healthcare system, investing $772 million over the forward estimates into our healthcare system.

Telehealth has been widely available since March 2020 and has enabled many people to access healthcare on the phone or by video conference. The changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule that enabled these appointments are set to end on 31st December 2021.

Greens spokesperson on Health and Mental Health Senator Jordon Steele-John said:

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Greens Announce Plan for Peace, Demilitarisation and Rejection of AUKUS Submarine Deal

The Greens have today announced that in the balance of power after the next election, they will push to boldly reform our defence force to ensure a peace-focused approach is prioritised.

This announcement coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the invasion of Afghanistan, Operational Detachment A574, on 19th October 2001.

 

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Plan to Tackle Housing Crisis in Regional WA.

Australian Greens Announce Plan to Tackle Housing Crisis in Regional WA.

The Australian Greens have announced that in the balance of power after the next election, they will push a plan to build one million, publicly owned, affordable fully-accessible homes across Australia, with 25,000 across Regional WA. 

The Greens' push for secure housing comes as property prices surge to record highs, and a generation has been locked out of homeownership.

Greens Senator for Western Australia, Jordon Steele-John:

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Free and unlimited mental health in Medicare

Adam Bandt 20 Sep 2021

The Greens have today announced that in balance of power after the next election, they will push to tackle the growing mental health crisis in Australia by making mental healthcare free and unlimited for everyone who needs it as part of Medicare.

The plan, which will create universal, unlimited and available mental healthcare through Medicare, will be funded by taxing billionaires and big corporations making big profits.

Our plan will ensure everyone can access mental healthcare, when they need it, not when they can afford it.

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Greens to fight Morrison’s dangerous nuclear subs play

The Greens have attacked Scott Morrison’s plan to buy nuclear submarines. 

Quotes attributable to Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP:

"This is a dangerous move that makes our country less safe by putting floating Chernobyls in the heart of our major cities, increasing the risk of conflict in our region and putting Australia in the firing line.

"The Prime Minister is putting floating Chernobyls near people in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth and he needs to explain how many people will die if there’s a nuclear accident in one of our major cities.

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Bandt announces new parliamentary line-up to kick the Libs out and negotiate shared power

Adam Bandt 15 Sep 2021

With the confirmation of new Senator for Western Australia Dorinda Cox today, Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has put the Greens on election footing with a reshuffle of the Greens’ ‘shadow Ministerial’ portfolios that prioritises the party’s key campaign areas and sets the party up for ‘balance of power’ negotiations in the likely event of a minority Parliament. 

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Parliament must vote to deploy ADF troops overseas

New polling released today shows 87% of Australians are supportive of The Greens’ calls to change how Australia goes to war. 

The poll of 1500 people, commissioned by Mike Smith, a journalist, former Howard Government adviser, and supporter of Australians For War Powers Reform, found that support for war powers reform has jumped 4% in less than a year. 

Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, Peace Spokesperson said:

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A Bill to increase ADF transparency and ensure a vote of Parliament before ADF deployment

Greens bring on a bill to increase ADF transparency, scrutiny, and ensure a vote of both houses of parliament would be needed for the ADF to engage in any future wars.   

The Australian Greens War Powers Reform Bill will be before the Senate on Monday. This bill would mean that to deploy the ADF overseas there would need to be a vote of both houses of Parliament.

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