The Australian Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said that this weekend’s meeting of Trade Ministers for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is being carried out in total secrecy.
Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Bureaucrats and Ministers are meeting in Canberra and Sydney over the next week, in secret, to trade away the National Interest.
The Australian Greens said today that Premier's decision to withdraw his shark cull from Federal Government assessment should finally signal an end of the flawed policy.
Reports today indicate that the WA Government has withdrawn an application for an exemption to the EPBC Act, which would have allowed the Premier to carry out a three year shark cull off Perth and the South West of WA.
On behalf of the Australian Greens, I offer heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Julieka Dhu's family, friends and community.
As people across the community come together today to call for Justice for Julieka, our leaders must acknowledge their failure to address deaths in custody and that deep injustice is still occurring in our gaols. Urgent action is needed to stop any more deaths.
Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says the tragic loss of renewable industry jobs at Keppel Prince highlights the need for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target.
"It's a tragedy for a town like Portland to lose so many jobs when it is already struggling. It's an even bigger tragedy that billions of dollars of renewable energy investment is on hold indefinitely while Labor and Liberal negotiate about how deeply they will cut the Renewable Energy Target,” Mr Barber said.