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Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate spokesperson, comments on the G7’s agreement to end the fossil fuel era:

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate spokesperson, comments on the G7’s agreement to end the fossil fuel era:

“The world wants to put an end to the fossil fuel era and move to the age of renewables.

“But, just as he is on equal marriage and gender equality, Tony Abbott is stuck in the past and is ignoring the fact that Australians want climate action and renewable energy.

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Abbott Government releases cringe-worthy response to international climate questions in lead up to Paris

The Abbott Government has released an internationally embarrassing response to questions submitted by other countries ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters, said:

"Other countries, including the US and China, have asked very valid questions about the inadequacy of the Abbott Government's Direct Action program and lowly emissions reduction target.

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Greens praise doctors’ push for action on global warming

The Greens have praised the Australian Medical Association for getting to work on revamping their climate policy ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris later this year.

"A climate crisis means a health crisis, but the Abbott government is so busy denying global warming that they're failing to plan for it at all," said Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale.

"A warmer world means more deaths from extreme weather, heat related events and infectious diseases - which means more pressure on our hospitals and our health budgets.

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To the members of Parliament of Norway

To the members of the Parliament of Norway

We write to you today from a country across the globe already severely impacted by global warming, Australia.

We are 11 Federal Parliamentarians from the Australian Greens, with a keen interest in the health of our planet.

We understand that your Parliament will be holding an historic vote on June 5, looking to direct your country’s Sovereign Wealth Fund to move out of continued investment in the damaging power source of coal.

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Labor must not allow Abbott’s slash and burn Renewable Energy Target

The Australian Greens are calling on Labor to abandon its deal to cut the Renewable Energy Target, which was introduced to parliament today and allows for the burning of native forests.

"This is Bill Shorten's first big test on the environment, and it's time to walk away from this deal. Burning native trees is not renewable energy," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"This deal is bad for the climate, bad for jobs, and a disaster for the environment.

"Is Labor really going to help the government commit this environmental and economic vandalism?"

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