Education and Employment Legislation Committee
EDUCATION PORTFOLIO - Australian Research Council
Greens Deputy Leader and Industry spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, today said that Tony Abbott was pulling the rug out from under the feet of Australian workers.
“Welcome to working life under the Liberals,” said Mr Bandt.
“Tony Abbott is waging war on Australian workers instead of helping them.
“Mr Abbott has declared war on workers on two fronts.
The Australian Greens are alarmed by reports today that Coca-Cola Amatil is continuing to extract thousands of litres of groundwater which is draining water from the creeks, streams and waterfalls of Springbrook National Park.
“This is a precious World Heritage Area and big business is reportedly being allowed to suck it dry for private profit,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.
Spending up to $1 billion raising the Warragamba dam wall is an expensive and environmentally damaging option that will not protect homes in the Hawkesbury-Nepean flood plain, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
('Backlash over review of $1b Warragamba flood protection', Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March 2014, page 8, http://j.mp/smh140312Wgba)
At a critical time for public education, legislative reform is urgently needed to give NSW parents a coherent voice, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
('Piccoli to force P&C reform', Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March, page 1, http://j.mp/smh130312pandc)
The emergence of two executive bodies claiming to run the NSW P&C Federation has prompted calls for action to change the state legislation.