Articles tagged Greens

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced changes to the country’s waste management strategy, including likely increases to the waste management levy and a plan to recycle more plastic waste.

As the Greens get ready for their annual conference, its MPs may be preparing for tough questions from supporters after taking some lumps in recent months. The party may need to fight its corner more often if it is to survive and thrive in government, Sam Sachdeva writes.

The waka-jumping bill itself is bad enough for democracy. But according to Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University, the process surrounding the bill has also been a blow against democracy – especially with the Green Party misleading the public on their crucial U-turn on supporting the legislation.

The Green Party has revealed who its ministers are meeting behind closed doors for the first time, saying the move is about “shining a light” on the inner workings of government.

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The Government has released the full text of the controversial CPTPP trade deal, along with a national interest analysis touting its importance in fighting growing protectionism around the world.

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Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has attempted to win over critics of the revived Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal at a public meeting, arguing the Government has kept its promise on five “bottom lines”.