The Greens want to see universal access to publicly funded primary dental care. The Greens’ plan to bring dental care into Medicare means the mouth is treated like any other part of the body.
Bob Brown at Senate doors on forests, doodling, Four Corners, national health and dental care - 14 February 2012
14 Feb 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke at Senate doors today about Four Corners, doodling, Tony Burke's attempt to rejig history on the August 2011 Intergovernmental Agreement on forests, and the Greens' defence of universal healthcare and push for more funding for dental care.
09 Feb 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, speaking to reporters in Canberra today, outlined the Greens' moves to seek better funding for dental care.
Senator Brown also called for the Syrian embassy in Canberra to be closed as it no longer represents the people of Syria. Other topics included the need for Senator Brandis to recuse himself from the Senate privileges committee; debate on the mining tax; government advertising; and Point Henry.
16 Dec 2011
Right from the start, 2011 has been a year of victory for the planet and for a more compassionate, equal Australia. Together we have achieved great things!
The first ever Greens bill passed into law, meaning that residents of Canberra and the Northern Territory can no longer have their laws struck down by a minister's pen. Less than a month later, Adam's bill to establish fairer access to compensation for Firefighters who get ill at work passed into law.
Thanks to your tireless support and the staggering work of Christine in the complex multi-party negotiations, from July 1 next year Australia will charge big companies for their pollution and invest more than $10 billion in clean energy, kick-starting the energy revolution we're perfectly placed to lead.
14 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown spoke to media in Hobart about the government's 'mini-budget' announcement. He also discussed the upcoming visit to Australia by U.S. President Barack Obama.
14 Nov 2011
Greens Leader Bob Brown says that if a mini budget is handed down by the Government it should avoid large scale spending cuts because they are unnecessary.
"Australia is in the middle of a huge mining boom. We are one of the richest countries on Earth at the wealthiest time in history," Senator Brown said.
"A mini budget should address the revenue options available to the Government such as increasing the mining tax, ending fossil fuel subsidies and abandoning the corporate tax cut for big business.
07 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Senator for Victoria Richard Di Natale, health spokesperson, outlined the Greens' national dental care proposals at a press conference in Canberra today.
Other topics included the Government's political commitment to a budget surplus in 2012-13, the Nationals' "policy" on coal seam gas, and the watered-down mining tax.
10 May 2011
Senator Bob Brown held a press conference where he discussed the government's 2011-12 federal budget.
10 May 2011
Public mental health and private mineral wealth are the big winners out of this year's budget, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"The Greens are celebrating the $1.5 billion boost to mental health funding, although we are shocked to discover that almost $0.5 billion is outside the forward estimates. There is a bias in the overall budget to the influential mining barons who are unelected and send massive profits overseas. While the mining corporations gain, programs for Australians, including the environment have been cut by billions," Senator Brown said.
07 Apr 2011
Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown held a press conference to discuss Treasury costings for a proposed savings measure showing almost $1 billion in revenue could be restored over the forward estimates if the Australian Greens' proposal to reduce the fringe benefits tax concessions for company cars is adopted in next month's budget.
11 Feb 2011
The Australian Greens today urged federal and state leaders to boost mental health services and work towards a national, universal public dental care scheme amid the debate about the mechanism for health funding at Sunday's Council of Australian Governments meeting.