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“A strong safe crossbench in the Senate” – Brown

Posted by Steve on July 17, 2010

“I offer the electorate experienced and stable leadership, and the progressive policies and clear vision for Australia’s future which the big parties are ignoring,” Australian Greens Leader Senator Brown said in Canberra today.

“Moving forward will mean a carbon tax on polluters; bringing home safely Australia’s troops from Afghanistan; a universal dental care scheme; humane treatment of asylum seekers in Australia; protecting our forests and wildlife.”

“This election is also about the Senate and a strong cross-bench delivering better outcomes for Australians. The Greens are the responsible alternative to a deadlocked Abbott controlled Senate.”

“The Greens will campaign strongly on environmental issues including climate change action, the creation of marine national parks, protecting native forests and wildlife and saving the Darling Downs farmlands from 40,000 coal seam gas drill holes and open cut coal mines,” Senator Brown said.

Greens back calls for modernisation of our Australian flag

Posted by Steve on January 25, 2010

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown has backed in calls for a modernisation of the Australian flag today.

“I congratulate Ray Martin for raising this issue on Australia Day eve, and agree wholeheartedly that it is high time we replaced the union jack with a  dinkum Australian symbol on our flag,” said Senator Brown.

“I call on Kevin Rudd to give Australians the opportunity at the next federal election to vote for a new symbol for our flag that properly reflects the  country we are today.

“Australia has not been a British colony since federation in 1901 and the union jack does not represent Australians.

“It should be replaced with another symbol that conveys Australia’s ancient Indigenous or natural heritage. “Instead of delaying, Kevin Rudd should use this year’s federal election as an opportunity for Australians to vote on becoming a Republic and a new flag for our country.”

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