The Australian Greens said today they were concerned that a loophole may be created that still allows Colin Barnett to deploy drumlines off WA beaches.
"I think the Federal Government would most likely have rejected the Premier's application before it was withdrawn at one minute to midnight," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.
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Reports today indicate that the WA Government has withdrawn an application for an exemption to the EPBC Act, which would have allowed the Premier to carry out a three year shark cull off Perth and the South West of WA.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.