The Australian Greens have condemned the Liberal, National and Labor parties for removing protection for farmers from subsidence mining in the Murray-Darling Basin in the federal Parliament tonight.
Greens Deputy Leader and Workplace Relations spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, and Transport spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice, have condemned Qantas and the Liberals for betraying Tasmanian jobseekers.
"Qantas and the Liberals have betrayed jobseekers in Tasmania," said Mr Bandt. "When it was closing its Brisbane and Melbourne call centres, Qantas sought to reassure the public that it would not send its mainland jobs offshore.
A government bill in the House of Representatives today, that would see refugees only given protection if they faced more than a 50 per cent chance of torture or death, should not be passed into law the Australian Greens have said.
"This is a reckless, dangerous bill that will put people's lives at risk," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.