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.
The Greens have made the first of two key back room appointments, hiring Pete Huggins as communications and strategy director.
The Government promised a boring Budget, and it largely delivered - albeit with a bit of culinary flair and political insult-trading around the fringes, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
Former Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has urged the party to abandon its support for legislation that she says goes against its core values.
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.
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”.
The nation's politicians are about to debate two different types of cannabis reform. Thomas Coughlan explains where they both sit on the reform spectrum and details their pros and cons.