The Senate has passed an Australian Greens' motion urging the Minister for Immigration to give refugee mothers and fathers unrestricted access to their babies after forced separations came to light in recent weeks.
"Separating mothers and fathers from their children is unacceptable," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
South Australian senators from the old parties have today voted against protecting South Australia's foremost tourism icon, Kangaroo Island, from oil and gas exploration.
In failing to back a motion urging the Immigration Minister to respond to damning UN reports into offshore detention, the old parties have effectively endorsed the arrogant dismissal of those reports, the Australian Greens have said.
Both Planning Minister John Rau and the head of the State Government’s “Expert Panel on Planning Reform” have admitted today that the Panel wasn’t consulted about crucial changes to planning laws that came into operation on the last sitting day of Parliament. The revelation came following questioning from Greens Parliamentary leader Mark Parnell MLC at the launch o