Human Rights

Greens congratulate medical professionals standing up for children in detention

Royal Childrens Hospital staff protest child detention

The Australian Greens have congratulated doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for taking a strong stand against children in detention today.

"I left medicine to go into politics for the exact same reason that these health workers are making a stand today: we've got to fix the factors that make people sick. By locking up innocent people, denying them decent medical care and stripping them of all hope we are actively creating harm," said Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale.

Abbott duped in $55,000,000 Cambodia sham

Scott Morrison signing away $55m to resettle just four refugees

The Cambodian refugee deal has always been an expensive and cruel sham, the Australian Greens have said.

“The Cambodia deal has been a spectacular, 55 million dollar failure from the Abbott government,” The Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“Dealing in cruelty with a corrupt regime is a costly business and, in this case, the Abbott government has simply been duped.

Labor must be true opposition and reject healthy welfare card

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has said the Australian Greens will oppose the legislation introducing a healthy welfare card and called on the ALP to do the same.

"I urge the Labor party to be genuine opposition when it comes to voting on legislation that will seek to rollout the healthy welfare card trials.

“It is incomprehensible that a paternalistic thought bubble by a billionaire could materialise with the support of the Labor party, rolling out as early as next year.

Subscribe to Human Rights