9 Feb 2017

'We've got the vibe and they've got the shivers' - Greens

From The House, 7:55 pm on 9 February 2017

The Green Party's co-leader James Shaw sticks to the Party's core message and promotes environmental protection as one of the key issues for this election year as he debates the Prime Minister's Statement*.

The Green Party co-leader James Shaw debates the Prime Minister's statement and delivers the party's main focus for this year's election campaign.

The Green Party co-leader James Shaw debates the Prime Minister's statement and delivers the party's main focus for this year's election campaign. Photo: Supplied / The Office of the Clerk

*The Prime Minister’s Statement is the annual equivalent of what the Governor General or the Queen does at the State Opening of a new Parliament (after an election). It serves the same purpose (a mix of state of the nation and statement of intent) but with less pomp and pageantry. The statement is a formal motion asking the House to continue to support the Prime Minister's administration. The House debates and votes on whether it has confidence in the Government.

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