The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee will today begin two days of public hearings into the legislation enacting the Government's budget cuts to our income support system and payments.
"The Committee is examining the two substantial Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bills, which deliver the Government's toughest and cruellest budget cuts, " Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services said today.
Sydney University's $1 million investment in the controversial Whitehaven coalmine will mean enormous damage for the institution's reputation unless they move quickly to withdraw the investment and apologise to impacted Aboriginal elders and locals, the Greens have warned.
Greens NSW Transport spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi has welcomed reports that the station access fee for Sydney airport train stations will be capped at $21 per week for Opal card users, but says that real problem is the access fee itself.
Dr Faruqi said:
“A weekly cap is welcome news for airport workers and regular travellers, but the reality is that there shouldn’t be an access fee in the first place.
Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says the Mildura solar project shelved yesterday can be saved with action by the state government.
The Napthine government’s BTEX* prohibition bill doesn’t even ban the use of BTEX chemicals in gas fracking, Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber said today.
“This bill is a clear indication that the Coalition will lift the moratorium on fracking after the election,” Mr Barber said.