Thursday, September 30, 2010

Adam Bandt makes first speech to Australian Parliament

Australia's first Green MP, Adam Bandt, has made his first speech to the Australian Parliament, which you can watch here;

Adam Bandt MP - first speech from Greens MPs on Vimeo.

"Imagine if we reacted to the financial crisis in the same way as the climate crisis, with global meetings deferred for years at a time.

"Perhaps if the planet were a merchant bank, we might see the speedy, internationally coordinated and massive government activity we saw during the financial crisis. Keeping Australia out of recession and avoiding double digit unemployment is of course the right thing to do. I simply hope our institutions of government here and abroad will extend to the planet the same courtesy as they do to the finance sector."

No comments: