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"Tell Kevin Rudd to do the job Australians elected him to do": Greens launch national TV campaign

Prime Minister Rudd's CPRS bill "locks in failure" on the climate crisis by setting targets way too low and handing billions of dollars to polluters. That is the key message of a national television advertising campaign launched by the Australian Greens today.

The 30 second message from Greens Leader Bob Brown calls on Australians to visit the Greens MPs website (www.GreensMPs.org.au) and send a message to Prime Minister Rudd that they will not agree to lock in failure.

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Greens will mount Senate campaign to protect Australian readers and writers

The Australian Greens will mount a Senate campaign to protect the diversity of the Australian book industry for writers and readers, as the Federal Government considers handing over greater control to big book chains.

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown said that a recent report from the Productivity Commission that recommended the scrapping of parallel import restrictions on books would, if adopted, simply hand more profits and power to big book chains, squeezing out small, independent publishers and book stores, and reducing support for new and established writers.

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Rudd should tell Britain: return the Parthenon Marbles to Greeks

Australia should use its bond of heritage with Great Britain to request that the Parthenon marbles be returned to the Greek people, Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown said today.
Senator Brown made the comments after the Senate agreed to an Australian Greens' motion, amended by Independent Nick Xenophon, requesting the Australian Government make representations to the British Government for the return of the marbles.

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Greens call for China spy alert in Australia

Monday, 30 March 2009

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has called on the Australian Government to reveal the extent to which the alleged Chinese cyber-spy network has infiltrated Australia.

Overseas reports are that China has hacked into Tibet-related networks in 103 countries.

"It is extremely unlikely that China has not spied on the Tibetan representatives in Australia and New Zealand and the government should reveal what measures it will take to counter this type of espionage in Australia," Senator Brown said.

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Senate questions ABC axing of Religion Report

The Senate today supported a motion from Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown that calls on ABC management to reveal the criticisms and reasons behind the decision to axe the Religion Report, Media Report and other flagship Radio National programs.

"The Religion Report's insightful reporting and critical analysis has ruffled many feathers over the years - the sign of a highly successful program!" Senator Brown said.

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